2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 01/02/2014 09:29 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


WASHINGTON (AP) – Philanthropy made a comeback in large donations in 2013 with the nation’s wealthiest donors giving more than $3.4 billion to charity. Nike co-founder and chairman Philip Knight and his wife, Penelope, made the second largest gift commitment of 2013, pledging $500 million to the Oregon Health and Science University Foundation for cancer research. The university has to match the donation in the next two years to receive the full gift.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon Department of Justice is demanding unredacted data from the makers and marketers of 5-Hour Energy drink that back its advertising claims. The Oregonian reports those claims include that the two-ounce caffeinated energy shot is recommended by doctors and that drinkers don’t experience a crash when the effects wear off. A 5-Hour Energy spokeswoman declined comment.

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) – The manager of a now-defunct motel in Pendleton has agreed to provide basic services to remaining tenants. The East Oregonian reports that the manager of the Rodeo City Inn agreed to provide drinking water and portable toilets after a Umatilla judge ordered both sides to reach a compromise. The inn closed last week after the county labeled it a nuisance property. At least a couple dozen people still live there.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Snowpack levels across much of Oregon are below normal levels, after a year that also was the driest on record in Eugene-Springfield. The National Weather Service says the entire West Coast is dry. Through Tuesday, the service recorded 21.19 inches of rainfall in Eugene, breaking a nearly 70-year-old record for lowest rainfall.


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