1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 12/24/2015 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Just two days before Christmas, three people have died in three separate vehicle crashes in the state. Oregon State Police say a Warrenton man was killed on Highway 30 near Clatskanie when a car crossed the center line and struck a semi-trailer. In Benton County, a man driving a minivan crossed the center line and collided with an SUV. The SUV driver died in the crash. And in Deschutes County, a 74-year-old woman died after a head-on collision on Highway 20 just east of Sisters.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Farmers in Oregon will have to provide employees with paid sick leave starting Jan. 1, but many still have questions about how the new rules will work. The Capital Press reports that the Oregon Farm Bureau says farmers aren’t sure how much to pay piece-rate workers who are compensated based on the amount they harvest, like fruit pickers.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon county is looking for non-lethal ways to deter wolves after experiencing its first livestock kills in October. The Herald and News reports that Klamath County will put together toolboxes of deterrents for landowners with a $6,000 grant from the Oregon Department of Agriculture. The county will also contribute $600 to the project.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Police say a man angry with his tax situation left a flock of seven chickens inside the state revenue office. Eugene police and an animal welfare officer rounded up the fowl, which were taken to an animal shelter. Officers gave 66-year-old Louis Adler of Creswell a trespass notice. Adler couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.


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