1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 09/24/2013 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Gov. John Kitzhaber has formally called lawmakers into special session next week. Kitzhaber issued a proclamation Monday calling legislators to Salem to work on legislation that would lower costs in the public-employee pension system and raise new revenue. The governor announced last week that he intended to call the special session after reaching an agreement with legislative leaders. The special session will begin at 8 a.m. on Sept. 30.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) – A Klamath County commissioner says he’s considering challenging U.S. Rep. Greg Walden in the Republican primary. Dennis Linthicum says he hopes to decide soon whether to take on the only Republican in Oregon’s congressional delegation. Linthicum describes himself as a “constitutional conservative” and tagged Walden as a “professional politician.” As chairman of the House GOP’s campaign committee, Walden is one of the most senior Republicans on Capitol Hill.

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) – When a man broke into a Grants Pass house over the weekend, a 14-year-old girl went into a drill she’d practiced with her family: Get a description. Call 911. Hide. Police say the man knocked on the front door and rang the doorbell Saturday morning, and then pulled a screen from the window to get in. Police got to the scene within two minutes and quickly arrested 25-year-old Brandon W. Weeks. He was booked on charges of burglary, criminal mischief and probation violation.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Federal prosecutors say a 35-year-old former officer in a Portland credit union who was addicted to painkillers has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for stealing more than $400,000 over seven years. The U.S. attorney’s office said 35-year-old Jade Carnahan of Scappoose took the money from the bank vault at Rivergate Federal Credit Union as well as from customer accounts.


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