Date: 03/10/2016 03:59 AM
Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Oregon lawmakers have denied a $17.6 million request to increase community college security in the wake of the Umpqua shooting. The Oregonian reports that lawmakers rejected the $17.6 million proposal to replace doors, add security cameras and beef up aging buildings and communications systems at most of the state’s community colleges. During a short February session, lawmakers did approve $6 million for improvements at the Umpqua Community College’s Snyder hall, where nine students were shot and killed last fall.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) – A woman imprisoned for killing her abusive husband is free. The Daily Courier reports 46-year-old Wendy Maldonado was convicted of first-degree manslaughter and sentenced in March 2006. Her sister Michelle Roberts says about 20 family members greeted Maldonado when she left the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility after a decade of incarceration.
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) – A Roseburg pizza shop is making it a little harder to access a game machine’s prizes after a 6-year-old girl climbed up the chute to get a stuffed animal. The News-Review reports firefighters pulled an uninjured Melissa Angel Wilkerson out of the top of the ACME Crane Company game Saturday during a party for the girl’s birthday.
BEND, Ore. (AP) – Bend voters have rejected the city’s plan to raise gas tax to pay for road improvements. The Bend Bulletin reports that election results showed the measure losing by a nearly 2-to-1 margin. It would have created a 5-cent-per-gallon tax that was expected to generate about $2.5 million in revenue each year.
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