3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – U.S. agriculture officials have ordered Oregon Health & Science University to find out what’s causing abnormal hair loss in some monkeys at its Oregon National Primate Research Center in Hillsboro. The university told The Oregonian that it reported many of the issues itself and works to ensure the humane treatment of research animals. The center houses about 5,000 primates, most of them rhesus macaques (REE’-sus muh-KAKS). They are used in medical research.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The leaders of Metro say the firing of the Oregon Zoo’s director and top veterinarian is related to the death in January of a 20-year-old orangutan. The Oregonian reports Metro, the regional government that runs the zoo, says the leaders of Metro “concluded mistakes were made and important information was not fully disclosed.” It didn’t provide details.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – ODOT says an expansion joint on a freeway ramp may be a factor in a number of accidents on the flyover ramp from northbound Interstate 5 to Highway 217 in Lake Oswego. The Oregonian reports there have been at least nine crashes in the past three weeks, including three yesterday on the ramp. A road crew found metal teeth in the joint are dislocated, causing some cars to spin out.

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) – A woman has pleaded guilty to a charge that she was driving under the influence in Lake Oswego when she was too drunk to know what she was doing. It wasn’t until Mary Elizabeth Lanning woke up in jail that she learned she had crashed into two police cars. The Oregonian reports she was sentenced yesterday to 14 days in jail and ordered to pay $4,500 in damage.


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