3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The Eugene City Council has asked city staff to identify potential sites for a homeless village. By the end of the month the council hopes to have a list of sites that could serve as transitional housing for 30 homeless adults and their children. The Register-Guard reports a group called Opportunity Village Eugene wants land to build simple structures similar to Portland’s Dignity Village.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — More than 30 people packed a Lane County commissioners’ meeting yesterday to comment on a proposed coal export terminal at Coos Bay. But commission Chairman Sid Leiken removed the topic from the agenda because the Port of Coos Bay told him the project is not moving ahead as fast as expected. Nonetheless, people at the meeting told the commissioners what they thought about it. The Coos Bay terminal is one of five in Oregon and Washington proposed to ship coal from Montana and Wyoming to Asia.

SOUTH BEND, Wash. (AP) — The Pacific County sheriff’s office says a fugitive who walked away from a Clatsop County Jail work crew in August is back behind bars. Ronald Legler of Roseburg, Ore., was arrested by deputies and jailed in South Bend yesterday. Legler was serving time for possession of heroin.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The company that owns the former Oregon Steel Mills says next spring it will reopen a pipe mill that closed in 2009. The Evraz company says the mill will produce pipes for the petroleum industry. The mill plans to hire about 75 workers and that could grow to 200 at full production.


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