2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 12/19/2012 09:29 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A 15-year-old girl has been released from the hospital and is at home in “very good spirits,” eight days after a shooting rampage at an Oregon shopping mall. Oregon Health and Science University confirms that Kristina Shevchenko was released yesterday. She survived an attack by a gunman who killed himself after fatally shooting two adults at the Clackamas Town Center.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Four cellphone tower workers stranded since Saturday in foul weather at the summit of Steens Mountain in southeastern Oregon have been rescued. Harney County’s search and rescue coordinator says they were brought down yesterday in good health, although tired and hungry.

HERMISTON, Ore. (AP) – Another 178 jobs will be cut as operations shut down at the Umatilla Chemical Depot. The Washington Demilitarization Co. told Oregon officials that engineering, maintenance and administrative jobs will be cut in February. The Oregonian reports this is the fourth round of layoffs since the shutdown started last year when workers destroyed the depot’s final ton of mustard agent.

NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) – Two endangered sea turtles that washed ashore on the north Oregon coast in stormy weather have been moved to the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport. Both turtles are extremely cold and in critical condition. The turtles were found Monday at Seaside and at Gearhart. The Newport aquarium says a Green Sea Turtle has been responsive but an Olive Ridley Sea Turtle has remained unresponsive.


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