1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 02/26/2016 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – The Clatsop County District Attorney has filed an ethics complaint against two attorneys who represented Ammon Bundy, the leader of a standoff at an Oregon wildlife refuge. The Register-Guard reports that prosecutor Josh Marquis says Eugene attorneys Mike Arnold and Lissa Casey may have violated an ethics rule that limits pretrial statements by attorneys.

BEND, Ore. (AP) – Speed limits on some areas of Oregon are set to increase on Tuesday. The Bulletin reports that The Oregon Department of Transportation will install new signs on U.S. Highway 97, U.S. Highway 20 and state Highway 31. The speed limit will increase to 65 mph in some areas and to 70 mph in some major highways in eastern Oregon.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Oregon prison officials say a 22-year-old inmate has been found dead in his cell. No cause of death has been released, and state police are investigating the death. Michael Teves went to prison in November 2014 after assaulting a man in west Eugene

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) – Environmental groups are asking for emergency measures to protect salmon from high water temperatures in Oregon’s Columbia and Snake rivers. The East Oregonian reports that the warm waters in those rivers killed hundreds of thousands of fish returning from the Pacific Ocean last year. Conservation groups are criticizing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for not doing more to protect the salmon and asking for measures to prevent more massive die-offs.


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