2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 03/14/2016 09:29 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Transportation officials say Highway 36 west of Triangle Lake will be closed for several days after a large landslide. Oregon Department of Transportation spokeswoman Angela Beers Seydel told the Register-Guard that the landslide yesterday left the two-lane highway blocked by up to 300 cubic yards of rocks and debris.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Federal officials say Portland is a finalist in a national competition to find a city to fully integrate innovative technologies such as self-driving cars, connected vehicles, and smart sensors into its transportation network. The U.S. Department of Transportation expects to provide up to $40 million to the winner to help that city define what it means to be a “Smart City’ and help transform the future of urban transportation.

BEND, Ore. (AP) – Central Oregon Community College is trying to draw more students to its new residence hall. The Bend Bulletin reports that college officials had high hopes for the $21 million, 330-bed hall, but the building opened in September only 76 percent full and is now down to 64 percent capacity.

UNDATED (AP) — Oregon received a surprising No. 1 seed for the NCAA Tournament, joining Kansas, North Carolina and Virginia with top billing. The Ducks beat out Michigan State for a spot on the top line. The Spartans were widely viewed as a top seed. The Jayhawks are the overall No. 1.


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