1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 12/04/2014 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – The state official overseeing Oregon’s transition from the failed Cover Oregon health insurance website to the federal insurance exchange is stepping down. Tina Edlund says she will be taking time off before part-time retirement. Gov. John Kitzhaber selected Edlund earlier this year to oversee the transition.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) – Southern Oregon grand jurors have decided that three law enforcement officers were justified in using deadly force against a robbery suspect who fired at them last month. Klamath County’s District Attorney said that the officers chasing 37-year-old Lenny Miles on Nov. 16 were aware that Miles knew he was also a suspect in a homicide investigation. He declined to provide any details on the homicide, saying the investigation continues.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Oregon State Police have released the names of the driver and two passengers killed when a pickup truck rolled 300 feet down a steep ravine in Lane County. Police say 36-year-old Alejandro Cambray of Eugene was behind the wheel when the white Ford pickup left the road on private timber land owned by Roseburg Forest Products. The other victims were 41-year-old Bradley Yonker and 26-year-old Ruben Benito, both of Springfield.

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) – Scientists have found that killing wolves does not always reduce attacks on livestock. Researchers at Washington State University found that for every wolf killed in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming over the past 25 years, there was a 5 percent increase in the sheep and cattle killed the next year. Livestock kills only started going down after overall wolf numbers were reduced by more than 25 percent.


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