1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 01/29/2016 03:59 AM
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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
BURNS, Ore. (AP) – A law enforcement official says the Arizona rancher killed during the arrest of an armed group in Oregon was shot after reaching toward his waistband multiple times. The official, who had been briefed on the investigation but spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss it by name, said Robert “LaVoy” Finicum of Arizona was armed, but did not have an opportunity to shoot.
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 in Corvallis found a femur from one of the ancient elephants dating back 10,000 years. Construction work has been moved elsewhere while experts examine the bones.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – The U.S. Education Department has reminded 13 states that federal funding is still tied to testing students on math and language arts, despite the end of No Child Left Behind. The department asked states with large numbers of students skipping the tests how they plan to do better. Thirteen states including Oregon were asked for corrective plans. Responses reviewed by The Associated Press show many plans include outreach to parents and downgrading school ratings.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska insurance regulators have suspended Moda Health Plan from accepting new or renewal policies in the state, citing concerns with the Oregon-based company’s financial situation. The Alaska Division of Insurance acted after officials in Oregon placed the company under supervision due to its financial condition. A message left for a Moda spokesman has not been returned.

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