1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 12/04/2015 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon Republican Congressman has released a proposal to resolve disputes over scarce water in the Klamath Basin – but it doesn’t include the removal of four aging dams, a central point in historic settlement agreements. The draft legislation also includes the transfer of 200,000 acres of federal forest land for timber production to counties and tribes.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Oregon Gov. Kate Brown ordered flags to half-staff in honor of the victims of the attack in San Bernardino, California. The order took effect at public institutions throughout Oregon and lasts until Monday at sunset. The husband-and-wife attackers killed 14 people and wounded 21 at a banquet Wednesday.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Portland arson investigators have arrested a 15-year-old boy accused of setting fires at Madison High School last month. Authorities say the boy was arrested on Tuesday, a day after two fires were set in a boys’ bathroom and a storage closet containing food and electronic equipment. Fires were also set on Nov. 16 and 17. Portland Fire & Rescue says the school sustained an estimated $50,000 in damage.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The Portland City Council has approved new regulations for ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft. The Oregonian reports that the council voted to allow ride-hailing services to provide two tiers of insurance. Drivers will have a lesser amount of coverage when they are signed into the app, with additional coverage kicking in when the driver is connected with a passenger.


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