1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 04/29/2013 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Salem police are investigating lewd, racist graffiti found on Judson Middle School this weekend. The Statesman-Journal says the graffiti was painted over or scrubbed off by yesterday. Sgt. Alan Graham says police found swastikas, phallic symbols, racial slurs and other derogatory words painted on the school. Graham says he doesn’t think anyone is in danger.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Portland man is struggling to survive after saving 7 people from a duplex fire. KATU-TV reports John Zeller is in intensive care in a Portland hospital. The volunteer with Clackamas County Search and Rescue helped seven people escape a fire at a Southeast Portland duplex. His mom, aunt, uncle, sister, nephew and two neighbors all got away safely.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The state Legislature is considering honoring brewer’s yeast as the state microbe. The House has already approved the resolution and now it’s before the Senate. Resolution sponsor Rep. Mark Johnson says designating brewer’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) as the state microbe is a salute to the economic impact it has had on the state’s economy.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A new analysis by the Oregon Employment Department has found software jobs are growing quickly, even though the state’s economy is still sluggish. The Oregonian reports software jobs are growing at a double-digit percentage rate. Two-thirds of Oregon’s software jobs are in the Portland area, followed by the Eugene-Springfield area.


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