3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 04/05/2013 10:29 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Some Oregon lawmakers are prepared to block land use laws to land an electronics factory that would invest more than $1 billion and employ at least 1,000 workers. The Oregonian reports Hillsboro is reportedly one of three finalists for the unannounced project. A lawyer for 1,000 Friends of Oregon says the legislation would create a huge loophole in the state’s land use rules.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Portland Fire and Rescue spokesman says a restaurant bartender was burned last night after alcohol fell on a nearby candle as he made a drink. Fire officials say the resulting flames ran up a wall at Bluehour in northwest Portland and activated the sprinkler system. The unidentified bartender was hospitalized with first- and second-degree burns.

BEND, Ore. (AP) – American Airlines plans to start daily flights from Redmond Airport to Los Angeles International Airport on June 12. The Bulletin reports the service will give central Oregon travelers a direct flight to Southern California.

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – The Medford City Council has voted to create the job of emergency manager. The position will cost the city $145,000 a year in salary and benefits plus another $38,000 a year for materials and services and a one-time expense for $31,000. The Mail Tribune reports the manager would help prepare for earthquakes or other disasters and direct the Citizen Emergency Response Team that the council authorized last year.


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