1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 08/20/2012 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Wildfire managers say residential evacuations have been lifted around the Oregon side of the Barry Point fire. Fire spokeswoman Jeanne Klein says the evacuations were lifted yesterday in Oregon, but remain in place on the California side of the fire. Klein says crews have built a fire line around the perimeter of the blaze, which is 46 percent contained.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Rescuers with the Skamania County dive team have recovered the body of a 12-year-old girl from Pine Hollow Reservoir east of Mount Hood. The Oregonian reports Wasco County authorities began searching for Fanney Garcia of The Dalles Friday when she was reported to have drowned on the north side of the lake. Her body was recovered Saturday.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Newly released statistics show the most common victim in a drowning incident in Oregon is a male. The Statesman Journal says he’s likely between the ages of 18 and 44, living somewhere in Clackamas or Multnomah County and died while in natural water, such as a river or lake. That’s according to the Oregon Health Authority in the Vital Statistics Annual Report.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A 21-year-old woman born in Mexico and adopted by a U.S. couple has received the go-ahead to sue the state of Oregon for mistakenly telling her parents that she automatically became a citizen when she was adopted. The Oregonian says the Oregon Court of Appeals has ruled that Blanca Starr can proceed with her $1 million lawsuit despite the state’s arguments that the statute of limitations has passed. Starr discovered her illegal status as a teenager and spent years in limbo.


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