1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 07/09/2014 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Oregonians rejected legalization just two years ago but are all but certain to have a chance to reconsider this November. State elections officials haven’t yet validated the signatures turned in last week, but advocates submitted far more than they needed. Neighboring Washington state began recreational pot sales today. Oregon was also among the first states to approve medical marijuana.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Hundreds of lightning strikes dotted a wide swath of central Oregon as summer thunderstorms rolled through yesterday afternoon and evening. Jada Altman at the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center in Prineville says more than 750 lightning strikes were recorded. Fire crews quickly jumped on a handful of small wildfires spotted by lookouts.

KEIZER, Ore. (AP) – A reward of up to $500 has been offered for information that helps authorities find a 54-year-old Keizer man who disappeared a month ago. Robert Knupp was reported missing June 8 after his car was found at a rest area off Interstate 5 south of Salem. The reward has been offered by his employer, Garten Services Inc.

ENTERPRISE, Ore. (AP) – Officers from agencies in Idaho and Oregon are looking for a woman who went missing from a campsite along the Snake River in Hells Canyon, leaving behind her shoes and dog. Wallowa County Sheriff Steve Rogers said officers from several agencies were conducting a search, and boats were on the water in the canyon. The woman has been missing since Sunday and is described as in her 60s.


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