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KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) – The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation proposes to release water again from the Trinity River in California to keep fish from dying in the lower Klamath River. The Trinity is a tributary to the Klamath, which runs from southern Oregon to the Northern California coast. The Klamath Falls Herald and News reports that it would be the second year of such releases.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – The state of Oregon has reached a contract agreement with another employee union. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees says the deal was finalized early today. The agreement must be approved by rank-and-file members. The agreement covers 3,000 workers from 20 state agencies. Bargaining continues for 3,000 AFSCME-represented prison workers.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Portland man who sent threatening emails to a woman was sentenced yesterday in federal court to two years in prison. Cyrus Andrew Sullivan pleaded guilty to making a threatening communication. The Oregonian reports that the two were in a dispute over a website run by Sullivan that allows people to post names of people who allegedly have a sexually transmitted disease.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – An initiative to ban genetically modified crops in Lane County has been rejected as too broad. County Clerk Cheryl Betschart said in a letter to a petitioner the proposed “local food ordinance” violates state requirements that ballot measures address only a single subject. The Eugene Register-Guard reports that backers of the Lane County petition say they’ll ask a judge to overrule the clerk’s decision.



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