1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 06/17/2013 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A push by two of Oregon’s largest universities to break from the statewide university system faces renewed opposition. University of Oregon and Portland State University insist they can bring in more donor contributions if they can loosen ties to the State Board of Higher Education. Some regional schools worry they’ll be left with higher bills and less flexibility.

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) – For the first time, a woman is taking over as commander of Navy Region Northwest. The Kitsap Sun reports Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar, of Honolulu, will oversee bases in five states including Washington and Oregon. She takes over for Rear Adm. Mark Rich, who is heading to the nation’s capital to be commandant of Naval District Washington.

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) – At least two people are dead and a 65-year-old man is in custody following arson fires in two Coos Bay homes Saturday. The Coos County district attorney’s office says police arrested 65-year-old Edward Lawrence Nelson on suspicion of aggravated murder and first-degree arson. The district attorney says a woman was found dead in Nelson’s home and human remains of one person in the other home.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Oregon park rangers say a loophole in the leash rule is allowing some dog owners to let their pets run free. An Oregon Parks and Recreation Department spokesman says some owners are letting their dogs run while wearing a leash. The Statesman Journal reported yesterday that rangers plan to ask the Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission to change the rule.


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