2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 01/06/2016 09:29 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

BURNS, Ore. (AP) – With the takeover of a remote Oregon wildlife preserve entering its fourth day, members of the armed group say they fear a federal raid. Arizona rancher LaVoy Finicum says that he believes federal officials have issued warrants for the arrest of five group members – including himself and Ammon Bundy – but Finicum offered no details.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Gov. Kate Brown has replaced the director of the state’s Employment Department days after a state audit detailing security lapses and tax troubles involving the department’s aging computer systems. The Oregonian reports state budget manager Kay Erickson will be the temporary replacement for Lisa Nisenfield, while a permanent replacement is sought.

SWEET HOME, Ore. (AP) – Linn County authorities say a SWAT team has seized seven firearms and about 1,000 rounds of ammunition from the home of a man legally prohibited from owning guns. KVAL-TV reports that deputies arrested 73-year-old Allen Diggs yesterday on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

SILVERTON, Ore. (AP) – The city of Silverton is one step closer to allowing marijuana to be grown and processed within city limits. The Statesman Journal reports that the City Council voted Monday to approve the first reading of an ordinance to establish rules for producers. Producers would be required to have a concrete wall surrounding their location.


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