1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 01/16/2014 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Oregon’s newest state lawmaker has taken office. Democratic Rep. Barbara Smith Warner of Portland took the oath of office yesterday. She replaces Michael Dembrow, who moved up to the Senate after Jackie Dingfelder resigned to work for the Portland mayor’s office. The Legislature has one remaining vacancy.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – State lawmakers grilled the leader of Oregon’s troubled health insurance exchange about whether Cover Oregon’s technology can ever recover from widespread problems with its online enrollment system. Several Republican lawmakers asked if it’s time to drop Cover Oregon. Cover Oregon’s acting director says it’s too soon to consider that option.

BEND, Ore. (AP) – Deschutes County District Attorney Patrick Flaherty has determined a Bend police officer was justified in shooting an unarmed man. KTVZ-TV reports that 31-year-old Tyler Keinonen (KEN’-uh-nen) was shot when officers investigated a report of suspicious activity at a house raided earlier on Nov. 22. Officer Erick Supplee (SUPP’-lee) told investigators he saw a man sneaking around the house with a smartphone in one hand and a “bulge” in the other, and thought the man was pointing a gun at him.

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) – A Kelso, Wash., woman is hoping for the return of videos of her now-deceased mother that were stolen from a truck parked in Portland. KATU-TV reports that Janette Cade says she was in Portland last Friday for a night out with friends and left her truck and a duffel bag with the videos in a parking garage near the Crystal Ballroom.


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