Date: 01/18/2016 09:23 AM
Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
SALEM, Ore. (AP) – There’s general agreement about increasing Oregon’s minimum wage from the current $9.25 an hour. But there’s discord over how large the increases should be, when they should be implemented, and whether minimum wages in Oregon’s largest metropolitan area with strong economies should be higher than in rural areas that are struggling. Gov. Kate Brown last week proposed what she called a compromise, but her proposal has so far failed to end bickering.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – The Washington State Patrol says it is investigating threats reportedly made against a state lawmaker who recently made headlines for visiting an Oregon wildlife refuge that’s been occupied by armed protesters. The Spokesman-Review newspaper reports that Rep. Matt Shea said he received the threats Jan. 12 and 13, after news reports on his visit with protesters at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.
BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) – Beaverton Police say an armed man who was shot by officers had died at a local hospital. Police identified the man as Adam Karjalainen. Police say officers shot him yesterday morning after he reportedly ignored orders to drop his weapon and advanced toward officers. Police spokesman Bryan Dalton says officers responded early Saturday to a call reporting an unwanted person.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Oregon State forward Jarmal Reid tripped a referee and was ejected with 2:56 remaining, starting Utah’s rally that led to a 59-53 victory last night. Reid fell to the floor when a Utah player lunging for the ball seemed to bump Reid as he dribbled out from the paint. Reid complained that there was no foul call and while getting up it appeared that he made eye contact with the referee and stuck his right leg out. The ref tripped and stumbled to the court. Reid was assessed a Flagrant 2.
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