1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 01/03/2014 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The man who led Oregon’s problem-plagued health insurance exchange has submitted his resignation. Rocky King has been on medical leave since Dec. 2. His resignation is effective at the end of his leave, March 5. The board of Cover Oregon says it will begin looking for a permanent director. The state’s online exchange still hasn’t launched and Oregon has had to rely exclusively on paper applications.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – The Kitzhaber administration is working on a review of managers in Oregon’s state government that could lead to big changes in how they’re paid and what they do. The head of the state Department of Administrative Services tells the Salem Statesman Journal the state doesn’t have a clear idea of managers’ duties or whether they’re being paid appropriately. The state’s largest union has long argued the state could adhere to strict manager-to-employee ratios and save millions of dollars.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon Lottery spokesman says a Portland couple won a $9 million Megabucks jackpot. KGW-TV reports a lottery spokesman says Cindy Degner bought the Megabucks ticket on Dec. 21, checked the numbers the next morning, woke up her husband Randy and told him the good news. The couple decided to take the cash option and received $1.5 million each.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Authorities say a man died at Portland’s Vista Bridge after shooting himself and falling down an embankment. City police did not identify the man yesterday afternoon because his family had not been notified.


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