2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 03/18/2013 09:26 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Portland police say a wrong-way truck driver has crashed into a car on the I-205 bridge. The driver of the car is at Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver. Police say her injuries do not appear to be life-threatening. The truck driver has been detained by police who believe alcohol was a factor in the crash at 4:20 this morning.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Environmentalists are expected to face off with oil company lobbyists at a legislative hearing today on continuing Oregon’s clean fuels program. Environmental groups want the Legislature to extend the Oregon Clean Fuels Program beyond its current expiration in 2015. Oil companies and large-volume fuel users say the state is moving too fast and risks raising fuel costs significantly.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Twenty-three newly hired Oregon State Police recruits have been sworn in at the Oregon Public Safety Academy Hall of Heroes in Salem. The Statesman Journal reports the 22 men and one woman make up the first class of troopers to be hired since September 2011. The class will graduate in August. They are the best of 800 applicants.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — In the space of a week, Oregon ran an emotional gamut. The Ducks lost the final two games of their regular season then turned around and won the Pacific-12 Conference tournament. Now Oregon heads into the NCAA tournament as the No. 12 seed in the Midwest Region. The Ducks will face No. 14 Oklahoma State, the fifth seed in the Midwest, on Thursday in San Jose.


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