1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 05/30/2014 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – The main technology contractor responsible for building Oregon’s failed online health insurance exchange says the governor is unjustly trying to blame it for the Cover Oregon fiasco. Gov. John Kitzhaber announced that he’s asked Oregon’s attorney general to sue the Redwood City, California-based company. The state is still withholding $25.6 million in payments from the company.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – About three-quarters of Oregon teachers said in a survey that class sizes are too large for them to meet the needs of all students. The survey of 19,000 Oregon educators was backed by the state Department of Education, the teachers union and the state school administrators organization. More than a third said teachers don’t have enough time to plan lessons.

BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) – Beaverton police say they’ve accused a couple of living with their daughters in a recreational vehicle full of garbage and human waste, and social workers have begun an investigation. Officers said they found garbage piled up high all around the motor home, feces all over the bathroom and no running water. Police said the girls are ages 7 and 12, and are living with relatives.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Officials say six small monkeys have died at the Oregon Zoo in Portland just two days after arriving at the facility. The Oregonian reports that the cotton-topped tamarin monkeys were part of a group of nine that arrived May 22. A zoo spokesman says necropsy results were inconclusive and the zoo awaits a pathology report on tissue samples.


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