2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 11/13/2015 09:25 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – About 500 students, faculty and staff held a demonstration on the University of Oregon campus yesterday to show solidarity with protesting students at the University of Missouri. A group called Black Women of Achievement said it’s creating a list of demands for the University of Oregon administration to begin addressing concerns.

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – Medford officials have approved a ban on both recreational and medicinal marijuana growing operations. The Mail Tribune reports that the City Council voted in favor of an ordinance making marijuana growing a violation and not a criminal charge. It will be taken up for a second reading because the vote wasn’t unanimous.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A driver whose vehicle struck and injured three teens in a Gresham crosswalk while she was taking video of her son has been sentenced to five months in prison. The Oregonian reports that Elizabeth Dove will serve 30 days beginning in December and the remaining 120 days in June, after she finishes her semester at community college. The teenagers are still suffering from their injuries.

UNDATED (AP) – Crab pots are sitting empty on docks, boats are idled and fishermen are anxiously waiting for California to open the lucrative Dungeness crab season. California has delayed Sunday’s start of its commercial crab season after finding dangerous levels of a toxin in crabs. Officials in Oregon and Washington are testing crab samples and will decide soon whether to open their coastal season. The toxins come from a massive bloom of algae in the Pacific Ocean.


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