1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 02/11/2014 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Oregon may be joining 27 other states that make it illegal to provide electronic cigarettes to people younger than 18. A state House committee is scheduled to meet tomorrow to work on two competing bills that would regulate e-cigarettes and their components.

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (AP) – Fire officials in the Portland suburb of Lake Oswego say residents of one home have been told to leave because of fears that a landslide above their house could start moving. The Oregonian reports that the evacuation last night is described as a precaution. Fire officials want to check the hill in daylight today.

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) – Oregon authorities investigating the killing of a county regulatory worker say the suspect is also wanted for questioning in the rape of a child in Washington state. The Clackamas County sheriff’s office said that rewards totaling $7,500 have been posted for information leading to the arrest of 41-year-old Dirck White.

UNDATED (AP) – Oregon high school students are taking and passing Advanced Placement courses at a lower rate than their peers in other states. The College Board today released its annual “AP Report to the Nation.” The results show 24 percent of recent Oregon high school graduates took at least one AP course, well below the national average of 33 percent. Moreover, only 15 percent of the Oregon graduates had an AP score of 3 or better on an exam – the mark generally associated with receiving college credit. The national average is 20 percent.


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