1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 06/06/2014 04:00 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A University of Oregon student who says she was sexually assaulted by three members of the men’s basketball team is making her first public statement since the controversy erupted on the Eugene campus. The unidentified woman, through an attorney, sent an open letter to the Daily Emerald campus newspaper saying the athletic department prioritizes winning over student safety. The alleged assault happened at the end of the regular season, and university officials allowed two of the players to compete in the NCAA tournament.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A landslide has closed part of the Historic Columbia River Highway east of Portland for a few days. The state Department of Transportation says the slide is west of the Stark Street Bridge, which remains open and allows travel between Troutdale and Corbett. State transportation spokesman Don Hamilton said about 1,000 cubic yards of rock and dirt fell yesterday morning, including what he described to The Oregonian as “one very large rock.”

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) – A state proposal to stop stocking hatchery salmon in a few coastal rivers has not gone over well with some of the anglers who fish those rivers, or some county officials. Tom Stahl of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says wild salmon and steelhead runs are generally healthy on the coast, but on a few rivers they want to stop stocking hatchery fish to help wild fish survive into the next century. Those fish would be released into other rivers. Some anglers and officials in Coos and Douglas counties have opposed the plan, questioning the premise that hatchery fish pose a risk to wild fish.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Marion County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Silverton man accused of fatally shooting his neighbor’s dog. Sgt. Chris Baldridge says 69-year-old Monty Fisher shot the Alaskan Husky named Xavier on May 27. Fisher told investigators he was defending livestock at the time, but Baldridge says deputies found witnesses who said the dog was not chasing any livestock. Fisher was charged with aggravated animal abuse and is due in court July 3.


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