2nd Oregon News from the AP

Date: 04/01/2013 09:33 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


MOUNT HOOD, Ore. (AP) – The Clackamas County sheriff’s office says searchers found a missing Mount Hood skier dead last night west of the Ski Bowl resort. The sheriff’s office says the man was submerged in a creek. The 23-year-old was with a group of skiers who had been drinking at a hut Saturday night. The man decided to head down the mountain alone but became disoriented.

KEIZER, Ore. (AP) – Negotiators talked with a Keizer woman for more than two hours last night and persuaded her to safely surrender after threatening to set a house on fire because of a fight with her boyfriend. When they went inside, police and firefighters found gasoline had been poured around the residence but not ignited. The woman was jailed for charges that included attempted arson.

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – A nearly 7-year-old lawsuit by filed by Oregon demonstrators against police protecting President George W. Bush is continuing in federal courts. Anti-Bush protesters contend agents of the Secret Service and other law enforcement officials discriminated against them by clearing them off a street, and in some case used force to do so, while letting pro-Bush demonstrators stay. Portland lawyer Steven Wilker tells the Medford Mail Tribune that part of the case has focused on whether specific officers can be sued.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Some Oregon lawmakers want to curtail a law that opens up school boundaries. Under open enrollment legislation, students can freely apply for transfers to schools outside their home areas. Districts can’t stop students from leaving during this one-month sign-up window. When students transfer, they take with them roughly $6,000 in state and local funding. Proposed legislation would require transfer students to get permission from their home district before leaving.


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