2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 02/12/2016 09:27 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton has reached a settlement with a chief deputy who filed a tort claim alleging the sheriff created a hostile work environment. KPTV-TV reports the agreement says Chief Deputy Linda Yankee will retire in June 2017. Yankee accused Staton of making sexual, sexist and derogatory comments about women as well as offensive remarks about other male county workers.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon Senate has approved a measure that would incrementally increase the state’s minimum wage over the next six years. Democrats pushed the bill through on a 16-12 vote yesterday, saying it would help Portland residents handle growing costs of living without hurting businesses in rural areas. The Oregonian reports the measure passed after a floor debate that lasted six hours.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Klamath Falls man who authorities say dug up artifacts from Native American burial sites and sold them has been sentenced to 20 days in jail. The Oregonian reports that Douglas Cotellese pleaded guilty last month to Abuse of Indian Graves in violation of state law. Investigators say he had dug up beads and other artifacts from known Klamath tribal burial sites along the Link River.

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) – Jabari Bird scored 24 points and punctuated his big night with a reverse dunk in the final seconds, leading California to an 83-63 victory over No. 11 Oregon last night. The Golden Bears never trailed and led by as much as 25 while remaining unbeaten at Haas Pavilion this season. Dillon Brooks scored 17 points as the Ducks had their six-game winning streak snapped.


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