1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 12/22/2015 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Court records show that the woman suspected of killing a pedestrian and hurting 30 others when she slammed her car into a sidewalk on the Las Vegas Strip changed her name in Oregon. Nicole Holloway petitioned for the name change to Paris Paradise Morton on Oct. 8, and a Portland judge granted permission Oct. 30. According to her application, Holloway was living in Vancouver, Washington, at the time.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Oregonians who renew their driver’s license or sign up for the first time next year will automatically be registered to vote. Officials in the Secretary of State’s Office said Monday that they’re ready to begin implementing a law approved by the Legislature earlier this year.

SEATTLE (AP) – Portland has broken a December rainfall record with more than a week left to go. It’s rained every day this month and the National Weather Service says it adds up to 13.5 inches as of Monday. That breaks the previous December record of 13.35 inches set in 1996.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Two Oregon state agencies have announced the reopening of recreational and commercial razor clam harvesting on a section of the coast. The Agriculture and Fish and Wildlife says clamming is reopening from the Columbia River to Tillamook Head. The area has been closed since due to elevated levels of a shellfish toxin. Recent shellfish sampling indicates toxin levels have dropped.


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