3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 10/19/2012 10:29 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A man serving life sentences for killing three Salem women has been sentenced to another life term after confessing to a fourth murder. The Statesman Journal reports that 53-year-old William Scott Smith pleaded guilty yesterday to strangling Terry Monroe in 1981. Salem police credit their cold case squad with linking Monroe’s death to Smith.

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) – Lattice Semiconductor says it plans to cut 30 employees over the next year because of stagnant sales. The Hillsboro company said yesterday it will consolidate sales and marketing jobs in the U.S. and Europe and close several offices to save about $12 million next year. The Oregonian reports the computer chip maker has set aside nearly $6 million for restructuring charges in the current quarter.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – A student housing developer has agreed to buy 22 acres in Eugene and wants to build student cottages on the site a little more than a mile from the University of Oregon campus. Landmark Properties Acquisitions plans two- or three-story cottages that would house two to four students. The Register-Guard reports the same company has proposed a 650-unit complex near Oregon State University in Corvallis.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Ninkasi Brewing has broken ground for an expansion of its brewery in Eugene. The company plans to triple production and add a new warehouse. KLCC reports the company that currently employs 71 people hopes to hire another 24 next year.


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