3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 04/30/2013 10:31 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A man wounded by a Marion County sheriff’s deputy has appeared in court via jail video to hear he’s facing charges that include being a felon in possession of a firearm. The 48-year-old man, Michael Kent Wylie, also is suspected of a home invasion robbery last week in Edmonds, Wash., another crime in Tigard and a parole violation in Utah. Wylie was shot in the leg Friday by a deputy who found him apparently passed out in a stolen car near Turner. The deputy fired when Wylie woke up and brandished a gun.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – A ban on plastic bags takes effect tomorrow in Eugene stores. The ban was approved six months ago by the city council as an environmental measure. KVAL reports shoppers can bring their own reusable bags or buy paper bags for a nickel. Thin plastic bags will still be available in Eugene grocery stores for meat and produce.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Oregon lawmakers don’t want the state to get stuck with the bill if a wave-energy company installs equipment off shore and then goes belly up. The Senate voted unanimously yesterday to require that companies experimenting with wave energy in Oregon’s territorial waters show they have enough money to recover their equipment when they’re done with it. They’d be required to remove the equipment within two years of decommissioning it.

The bill now goes to the House.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Winemakers have been buying vineyards in the Willamette Valley, near Monmouth. The Statesman Journal reports the Northwest Wine Company of Dundee bought two vineyards to provide another source of grapes for the company’s own brands and private label products for others. Jackson Family Wines of Sonoma County, Calif., bought two vineyard properties to produce wines for the Kendal-Jackson brand.


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