2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 11/25/2013 09:28 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Triple-A reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Oregon is $3.27, down 2 cents in a week and 19 cents in a month. Some metro prices — Portland $3.26, Salem $3.22, Eugene-Springfield $3.27, and Medford-Ashland $3.31.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Oregon must spend $16 million in the next six years to improve the security of driver’s licenses. A report to the Oregon Legislature says if that doesn’t happen, the federal government could refuse to recognize Oregon IDs for things like boarding a plane. Currently Oregon doesn’t meet standards set by the REAL ID Act, passed by the U.S. Congress in 2005.

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – Some Oregon liquor store owners and craft distilleries aren’t excited about a proposal to allow large grocery stores to sell hard liquor. They told the Medford Mail-Tribune that the Liquor Control Commission should be careful while considering whether to recommend expanded liquor sales. Some store owners fear they won’t be able to compete with large chains. Craft distilleries say they won’t be able to get their products on the shelves of big stores.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Robbie Findley’s first-half goal put a comeback out of reach for the Timbers and Real Salt Lake advanced to the MLS Cup with a 1-0 victory over Portland last night for a 5-2 aggregate advantage in the Western Conference final. The victory extended RSL’s unbeaten streak against Portland to 10 straight matches.


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