1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 11/18/2013 04:00 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Oregon immigrants who went to court to seek the right to stay in the United States and won faced one of the nation’s longest delays in getting their cases decided. Recent statistics from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse show Oregon came in second after Nebraska in the average length of wait time before a case was resolved. Immigrants in Oregon had to wait 1,178 days.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon Court of Appeals has rejected a constitutional challenge to Oregon’s Right to Farm law, but parties say the question isn’t resolved. The Capital Press agricultural publication reports the law protects farmers from lawsuits over common industry practices. The case arose from Lane County, where some residents said their neighbor’s pesticides and chemicals drifted onto their properties.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) – President Barack Obama and the first family checked out a basketball matchup yesterday between Oregon State University and the University of Maryland.. Michelle Obama’s brother Craig Robinson coaches the Oregon men’s team. Robinson’s team prevailed Sunday, beating Maryland 90-83.

SEATTLE (AP) – Alex Calderwood, the Seattle co-founder of the hip Ace Hotel chain, has died in London at age 47. The company said on its website he passed away Thursday, but released no information about the cause. Calderwood also started a chain of barbershops called Rudy’s in Seattle, with locations now in Los Angeles, New York and Portland.


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