1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 04/21/2014 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Police are investigating after a 27-year-old man was found dead in a Eugene home, after reports of a fire and possible shots fired. Someone called 911 just before 7 a.m. yesterday to report the fire and possible shots. Police and firefighters arrived to find Tyler Wayne Alexander, of Springfield, dead. Police say Alexander did not live in the home. No one else was injured and there were no suspects.

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (AP) – Republicans think they’ve found the right candidate for a U.S. Senate seat in Monica Wehby, a children’s brain surgeon who put her early opposition to President Barack Obama’s health care law at the center of her campaign. The rollout of the law in Oregon has been worse than in most other states, and Republicans are hoping a doctor has the credibility to capitalize on voter discontent.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Northwest beer brewers say a proposed rule from the Food and Drug Administration would make it prohibitively expensive for them to recycle spent grain by providing it to dairy farmers. The Oregonian reports the proposal would classify companies that distribute spent grain to farms as animal feed manufacturers. Brewers say that could cost millions.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – The future of Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage goes before a federal judge this week. Oregon’s attorney general says the ban is legally indefensible. Her office filed a lengthy brief urging judge U.S. District Judge Michael McShane to throw it out. There have been no legal arguments submitted for upholding the ban.


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