Date: 01/11/2016 03:59 AM
Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
BURNS, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon state legislator has met with the armed group occupying a national wildlife area to protest federal land policies. The Oregonian reports that Rep. Dallas Heard, a Republican from Roseburg, talked with the group Saturday at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon’s high desert country. Heard’s legislative district is in western Oregon, outside the area where the standoff is occurring. Heard did not return a call from The Associated Press.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – New records reveal state officials knew of significant troubles at a Portland foster care provider years earlier than previously reported. The records show that in 2009, the head of Oregon’s child welfare programs emailed her boss that every single staff person working for Give Us This Day had a criminal record. It wasn’t until about seven years later that the department stopped placing children at Give Us This Day.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Police in Eugene say a man died soon after he was arrested by officers as a theft suspect. The Eugene Police Department says the 32-year-old man ran from Fred Meyer loss prevention staff. Later, he allowed officers to handcuff him without resisting. But when officers helped him stand up, the man began exhibiting medical distress. After emergency workers performed CPR, the man died.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A federal judge has dismissed a nude protester’s claim that police violated his rights by arresting him while he played violin stark-naked outside the federal courthouse in Portland. The Oregonian reports that the judge said Matthew Mglej’s nudity didn’t advance a specific message, so it wasn’t protected by either the First Amendment or the state constitution.
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