2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 04/10/2013 09:29 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Police have charged seven residents of a home near the University of Oregon with violating a new Eugene law that targets the hosts of unruly parties. The Register-Guard reports they are the first to run afoul of the “social host” law approved by the city council in January. Officers responding to noise complaints Monday night found a highly intoxicated 19-year-old unconscious. He was treated at a hospital. The seven accused of violating the social host law could be fined up to $1,000.

ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) – Students at Southern Oregon University are donating money to put water back in a Klamath Basin creek to help fish. Student activist Shaun Franks says $60,000 from student fees dedicated to special projects known as the Green Fund are going to the Bonneville Environmental Foundation to lease water rights from ranchers on Seven Mile Creek. The idea is to offset the amount of water used on the Ashland campus by restoring an equal amount to the creek.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Police are praising a citizen who thought the sight of people loading an airplane propeller into a pickup truck in southeast Portland was unusual enough to warrant a 911 call. Officers responding yesterday learned on their way that Troutdale police had just taken a report of a stolen airplane propeller. Police stopped a pickup truck, recovered two stolen propellers and took three people into custody. The theft victim soon arrived and confirmed the propellers were his so officers returned them to him.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Portland has been named America’s second-best city for four-legged travelers. The travel booking site Priceline.com compiled the top 10 list of the city’s most friendly for travelers with pets based on the number of pet-friendly hotels, the number of off-leash dog parks and the city’s walkability. Albuquerque was No. 1.


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