3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After two years with a tied House of Representatives, Oregon voters could flip control of the chamber to one party or the other today. The Senate also is up for grabs. The party that controls a legislative chamber has the power to set the agenda in Salem for the next two years and to block or advance the priorities of the Democratic governor.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A three-year dispute over control of a Eugene natural foods company and other assets of a Sikh community was settled with feuding religious and business leaders dropping claims against each other. The Register-Guard reports a federal bankruptcy judge approved the settlement yesterday. It calls for transition to new leadership for the East West Tea Company, which packages tea under the Yogi Tea brand.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — City crews picked up nearly 5 tons of leaves on the first day of leaf collection on Portland streets. They’ll be working into mid-December. Residents in leaf program neighborhoods are asked to rake all of their yard leaves into the street the day before the scheduled pickup, and cars should be moved off the street to allow a clean curb-to-curb sweep.

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Just like their football team, Oregon State University dairy students say they have a winner with their Beaver Classic cheese. The students make the cheese, which takes six months. They’re also responsible for the name, packaging artwork and selling the cheese at football games for $10 a wedge.


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