1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 02/19/2013 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Police say a man shot by officers in a parking lot at a Portland hospital after he wouldn’t put down his gun may have been a patient at that facility. Spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson says the adult man, whose name has not been released, died after being shot at by three police officers in the employee parking lot at Portland Adventist Medical Center Sunday night. No officers were shot. The three officers have been placed on paid administrative leave, as is standard procedure after an officer-involved shooting. All work in the East Precinct. An autopsy is planned today on the body of the man who was shot.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A commuter caught on camera a door stuck open on a fast-moving Portland MAX train while it sped along Interstate 84 toward the Lloyd Center. TriMet officials tell KGW-TV that kind of malfunction is rare. The train car has been pulled from service. TriMet encourages the public to immediately alert the operator of a train when they see a safety concern.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A bill allowing illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition at Oregon universities has cleared its first legislative hurdle. A House committee approved the measure yesterday, sending it to a vote in the full House. Oregon requires university students to pay higher out-of-state tuition if they can’t prove they are legally in the U.S. The bill’s supporters say young immigrants shouldn’t be denied access to affordable higher education because of their parents’ decision to migrate illegally.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A bill approving a new Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River would authorize $450 million in bonds to pay for Oregon’s share, but it doesn’t say how the state would pay off the debt over the coming decades. State lawmakers heard public testimony on the topic yesterday. Paying down the bridge debt would cost roughly $30 million per year. In the short term, the state can use unanticipated federal transportation dollars to cover the debt. But after that money runs out in two to three years, the state would have to approve a new revenue source, such as a gas tax or vehicle fees.


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