1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 07/14/2015 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A group of gun-rights advocates is giving up its effort to recall two Democratic lawmakers from Washington County. The recalls were launched earlier this year against Sen. Chuck Riley of Hillsboro and Rep. Susan McLain of Forest Grove, who supported a bill requiring background checks for private gun sales. A recall group spokesman tells the Oregonian that the supporters were unable to get the financial and logistical support they’d need to pull off a recall.

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) – The U.S. Forest Service is taking possession of U.S. Coast Guard planes that are being converted to drop retardant on wildfires. The first of the planes, an HC-130H, is based in Sacramento, California and ready to start flying as far as 500 miles to drop retardant on a wildfire. Six more are coming online through 2019 and will be based around the West.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Portland Fire & Rescue spokesman says one person jumped from the second floor of an apartment building to escape flames yesterday while fire crews pulled another person from the southeast Portland complex. KGW-TV reports that authorities say two people have been seriously injured and taken to a hospital while two others were treated at the scene.

DUNDEE, Ore. (AP) – A prosecutor says an Oregon couple accused of accepting more than 10,000 pounds of customers’ meat that they could neither store nor process have been charged with six counts each of second-degree criminal mischief. It was not immediately known if Jeffry and Sharon Payne had a lawyer.


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