1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 09/13/2013 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


SALEM, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon judge has ruled that a 112-year sentence is not cruel and unusual punishment for a man who killed four people and wounded 25 others as a 15-year-old. The Oregonian report Judge Thomas Hart rejected Kip Kinkel’s request yesterday for a new sentencing hearing. The now 31-year-old Kinkel killed his parents and two students at Thurston High School in Springfield in 1998.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – An Eastern Washington farmer’s alfalfa has been rejected by a broker that says it found evidence of genetically modified pesticide resistance. The Washington State Department of Agriculture says testing on the seeds will be done by today in a Yakima lab. Genetically modified alfalfa is legal to grow and sell in the U.S.

HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) – Authorities in Hood River, Ore., along the Columbia Gorge say an exhaustive ground and air search has failed to find an armed bank robber. Several schools, a hospital and some businesses were temporarily locked down yesterday. Police say a man in his mid-30s with a handgun robbed a US Bank branch mid-morning and left on foot.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Oregon’s liquor board has decided to allow any state liquor outlet to sell liquor, beer and wine with the necessary licenses. The Oregonian reports that yesterday’s action is part of an effort by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission to adjust state liquor sale rules in light of a push for privatization. Commission figures released yesterday show revenues at stores where all were sold rose 12 percent.


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