2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 09/10/2015 09:29 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A second Oregon judge says he is no longer performing weddings after a federal judge overturned the state’s ban on same-sex marriage last year. The Oregonian reports that Washington County Judge Thomas Kohl says he stopped performing weddings as a judge last summer for faith-based reasons.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Oregon Treasurer Ted Wheeler has announced that he’s running for Portland mayor, pitching himself as a more liberal and more accomplished alternative to incumbent Charlie Hales. Wheeler faulted Hales for failing to deal with homelessness, rising housing prices and crumbling streets.

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) – The Astoria City Council has passed a resolution publically opposing an energy company’s $6 billion terminal and pipeline project. The Daily Astorian reports that the City Council voted 4-1 to oppose Oregon LNG’s project and to urge local, state and federal officials to deny the project. Oregon LGN has applied for development permits in the city of Warrenton.

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – Authorities say a scammer is calling residents of Jackson County claiming to be a sheriff’s captain. The Medford Mail Tribune reports that the Sheriff’s office says someone using the name of a real sheriff’s captain is demanding cash to avoid arrest for failing to appear before a federal grand jury.


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