1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 03/11/2015 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – The twice-a-year ritual of resetting clocks would come to an end under two bills introduced in the Oregon Senate. The idea has cropped up in more than a half-dozen statehouses, but it’s generated more talk than action. Daylight saving time proponents like the extra evening daylight for outdoor recreation and family time. Critics say it hasn’t delivered on its promise of energy savings.

UNDATED (AP) – Federal fisheries managers have unanimously adopted a West Coast ban on new commercial fisheries for forage fish, the little fish that big fish and seabirds depend on for food. Although no West Coast fishing boats are contemplating new efforts to target forage fish, others do around the world. Conservation groups have been campaigning for the council to protect the food chain that supports ocean fisheries.

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) – A young Oregon man who was naked when he attacked a hunter on a remote hilltop has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Prosecutors say 22-year-old Linus Norgren knocked out Jeff McDonald. The Oregonian reports that a Washington County jury rejected Norgren’s self-defense claim.

WEST LINN, Ore. (AP) – Police in the Portland suburb of West Linn say the 70-year-old female driver involved in a vehicle crash into a noodle shop has died. Authorities say Gloria Bellefleur of West Linn has died of an undisclosed medical issue unrelated to the crash.


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