1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 07/01/2013 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Authorities say they won’t know for sure if a body recovered from Mount Hood is that of a missing climber until the remains are taken to a medical examiner. Crews spent much of Sunday carrying a body down Mount Hood from the glacier where it was spotted by a helicopter crew looking for the missing climber. Officials believe the body is likely Kinley Adams, a 59-year-old Salem dentist who failed to return June 22 from a climb.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber says he’s “extremely disappointed” that Washington state lawmakers weren’t able to agree on funding for the $3.4 billion Columbia River Crossing project. In a statement released Saturday, the Democratic governor thanked Washington Gov. Jay Inslee for his unsuccessful push to win funding for the project. Supporters say the money was necessary to keep up to $1.2 billion in federal support on track.

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – A Medford man who lost two fingers when an illegal firework exploded Friday is recuperating at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. David Jenkins tells the Mail-Tribune he is in good spirits despite his injury that will require one more surgery. Police said they issued Jenkins a $250 citation for using the illegal firework.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Oregon’s new charity law will punish nonprofits that spend too little money on their missions. The Statesman-Journal reports the bill will eliminate state and local tax subsidies for charities that spend more than 70 percent of donations on management and fundraising over a three-year period. State officials and nonprofit leaders believe Oregon is the first state in the nation to take the approach.


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