1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders last night spoke to his second packed crowd in the Pacific Northwest as supporters filled Portland’s Moda Center to hear the Vermont senator talk about income inequality and other issues. About 19,000 people cheered Sanders in the arena. Sanders spoke for about an hour and touched on things like sustainable energy, the need for affordable higher education and the environment. But much of his speech centered on economic issues.

BEND, Ore. (AP) — The Bend City Council has approved a fee exemption for affordable housing, to help spur construction of up to 100 housing units. The Bulletin reports the exemption is for system development charges, which are levied against new construction and reflect the cost of expanding infrastructure for new residents. Bend has few vacant rental properties and rental prices have skyrocketed in recent years.

SNOQUALMIE, Wash. (AP) — The State Patrol is investigating after a crash on Interstate 90 in Snoqualmie killed one and injured another. KOMO-TV reports that a 20-year-old driver from Medina was going eastbound Saturday afternoon when he swerved and hit a car parked on the left shoulder. A man standing next to the car was killed. Officials say a woman passenger is in critical condition.

ONALASKA, Wash. (AP) — A new wildfire has prompted evacuations in Lewis County. Washington’s Department of Natural Resources said Sunday afternoon the fire was burning near Onalaska and was estimated to be about 25 acres. Newaukum Valley Fire and Rescue Chief Gregg Peterson says four homes had been threatened but firefighters were able to stop the flames before they reached the residences.


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