2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 08/01/2012 09:28 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) – Environmentalists are opposing plans to build a waterfront hotel, commercial building and wake-boarding park in Hood River, known for its world-class wind surfing. They say the project will harm endangered salmon and water quality in the Columbia river, and have warned developers that they intend to sue over Clean Water Act and Endangered Species Act issues. The developer says he worked hard to put together an environmentally friendly project.

KEIZER, Ore. (AP) – Keizer police say a motorcycle officer is recovering from injuries suffered when he laid down his bike to avoid a collision with a stolen car that had rammed a patrol car. Officer Eric Jefferson was treated at a hospital and released. The officer in the patrol car was not injured. Other officers chased down the stolen car and arrested a Keizer man on charges that include using a vehicle as a weapon.

NEWBERG, Ore. (AP) – A three-alarm fire at a paper mill in Newberg burned about 250 bales of paper and took 75 firefighters several hours to contain. The Oregonian reports the fire started late yesterday afternoon in a paper storage warehouse at SP Newsprint Co. and was contained by 8 p.m. The cause is under investigation.

COQUILLE, Ore. (AP) – A Bandon midwife who helped deliver a baby that died a few days after birth has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide. Coos County District Attorney R. Paul Frasier calls care provided by midwife Marcene Rebeck was “substandard.” But her attorney says Rebeck did nothing wrong and Frasier presented an incomplete picture to the grand jurors who handed down an indictment.


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