3rd AP Northwest News Minute

Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Four college students from Oregon were among those hurt when a vehicle plowed into pedestrians on a sidewalk outside a Las Vegas Strip casino. Pacific University says the students are members of the wrestling team and were in Las Vegas to compete in a tournament. The crash killed one person and injured dozens of others. The team says it won’t compete in today’s tournament.

FOREST GROVE, Ore. (AP) – While an auctioneer did read a script to begin the sale of the Forest Grove post office building, ownership will transfer to the foreclosing institution as no one made a bid. The Oregonian reports that the auctioneer stood on the Washington County Courthouse steps on Friday, ready to oversee the proceedings but no one was interested in paying the minimum amount for the building.

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) – The City of Grants Pass is planning to expand its downtown historic district. The Mail Tribune reports that the plan calls for expanding the district from two blocks to about 15. Officials want to standardize the historic look and streamline exterior remodel approvals. However, critics say restrictions on exteriors could turn out to be expensive or decrease property value.

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – The nation’s most polluted nuclear weapons production site is now its newest national park. Thousands of people are expected next year to tour the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, home of the world’s first full-sized nuclear reactor, near Richland, about 200 miles east of Seattle in south-central Washington. They won’t be allowed anywhere near the nation’s largest collection of toxic radioactive waste.


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