2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 01/13/2014 09:25 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


GRESHAM, Ore. (AP) – Police say an 8-year-old Gresham boy who was shot in the stomach is recovering after surgery. KPTV reports the boy was wounded Saturday afternoon at his home. Police are investigating but the shooting appears to be an accident.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – State Treasurer Ted Wheeler says he’s not convinced Oregon can collect the tolls needed to pay for an Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River. The Oregonian reports that Wheeler wants assurances Oregon will have authority to collect from Washington residents. The Washington state government dropped out of the project.

BEND, Ore. (AP) – A county official is raising questions about a proposed desert trail that would wind through central and southeastern Oregon. The Bend Bulletin reports that Harney County Judge Steve Grasty wants to know what type of federal environmental review will be done on the 766-mile Oregon Desert Trail, among other things.

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – Medford residents are divided over a proposal to ban pit bulls or require that the dogs be sterilized. Police say they’ve recorded 89 dog attacks over three years, just over half of them by pit bulls. The Mail-Tribune reports that ban supporters say pit bulls are dangerous. Critics say any dog can be dangerous in the hands of the wrong owner.


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