2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 02/14/2014 09:29 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Negotiators for Portland Public Schools and unionized teachers met for more than four hours last night in an effort to reach a contract agreement and avoid a strike set for next week. The Oregonian reports that teachers gave the district a new contract proposal that offers some concessions on salaries and work rules.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon legislative committee is keeping alive a plan to build a new Interstate 5 and light-rail bridge over the Columbia River without money from Washington state. The House Transportation and Economic Development Committee voted along party lines yesterday to advance the measure to the Legislature’s budget committee.

HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon Department of Transportation hopes to clear enough of a rockslide from Interstate 84 to have an eastbound lane open by Monday. The slide Wednesday night blocked all but one westbound lane. A fatal crash occurred last night on Washington Highway 14, the detour route around the rockslide.

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (AP) – Police in the Willamette Valley community of Cottage Grove, Ore., say a 52-year-old woman missing for a week has been found alive in a pit in a wooded area. KEZI-TV reports the woman survived without food and with only a little water, living through a fierce snowstorm that hit late last week.


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