1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 01/28/2016 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

BURNS, Ore. (AP) – The attorney for the leader of an armed group occupying an Oregon wildlife refuge says the man wants those remaining at the refuge to “please stand down” and go home. Ammon Bundy and seven others were arrested Tuesday. Bundy’s attorney read a statement afterward in which Bundy urged those still at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge to leave. In the statement, Bundy asked the federal government to allow the people remaining at the refuge to depart without being prosecuted.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed an executive order giving new scenic waterway designations to portions of the Molalla and Chetco rivers. The designations include adjacent land within a quarter mile of the both river sections, and the first to be enacted since 1988.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Construction workers have unearthed the bones of a mammoth and other ice age mammals on the Oregon State University football field. The Oregonian reports crews working on an expansion around Reser Stadium found a femur from one of the ancient elephants and bones from a bison and camel, all dating back 10,000 years. A spokesman says the OSU archaeologist believes the 10-foot pit where the remains were found could have been a pond or watering hole. Construction work has been moved elsewhere while experts examine the bones.

BEND, Ore. (AP) – Oregon State University-Cascades has purchased a pumice mine for the expansion of its Bend campus. The Bulletin reports that the university will pay more than $7.9 million to 4R-Equipment to close the deal for the 46-acre property. The university intends to open the new campus to students when the 2016-17 school year begins.


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