2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 10/26/2012 09:29 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Occupy Portland activists are trying to prevent the city from removing a woman from the home she lost to foreclosure. Alicia Jackson stopped making payments on the northeast Portland home, but moved back in about six months ago. About 100 activists have gathered at the home, which doesn’t have water service.

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) – The Washington County sheriff’s office says a man who worked as a facilities supervisor for a Beaverton electrical equipment company took copper, brass and aluminum on the job and sold it for scrap. Investigators say Daniel Mahar made more than $86,000 in three years selling metal that included new rolls of heavy wire stolen from Maxim Integrated Products.

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) – Oregon State University researchers say they have found traces of radioactive cesium from last year’s Japanese nuclear reactor disaster in West Coast albacore tuna. The researchers say the amount is far too small to harm people who eat the fish. The Longview Daily News reports the OSU team’s findings are in line with similar work by researchers in California.

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) – It’s a great time to be a college football fan in Oregon. The state has two teams ranked in the top 10. The No. 2 Ducks and the No. 7 Beavers are the highest-ranked duo from a single state in the current AP Top 25. Before this season, the last time the two teams were both ranked in the top 10 was in 2001, when Oregon State was No. 10 and Oregon was No. 7 after the opening week of the season.


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