1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 02/23/2016 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A gun control bill that would extend the waiting period on background checks has cleared its first major hurdle at the Capitol. The measure extends the background check waiting period from three to 10 days. It now heads to the Senate.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon agency that licenses police officers has asked the state attorney general’s office to investigate complaints about a local sheriff who met with some of the armed occupiers who seized a national wildlife preserve. A city 911 manager says that law enforcement viewed Sheriff Glenn Palmer as a security leak and that a dispatcher was reluctant to give him information.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Portland officials will consider keeping secret the names of residents who pay the city’s arts tax. The $35 fee helps raise money for art and music teachers but many people do not pay it. The Oregonian reports that the city has provided the information of those who pay the tax since voters approved it in 2012, but the City Council planned to consider changing that rule.

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) – The Environmental Protection Agency says the uncontrolled spread of small amounts of radioactive waste at Hanford after a Nov. 17 windstorm is alarming. The winds pushed specks of contamination beyond Route 4, a public highway, out to the Wye Barricade entrance to Hanford.


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