3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 01/25/2013 10:32 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A 28-year-old felon was arrested in Portland for trying to sell firearms on Facebook. Police say an undercover officer arranged to buy the guns. Four guns were seized in a raid yesterday, and Kyle Quinn Cully was arrested as a felon in possession of a gun. He has previous convictions for kidnapping and coercion. KGW reports he said he was trying to sell the guns for a roommate.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Starting in March some residents and businesses in northwest Portland will have to pay $60 a year to park on the street. KOIN reports the parking plan adopted by the city council in December is taking effect. Officials hope it will free up street parking for shoppers. The parking permit plan will be reviewed after six months.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – In the past six months, seven Oregon school districts have paid about $3 million in bonuses to teachers and principals who were rated highly in districts that improved student test scores. The Oregonian reports the performance bonuses are a federally funded project to determine whether cash rewards can boost student achievement. The program is run through the Portland-based nonprofit Chalkboard Project in six districts: Salem, Bend, Redmond, Crook County, Lebanon and Albany. The McMinnville district is in the program independently.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Pepsi is closing its distribution center in Salem next month as part of a consolidation plan. The Statesman Journal reports many of the 66 employees will have the chance to transfer to jobs in Portland or Corvallis.


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