Date: 02/10/2016 09:27 AM
Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Air tests at five Portland schools have found no traces of carcinogens that have been found in other neighborhoods of the city. KGW-TV reports that Portland Public School officials announced that the tests last Friday found no detectable results of arsenic or cadmium. A glass manufacturer in southeast Portland was found to be releasing the toxins at levels well above state safety goals. The company has voluntarily stopped using the chemicals.
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) – Klamath County commissioners have voted to place an “In God We Trust” sign in their meeting room after receiving input from the public. The Herald and News reports that the commission made its decision yesterday after most residents who spoke during their meeting were in favor of the sign and more than 100 sent emails voicing their support. Residents against the motto have said the sign would violate separation of church and state laws.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Authorities arrested a Warm Springs police sergeant accused of setting up a marijuana sale while on duty in the squad room. Federal court records show Lonny McEwen is charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Though Oregon voters legalized recreational pot, marijuana possession remains illegal on the Warm Springs reservation.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Police have identified the body of a man found in a slough in Eugene on Sunday. Police say the man was 46-year-old Idaho resident John Caverly. The Register-Guard reports the Lane County Medical Examiner says Caverly drowned in the slough. Eugene police say the death is likely to be ruled accidental.
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