1st AP Regional News Minute

Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – The presidents of Oregon universities are pledging to limit tuition hikes if the Legislature agrees to boost higher education funding over the next two years. The universities are asking for a two-year budget of $755 million, which they say would restore their funding to roughly the level it was at in 2007. Their funding request is $85 million more than legislative budget writers initially proposed.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon state legislator was taken to the hospital following a floor session. An Oregon Senate Republicans Spokeswoman says an ambulance took Sen. Alan Olsen to the Salem Hospital after yesterday’s Senate floor session. She says the Canby Republican was doing OK and undergoing tests. She said his family asked that no other information be released.

GRANT PASS, Ore. (AP) – The city of Grants Pass is reviewing its policy on event permits after community complaints reported that North Valley High School’s prom had been too rowdy. The Daily Courier reports the prom was held at Grants Pass’ Reinhart Volunteer Park on May 9. Neighbors of the park had issued complaints about the noise that night to police and later to city officials. A city official says the city will develop new rules to address noise levels in the community.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Scientists say a cluster of earthquakes ranging in magnitude up to 5.9 have struck off the coast of the Pacific Northwest, but haven’t been strong enough to generate tsunamis. The sixth and seventh quakes in the series struck last night. They were the weakest so far, at magnitude 3.9 and 4.2.


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