Date: 10/21/2014 09:07 AM
Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A ballot measure that would require labels on genetically engineered foods is poised to reach an Oregon spending record. Both sides of the battle over Measure 92 have raised more than $17 million combined – a number that’s likely to grow in the three weeks before the Nov. 4 election. Opponents of the food labeling measure have a fundraising advantage, reporting nearly twice the contributions.
MILWAUKIE, Ore. (AP) – Police and the Clackamas County Major Crimes team are investigating a suspicious death in Milwaukie. An officer was dispatched last night to a home where medics had already responded. A person at the scene died.
BOARDMAN, Ore. (AP) – Oregon’s Occupational Safety and Health Division is investigating after a woman severed four fingers on her right hand in a workplace accident at a potato plant in Boardman. The East Oregonian reports that the agency says the unidentified woman was cleaning around machinery used to cut potatoes when the accident occurred last Thursday at Oregon Potato Co.
ENTERPRISE, Ore. (AP) – An effort is underway in northeastern Oregon to preserve a prominent part of one of the state’s premier camping, tourist and scenic areas – the east moraine along Wallowa Lake. The moraine is a glacial deposit that rises 900 feet above the lake. The idea is to have the county own the moraine and continue public access and grazing and timber use.
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