1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 01/20/2016 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – More than 100 people have staged a rally in Boise, Idaho to protest the occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon by an armed group. Sportsmen, environmentalists and bird watchers gathered to demand that Ammon Bundy and his group cease their occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Conservation groups have organized similar rallies in Portland and Eugene.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – A judge will allow trade groups representing major energy companies to join the fight against a lawsuit filed by a group of youths seeking a court order to reduce emissions contributing to climate change. The Register-Guard in Eugene reports that the federal government and trade groups have asked a judge to dismiss the lawsuit. A hearing on those requests is scheduled for March 9.

BEND, Ore. (AP) – Former Gov. John Kitzhaber’s fiancee Cylvia Hayes has traded in making politics for a job covering them as a journalist. The Bulletin reports that Hayes announced last week that she is covering a case against protesters who blocked oil trains in Washington for Issue Magazine, based in Bend. She previously managed a blog and then wrote for Bend Level magazine.

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – Authorities say they have found the body of a man who went missing from an adult care facility. The Mail Tribune reports that the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office says that 38-year-old Daniel Allred was found dead in Grave Creek. An autopsy confirmed the body’s identity.


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