2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 04/09/2014 09:26 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) – An Oregon soldier killed in Afghanistan six months ago is being honored for valor. Spc. Cody J. Patterson of Philomath, Ore., and Sgt. Patrick Hawkins of Pennsylvania were posthumously awarded the Bronze Star with Valor Device. They were killed by a homemade bomb while going to aid eight Rangers on Oct. 5.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Hillary Clinton says empowering women isn’t only moral and just but also an economic imperative. The former first lady, New York senator and secretary of state spoke last night in Portland as part of the World Affairs Council of Oregon’s international speaker series featuring women changing the world. Clinton, a potential 2016 Democratic candidate for president, is on a three-state Western speaking tour.

PLYMOUTH, Wash. (AP) – A Northwest Pipeline official says a pressure vessel rupture caused the March 31 natural gas explosion that injured five people and forced an evacuation at Plymouth in Eastern Washington. Northwest Pipeline Vice President Ed Brewer told a community meeting last night in Plymouth the company is still investigating what caused the rupture. The facility is across the Columbia River from Umatilla.

POWERS, Ore. (AP) – Sheriff’s deputies in southern Oregon say a 20-year-old man died after he jumped 65 feet from a bridge into the Coquille (Ko-KEEL) River near Powers, Ore. They say Derrick Yarnell of Coquille told friends Sunday evening that he was going to jump from the bridge into the water, something he had done successfully several times over the years. Friends tried to discourage him but he jumped anyway.


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