Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

Date: 06/24/2013 09:30 AM

AP-OR–2nd NewsMinute/239
Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The search resumes today for a climber lost on Mount Hood. The Clackamas County sheriff’s office says the family of the Salem man reported him missing Saturday night and his vehicle was found parked at Timberline Lodge. The Oregonian reports he’s an experienced climber who is believed to have climbed the mountain before.

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) – The Seattle company that wants to build a coal train terminal in Bellingham says the trains will still pass through Washington on their way to Canada even if three proposed Washington coal terminals are not built. The Herald reports coal from Montana and Wyoming is already shipped to British Columbia, and terminals there are expanding.

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) – Trains full of North Dakota crude oil are chugging toward the Pacific Northwest. The Daily News of Longview reports says the oil is bringing jobs and business opportunities to the Lower Columbia region but it also is raising fears that the river will become a fossil fuel highway.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Multnomah County jury has awarded more than $6 million to a 21-year-old Oregon agricultural worker who was paralyzed from the waist down when his torso was crushed in a hay bale-cutting machine. The jury found that Double Press Manufacturing, a California company that makes the equipment, was 60 percent responsible for injuries suffered by Zeferino Vasquez in 2010 in Junction City, just north of Eugene.


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.