1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 07/30/2014 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Oregon insurance regulators are seeking authority to require that private health insurers have enough doctors and other health care providers to adequately serve all their customers. The move comes as a growing number of insurance policies seek to save money by shrinking the number of providers in the network.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – The Eugene City Council has approved an ordinance calling for city government operations to be carbon neutral by 2020, either by cutting its own greenhouse gas emissions or by funding emission-reduction projects. Eugene is among a handful of U.S. cities to place their climate goals into law. The council passed the ordinance 6-2, with concerns about climate change trumping worries about how companies might respond.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Authorities say a Portland Police Bureau officer was involved in an alcohol-fueled altercation while on vacation at a Trout Lake, Washington, RV park. A Klickitat County Sheriff’s Office spokesman says officers responded to a fight involving Sgt. Jason Pearce and a 17-year-old boy who had made comments to Pearce’s daughter. The sheriff’s office recommended to the prosecutor’s office that Pearce be charged with felony assault. The prosecutor has yet to decide whether to file charges.

SEASIDE, Ore. (AP) – Thousands of anchovies have died trying to swim up the river at Seaside. KPTV-TV reports the fish entered the Necanicum (nee-KAN’-i-kuhm) River in downtown Seaside on Monday night. Tiffany Boothe of the Oregon Coast Aquarium says there were too many fish and too little oxygen in the small stream.


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