Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Some students at a Portland magnet school for the arts are protesting the addition of more math and science classes. About three-dozen students walked out of Da Vinci Arts Middle School yesterday saying the proposed change would take time away from language and social studies classes and change the feel of the magnet arts school. A meeting about changes is set for 7:00 tonight at the school.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Police in Salem say they’ve arrested a man accused of burglarizing four car dealerships and stealing vehicles from three of them. Police say Gonzalo Luna-Hernandez was arrested yesterday after a traffic stop in Keizer. Lt. Steve Birr says a stolen Honda was recovered. Birr says the affected dealerships include Honda of Salem, Skyline Ford, BMW of Salem and Withnell Dodge.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – An ironworker injured when he fell from a ladder at a southern Oregon dam has sued PacifiCorp and several contractors, seeking more than $25 million. The Oregonian reports that the lawsuit says Joshua Lang suffered a broken back and other injuries in 2012 when he was working at the Soda Springs Dam. His lawyer says Lang now uses a wheelchair, although he can “hobble” for short distances.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) – Wayne Tinkle, who coached the past eight seasons at Montana, has been hired as Oregon State’s new head basketball coach. Tinkle took the Grizzlies to the NCAA tournament three times in his tenure with the team. He replaces Craig Robinson, brother-in-law of President Barack Obama, after he was fired earlier this month.
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