2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 07/29/2013 09:27 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Authorities suspect a medical condition caused a 66-year-old Salem man to collapse while hiking with his family at Silver Falls State Park. State Police say Richard Proksch was unresponsive Saturday when a ranger and medics tried to revive him. The Statesman Journal reports he was pronounced dead at the scene.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – The Sigma Chi fraternity at Willamette University has lost its on-campus house indefinitely following an investigation into Facebook comments. The scandal erupted in May after comments from a private Facebook group of fraternity members were posted online. They included conversations that used sexually explicit and degrading language to describe women students and faculty members.

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) – A Veterans Affairs counselor in Roseburg has been idle for close to a year as officials investigate whether she had an intimate relationship with a veteran who attended support groups for those with post-traumatic stress disorder. Jamie Carlson says the situation has become intolerable, and the president of the union that represents Carlson says the case is based on rumors. Several veterans and their relatives told the Roseburg News-Review they want Carlson to return. The VA had no comment.

NEW YORK (AP) – Amazon.com Inc. is looking to fill 7,000 jobs in 13 states, including Oregon. The company says it will add 5,000 full-time jobs at its U.S. distribution centers as well as 2,000 customer service jobs. Work-from-home positions are available in Oregon.


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