1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 01/27/2016 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

BURNS, Ore. (AP) – The FBI says Ammon Bundy and the others who were arrested face felony charges of conspiracy to impede the duties of federal officials through the use of “force, intimidation, or threats.” Authorities say shots were fired during the arrest of members of an armed group that has occupied a national wildlife refuge in Oregon for more than three weeks. The FBI also said it continues to work with the Harney County sheriff, Oregon State Police and the U.S. Attorney’s office to address any other issues.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – State lawmakers are getting ready to tackle some big issues, and getting it done within just 35 days. Gov. Kate Brown says her top priorities for the upcoming legislative session include raising the state’s minimum wage, improving graduation rates, and removing red tape for small businesses.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Oregon Right to Life president Harmony Daws says politics cost her job at cleaning company. Laws protect workers from being fired for gender, race and religion, but there’s little protection for political activity. Harmony Daws spent four years at Sparkling Palaces. The owner of Sparkling Palaces didn’t return messages seeking comment.

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) – The old Pendleton City Hall must meet code by July in order to comply with a city nuisance regulation. The East Oregonian reports that the building was left with shattered windows and charred brick after an explosion last year. City law requires that any structure damaged by a fire must be repaired enough to meet code within a year.


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