2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 05/15/2015 09:29 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Oregon’s Drought Council has endorsed seven more county drought declarations and sent them on to the governor. Water Resources Department spokeswoman Racquel Rancier says the council forwarded drought declarations from Deschutes, Grant, Jackson, Josephine, Lane, Morrow and Umatilla counties to the governor’s office.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Police in Portland say they arrested a woman accused of repeatedly using her hands to grab food from a Mexican restaurant salad bar, ignoring the tongs provided, and then hurling the tongs at a worker who asked her to stop touching the food. The Oregonian reports police arrested the 49-year-old woman Sunday for investigation of aggravated harassment.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Oregon Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden is playing a leading role in some of Congress’ toughest debates. The three-term senator is the chief Democratic negotiator on trade legislation that would allow President Barack Obama to negotiate an historic accord with 11 Pacific Rim nations. He’s also threatened to filibuster the expiring portions of the Patriot Act.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A southwest Portland man says his early morning walk home from work turned violent when an owl attacked him. KPTV-TV reports that Kelly McCrillis was walking around 3 a.m. yesterday when he stopped to take a photo and the owl swooped toward him several times, sratching his hand and back.


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