2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 12/12/2013 09:31 AM

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MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – The man accused of bombing the district attorney’s office in Medford has pleaded not guilty in federal court. The Mail Tribune reports the trial for Alan McVay of White City is scheduled to start Feb. 11. He’s charged with damaging the building with an explosion Nov. 13 to avoid a sentencing the next day on a burglary charge.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The anniversary of the Clackamas Town Center shooting was marked last night with a candlelight vigil at the mall to remember the victims. The Oregonian reports a few hundred people gathered in the cold outside an entrance and heard from family members and others condemning gun violence. On Dec. 11 last year a man opened fire in the food court, killing two people and injuring a third before killing himself.

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – A proposal to ship North Dakota crude oil by train to Vancouver mostly drew opponents to a public hearing last night in Spokane. Most of the 75 people at the state hearing cited risks of train derailments, spills or fires as well as global climate change from using oil. The Spokesman-Review reports the proposed terminal at the Port of Vancouver could result in up to four oil trains a day passing through Spokane.

RENO, Nev. (AP) – Governors in 16 states today unveil a high-tech wildlife habitat mapping project they hope will encourage economic development across the West. Leaders of the Western Governors’ Association at their winter meeting in Las Vegas say they want to make it easier to chart paths across large landscapes where developers can expect the least regulatory resistance.


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