1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 11/20/2015 04:00 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Oregon Rep. Kurt Schrader is one of 47 Democrats who joined with House Republicans to support making it harder for Syrian and Iraqi refugees to enter the United States. Rep. Greg Walden, Oregon’s only Republican congressman, joined Schrader in voting for the legislation.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Low-income tenants in Portland are faced with an unprecedented number of rent increases after the City Council passed new rules intended to protect renters. The Oregonian reports that the Portland City Council approved new renter protections last month in response to record-high rent increases and record-low vacancy rates. The rent increases came before the new rules took effect Nov. 13.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Authorities say an Oregon man accused of a rampage that left three people dead this weekend used a baseball bat in the attack on his parents that killed his father. Springfield police Sgt. David Lewis told The Register-Guard that 31-year-old Michael Bryant also killed the family’s two dogs and torched their home. He ran down three pedestrians in is SUV, killing two.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) – Klamath Falls residents will be able to revel in red cups come Monday when the city’s only Starbucks opens. The Herald and News reports Starbucks Supervisor Shawn Georgiou says crews are currently training in preparation and that the Albertsons where the coffee shop is located is adjusting its store hours for the opening.


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