1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 07/25/2013 04:00 AM

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A small plane made an emergency landing on Interstate 5 in southern Oregon after losing power on its way to Portland. State police say there were no injuries Wednesday when the four-seat Cessna landed north of Roseburg. The pilot was identified as 38-year-old Marc Girardet of Tenmile and he had a 56-year-old passenger.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – A spokeswoman for Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber says the entry of Republican state Rep. Dennis Richardson into the governor’s race won’t be a factor in the governor’s decision whether or not to seek re-election. Spokeswoman Jillian Schoene said that Kitzhaber has previously indicated he is considering running for a fourth term. Richardson is the most prominent candidate so far to jump into the 2014 gubernatorial race.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Oregon state officials said Wednesday they’re worried about new wildfires taking off in intense heat and dry thunderstorms expected for a few days. The Department of Forestry and the state fire marshal put out a statement urging caution and noting activities that may be prohibited or restricted, such smoking, driving off road, mowing dry grass, or using campfires, power saws, exploding targets and fireworks.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The estate of a drowned Vancouver, Wash., teen has sued the organizers of a summer camp in Oregon, saying they endangered the boy. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in Multnomah County Circuit Court in Portland seeks $13 million. The Columbian says the suit alleges that organizers of Experience the Valley Summer Camp were negligent in not requiring children to wear life jackets for swimming or walking near “dangerous bodies of water.”


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