1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 02/09/2016 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The last four occupiers of an Oregon wildlife refuge have posted a series of defiant videos in which one of them calls FBI agents losers, shows defensive barricades they have erected and takes a joyride in a government vehicle. The holdouts are among 16 people charged with conspiracy to interfere with federal workers.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Nevada state lawmaker says she will travel to Portland, Oregon, this week to protest the jailing of members of an armed group that took over a national wildlife refuge. Michelle Fiore, a Republican state Assembly member from Las Vegas and an outspoken gun rights advocate, says the people jailed were “exercising political free speech.”

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Scientists in the Pacific Northwest are studying more than a dozen watersheds to develop templates on habitat restoration that could be used in similar streams to bolster struggling fish populations. They focus on 17 watersheds in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Northern California and British Columbia and examine the benefit of everything from dam removal to building artificial beaver dams in tributaries.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Attorney General Loretta Lynch tells The Associated Press she’s visiting six cities starting this week to highlight police departments that she says can serve as role models for law enforcement. Lynch says these upcoming sites — including Portland, Oregon — were picked because they embody a particular successful quality of policing, such as effective use of data.


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