Date: 11/17/2015 09:30 AM
Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – Officials are asking Oregon counties to send fewer inmates to state prisons in an effort to prevent an emergency prison expansion. The Mail Tribune reports that an unexpected growth in the prison population has lawmakers considering a $9 million expansion of the Deer Ridge prison in Madras.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Eugene officials are considering whether to approve extended hours for a temporary pilot program that would allow homeless people to sleep overnight at approved sites. The Register-Guard reports that the proposed ordinance would make an exception to the city’s ban on overnight sleeping on public property.
GRESHAM, Ore. (AP) – Gresham police say two 12-year-old boys were hit by a car while they were running across a street against a red light. The Oregonian reports the boys were taken to local hospitals with unknown injuries. Police say both were talking and conscious afterward. The driver has not been cited.
BEND, Ore. (AP) – Oregon State University says it expects to complete the purchase of a 46-acre pumice mine bordering its Bend campus site by December or January. The Bulletin reports OSU-Cascades plans to finish the initial building phase by fall 2016, and need the site of the mine to expand enrollment over the next decade.
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