3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 08/14/2012 10:29 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The National Weather Service says if you think it’s hot today in Oregon, just wait a couple of days. Forecasters say temperatures will rise into the 90s tomorrow and could hit triple digits Thursday and Friday in western Oregon including the Portland area.

UNDATED (AP) __ A firefighter narrowly escaped death when she scrambled into an emergency shelter while fighting a massive wildfire in southeastern Oregon. She suffered minor burns to a leg and forearm and minor smoke inhalation. The blaze scorched about 653 square miles in remote terrain straddling Oregon and Nevada, where five ranches in the Kings River Valley were evacuated.

SILVERTON, Ore. (AP) – A management company is applying for a new liquor license at the Oregon Garden in hopes of generating more revenue. The tourist and resort attraction near Silverton struggled financially for years. It opened in 2001. The Salem Statesman Journal reports the Silverton City Council has voted to recommend the state approve the license.

NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) – A sick green sea turtle found in the Oregon coast surf in June is ready to begin his trip back to the wild. KVAL-TV reports that staffers at the Oregon Coast Aquarium nursed the turtle back to health and plan to fly the turtle to San Diego, where it will be released in warmer water.


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