1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 06/18/2013 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Police in Oregon say they have arrested the driver who fatally struck a Seattle man trying to dribble a soccer ball 10,000 miles from Seattle to Brazil for the World Cup. Scott Van Hiatt, of Neskowin, was arrested yesterday on a charge of criminally negligent homicide. Richard Swanson was hit from behind by a pickup last month while walking south along U.S. 101 near Lincoln City.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Oregon primary and secondary schools will not be getting $800 million in funding that would have helped avoid cutting teachers or school days. The Oregon Senate voted down a $6.55 billion schools budget yesterday. One Democrat and all 14 Republicans said it didn’t provide enough money.

PASCO, Wash. (AP) – Authorities say an Idaho woman who had been missing since Sunday near Pasco, Wash., has been found alive. KNDO reports that 21-year-old Rashelle Klontz, whose belongings were found inside a fruit stand where she had been shopping, was found in a wheat field by a farmer. Klontz had been on her way back to Sandpoint after spending a few days in Hermiston, Ore.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A federal judge has reopened the dispute over which union workers at the Port of Portland should perform the task of plugging and unplugging refrigerated cargo containers. A U.S. District Court judge ruled yesterday that the National Labor Relations Board overstepped its authority last year when it awarded the work to union electricians instead of the International Longshore & Warehouse Union.


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