2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 07/18/2012 09:32 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


SALEM, Ore. (AP) – No public events are planned when President Obama stops in Portland next Tuesday for a private fundraiser. The Statesman Journal reports tickets for the lunch reception at the Portland Art Museum start at $500. Obama’s last Oregon stop was a speech on education in February 2011 at Intel’s Hillsboro plant.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – At a hearing tomorrow a federal judge in Portland is expected to decide whether the Longshore union was in contempt of court for a slowdown on the Fourth of July at the Port of Portland. The hearing is the latest step in a dispute between longshore and electrical workers that has resulted in cargo ships diverting to Puget Sound ports. The dispute involves two jobs for workers who plug and unplug refrigerated units.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Police say a woman is dead and a man has life-threatening wounds after a stabbing last night in northeast Portland. Officers are investigating. They say no suspects are being sought. Detectives say they don’t yet know what led to the stabbings.

COQUILLE, Ore. (AP) – Police are looking for a transient as a person of interest in the slaying of a man at a motel in North Bend. Coos County prosecutors say 47-year-old Ronald Wayne Ambill was last seen yesterday hitchhiking north on Highway 101. The victim is identified as 60-year-old David Marion Barker.


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