2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 09/20/2013 09:29 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) – Federal regulators say a U.S.-Canada treaty that governs operations of the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest should be renegotiated. The draft document released to The Associated Press says the U.S. government wants to make the system more flexible amid climate change and to aid endangered species.

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – Two Grants Pass residents accused of stealing mail from 400 people in Jackson and Josephine counties have been indicted on federal charges. The U.S. attorney’s office says 49-year-old Gregory Brooks and 44-year-old Michelle Lustig would use personal information from the mail to open bank accounts and fraudulently use checks, debit cards and ATMs.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A jury has awarded a Klamath Falls family $12 million for a botched liver operation on a 9-month-old boy in 2009 at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital. The Oregonian reports that the hospital has admitted that its doctors were negligent in the case of Tyson Horton. The hospital has already paid the family $3 million. The case is likely to go to the state Supreme Court.

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) – Former Oregon House Co-Speaker Bruce Hanna says he’s not running for re-election, but he hasn’t ruled out running for another office. The Roseburg Republican told The Associated Press yesterday that he has no current plans to run. Hanna is often mentioned as a potential challenger to Gov. John Kitzhaber, U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio or U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley.


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