2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 01/28/2015 09:29 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) – Wolves in Oregon have hit the threshold for consideration of taking them off the state endangered species list. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says the latest wolf census confirms at least seven breeding pairs. The state wolf management plan calls for a review once there have been four breeding pairs producing pups that survive a year for three years running.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Milwaukie mental health therapist is pleading no contest to a charge that he overbilled the state Medicaid program. Adrienne Isgrigg was sentenced to three years on probation and ordered to pay more than $13,000 in compensation to Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare. The Oregonian reports she worked at the nonprofit’s Milwaukie clinic for 18 months before she was fired in 2013.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has had skin cancer removed from his face. The Democratic governor had an obvious scar on his left cheek when he spoke to Oregon reporters and editors yesterday at a forum organized by The Associated Press. Kitzhaber’s spokeswoman says the cancerous lesion was removed on Monday.

UNDATED (AP) — Southern Oregon University won its first NAIA national trophy in football this past season. Now the school is looking for some help getting championship rings to go with it. Unlike in NCAA Division I, NAIA does not pay for championship rings. So Southern Oregon is not only hitting up its donors to try to cover the approximately $37,000 it will cost for 150 rings at $250 apiece.


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