1st AP Oregon News Minute

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Senate has passed a bill that would require schools to notify students, parents and the state Board of Education before using radio-frequency technology instead of roll call to keep track of where kids are. The bill, which was approved 28-2 yesterday, amends legislation that would have banned schools altogether from requiring students wear or carry radio frequency identification devices to track kids.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man who contacted at least a dozen families of the victims of last year’s mass shooting at an Aurora, Colo., movie theater will be sentenced tomorrow for misdemeanor stalking and telephonic harassment. Prosecutors say Kevin Purfield, of Portland, will likely serve a year of mental-health court and will be prohibited from contacting any relatives of the dead.

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu police say they’ve arrested a man in connection with the death of a visitor from Oregon. KHON reported Nathaniel Cosby was taken into custody yesterday morning on suspicion of murdering Ivanice “Ivy” Harris. Honolulu police say Harris came to Hawaii from Portland with friends to celebrate her 29th birthday and was last seen May 16 outside a Waikiki bar.

ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Ashland, Ore., City Council has agreed to turn over the financially strapped Ashland Community Hospital to the Asante medical group in Medford. The council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve the resolution. Under the agreement, the medical group will keep the Ashland hospital open for 15 years, make capital improvements and take over financial obligations.

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