1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 06/27/2013 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Hundreds of gay-marriage supporters gathered yesterday afternoon in downtown Portland, Ore., to celebrate twin rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court. The high court rulings will extend federal recognition to same-sex marriages in the states where they are legal, and will add California to the 12 others in that category. In Oregon, a 2004 ballot measure bans same-sex marriage despite near-uniform opposition from the state’s highest quarters.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon House has given final legislative approval to a bill limiting law enforcement’s use of drones for surveillance. The measure passed 56-3 yesterday and now goes to Gov. John Kitzhaber who intends to sign it. The bill would require law enforcement agencies to obtain a warrant before using a drone to gather evidence.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Oregon parents who refuse vaccines for their children will have to visit a doctor or prove they watched an educational video before sending their kids off to school. Gov. John Kitzhaber signed the new requirement into law yesterday. Under the law, parents can still seek vaccine exemptions for nonmedical reasons.

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to sell more timber in Southern Oregon. The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled yesterday in a case filed by the timber industry against the Department of Interior. The judge ruled that BLM failed to consistently offer as much timber as called for in its resource management plans for the Medford and Roseburg districts.


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