Date: 05/13/2014 10:43 AM
Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The union for Oregon’s 40,000 teachers is asking state schools chief Rob Saxton to cancel next spring’s Common Core reading and math tests. The Oregon Education Association says the new exams are unproven, too hard and would harm students by making most of them feel like failures. Saxton agrees the tests will be challenging, but he said Monday he won’t consider canceling them.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Hundreds of people attended the memorial yesterday at Hillsboro Stadium for Mick, the Portland police dog killed in an April 16 shootout with a robbery suspect that wounded his handler, Officer Jeff Dorn. KGW reports Dorn spoke at the memorial and thanked everyone for their support.
CARLTON, Ore. (AP) – Damage from a two-alarm fire at the Scott Paul Winery in Carlton is estimated at more than $300,000. KPTV reports the Sunday night fire damaged the fermentation room but did not reach wine barrels at the opposite end of the building.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – The Eugene City Council voted last night to sell two alleys to a developer for $208,000 for a building expected to house a Whole Foods grocery. Whole Foods has not confirmed it will occupy the store, and the developer, Broadway and Pearl Associates, says it can’t disclose the tenant.
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