1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 02/11/2015 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Lawyers for Gov. John Kitzhaber and his fiancee are arguing that the Oregon Government Ethics Commission has no jurisdiction to investigate Cylvia Hayes. But whether the ethics commission looks at the allegations may be a moot point, now that the state attorney general has launched her own criminal investigation. Hayes is accused of using her position as first lady to land private consulting clients.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Port of Portland officials say a South Korean shipping company that is the port’s largest container carrier will be terminating its service with the city, but will continue to use rail and truck transportation. Hanjin has had a presence in Portland since 1993, but the company has been unhappy about the pace of work among longshore workers.

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) – A gay man who sued when he was fired from his job at an Oregon adult bookstore has been awarded more than $76,000 in damages. Wilford Bearden was hired at Fantasyland II in Clackamas in April 2010 and fired three months later. The bookstore manager said other employees complained that Bearden was overbearing, intrusive and sometimes hostile.

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) – The defense lawyer for a man accused in the death of a 2-year-old girl has sought to bar cameras from a hearing in a Clatsop County courtroom. The public defender argues the aggravated murder case could lead to the death penalty, and coverage has been what he calls sensational. He says it raises the question whether 26-year-old Randy Roden can get a fair trial in a small community.


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