1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 01/17/2014 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


SALEM, Ore. (AP) – The Republican National Committee says it’s filed a public records request seeking information about Oregon’s troubled health insurance exchange. The request dated Tuesday requests information about compensation and vacation time for two senior officials: Cover Oregon director Rocky King and former Oregon Health Authority Chief Information Officer Carolyn Lawson. The director of the Democratic Party of Oregon calls the Republican move a “press stunt.”

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Police in Eugene, Ore., say two male students have been arrested at Willamette High School after a school resource police officer heard rumors of plans to assault two teachers. The two were arrested for investigation of conspiracy to commit first-degree assault and disorderly conduct. They were taken to a juvenile detention center. Police did not discuss the nature of the threat, nor which teachers were targeted.

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) – A fire official says two people were burned and one of them had to be rescued from afternoon fire yesterday that extensively damaged a Springfield, Ore., duplex. Eugene-Springfield’s Deputy Chief says both people were sent to a hospital. There was no immediate word on their condition. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – Authorities have positively identified the first of two bodies found at a ranch outside Rogue River as a man who lived on the ranch for several months before he disappeared. The Jackson County District Attorney’s office says fingerprints from the FBI’s national database confirmed that one of the victims was 56-year-old Robert Haney.


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