3rd Northwest AP News Minute

Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press 

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The jailed leader of the armed group that took over a national wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon is speaking out after he and 15 others were indicted by a federal grand jury. In an audio recording released by his family, Ammon Bundy defended taking over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge as a way to educate people about injustices by federal officials toward ranchers and others.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown and Secretary of State Jeanne Atkins say more than 4,300 Oregonians have been registered to vote under a unique new Oregon law that’s been dubbed “motor voter.” The system registers voters after they obtain or renew their driver’s license, permit or ID card. Another 17,000 already registered voters have updated their addresses under the new system, which means more ballots will reach their rightful owners.

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — The beloved animal ambassador for an Oregon wildlife center is recovering from eye surgery. The Mail Tribune reports that the 35-year-old golden eagle named Phoenix had a cataract removed in Medford. Phoenix was found on a remote road while he was still a fuzzy eaglet.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Toronto Raptors snapped Portland’s five-game winning streak with a 110-103 victory over the Trail Blazers last night. Damian Lillard had 27 points and 11 assists, while CJ McCollum added 21 points for Portland in the matchup between two of the league’s dynamic backcourts. Kyle Lowry had 30 points and DeMar DeRozan added 29 for Toronto.


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