1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 04/10/2015 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Oregon lawmakers could have another fight looming over vaccines after a Senate committee heard testimony on a bill requiring all schools to make public the rate of students opting out of one or more immunizations. Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward has introduced legislation requiring schools to publish their vaccine exemption rates in easy to find places, such as their website or main office. It also requires schools to notify parents of their immunization rates.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Now you can know exactly what you’re getting into when you visit a DMV office. The state Driver and Motor Vehicle Services Division says it’s posting wait times for 37 field offices equipped with automated wait-time systems. DMV officials say drivers with a choice of local offices can pick the one with the shortest wait time.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Google is expanding its presence in Oregon. This week, the company will open a new data center in The Dalles. The Oregonian reports the 164,000-square-foot building nearly doubles the size of the company’s current data center in that town. Google did not say how many people would work in the 15,000-square-foot space.

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) – The owner of a 17-pound Siamese cat named Liam says he has nearly used up his nine lives after getting shocked on a power pole in Grants Pass and falling 25 feet. Jennifer Kagay tells The Grants Pass Daily Courier she and her husband took him to the vet, where he may have to have one leg amputated.


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