1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 06/30/2014 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

MADRAS, Ore. (AP) – The student population in Jefferson County is one-third American Indian, one-third Hispanic and one-third white. But that diversity is nearly absent from the Jefferson County School District staff. The Bend Bulletin reports that the teacher workforce in Jefferson County is more than 90 percent white. School district officials are working to improve the situation.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The director of the Portland Police Museum has resigned amid concerns about the storage of Police Bureau personnel files. James Huff served as director for five years before resigning this spring. He told the Oregonian newspaper that Assistant Police Chief Mike Crebs and others seized police personnel files from about 1910 to the 1970s. He says city archivists were concerned that records were being handled by museum workers, who aren’t city employees.

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) – Two Vancouver, Washington, middle school students have won a national history prize. The Columbian reports the Pleasant Valley Middle School students finished first in their division at National History Day for their documentary on Vietnam War prisoners of war. The 14-year-old students – Jethro Abatayo and Logan Gibert – interviewed POWs and spent about 600 hours producing their 10-minute documentary.

SEATTLE (AP) – A cruise ship that returned to Seattle after a fire in its boiler room has left the port again. Holland America says no one was injured in the fire, and the Coast Guard has declared the vessel safe to continue on its journey to Alaska. The Westerdam left Seattle around 10:15 a.m. yesterday, with about 3,000 people on board.


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