2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 02/12/2014 09:29 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Rescue efforts are scheduled to resume at first light today for two backcountry skiers who were seriously injured in an avalanche. The avalanche yesterday in eastern Oregon’s Wallowa Mountains killed two other skiers. Low clouds and poor visibility grounded rescue helicopters yesterday. Four uninjured skiers were being brought out on the ground.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A mediation session between Portland Public School officials and teachers yesterday ended after more than four hours without a deal. The Oregonian reports that district officials sent out a message yesterday to full-time and part-time teachers saying they have the right to strike or continue working. The strike deadline is Feb. 20.

WILSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) – A tractor-trailer rig struck and injured two members of a Multnomah County inmate work crew along Interstate 5 in Wilsonville yesterday. One inmate was seriously injured and the other was treated at the scene. Oregon State Police say the driver of the semi reported lousing consciousness. He was treated at a hospital for a minor injury.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A federal judge in Portland has ruled the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency must get a warrant before accessing Oregon’s pharmaceutical monitoring database. Judge Ancer Haggerty said in a 16-page opinion it is “more than reasonable” for patients to believe that law enforcement agencies won’t have unfettered access to their prescription records.

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