2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Thousands were without power in the greater Portland area and a flood watch was issued for the northern Oregon coast through today as severe storm lashes the Northwest. State officials said heavy rain caused Portland’s sewer system to overflow into the Willamette River and residents were urged to avoid contact with the river through tomorrow evening.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Two Springfield teens have been sentenced to more than six years in prison for killing a Pleasant Hill man in a street-racing collision. The Register-Guard reports Jonathan Delgado and David Pena Gomez were sentenced yesterday in the June death of Roland Vilett, who was outside his home when he was struck by Delgado’s vehicle.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – New estimates from Portland State University say Oregon gained its 4-millionth resident this year. The Oregonian reports that Portland State population expert Risa Proehl says that’s a good sign because it indicates the state is attractive to people. U.S. Census Bureau data shows that the state hit 3 million population in 1993.

BEND, Ore. (AP) – A unicyclist making his way across the country can be seen riding along the rural highways of central and eastern Oregon this week. The Bend Bulletin reports that Anthony Jones of New Orleans took a bus to Portland to begin his coast-to-coast journey. However, the 20-year-old has faced several obstacles along the way. Jones says after arriving in Portland, he discovered the bus company had lost his unicycle. He was able to connect with a unicycling group, which helped put together a new ride for him.


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