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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Hikers and campers near Bobby Lake in the Cascade Range and the nearby Pacific Coast Trail have been warned away from the area because of a new wildfire, and campers in the Waldo Lake area have been put on alert. The fire broke out Wednesday. In the evening, it was estimated at 15 acres. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) – The suspect in a shootout with officers last week near Albany had served time in California for car theft and assaulting his wife. The Corvallis Gazette-Times reports 32-year-old Demicio Cardenas Jr. remains in a Portland hospital with multiple wounds. His condition is not known. A corrections spokesman says Cardenas has also been convicted of spousal abuse.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The lnternational Longshore and Warehouse Union has filed a federal lawsuit over money the Port of Portland recently agreed to pay to its terminal operator to help defray losses caused by this summer’s labor strife. The suit names the Port and its executive director, Bill Wyatt. It seeks an injunction against the $4.7 million payment to ICTSI Oregon Inc.

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) – One of Oregon’s rural counties struggling with declining federal timber payments has decided to bank what may be the final infusion of federal safety net money rather than make room for more jail inmates. The Grants Pass Daily Courier says Josephine County commissioners voted 2-1 to save almost all the $4.7 million authorized by Congress.


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