2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 09/24/2013 09:29 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A Lake Oswego senior living company will pay from $750 to $3,500 or more in restitution to 163 veterans as part of a settlement with the Oregon Department of Justice. The Oregonian reported the settlement follows a lawsuit filed a month ago by four veterans or widows against Holiday Retirement.

GRESHAM, Ore. (AP) – Police say a wet roadway is to blame for a crash in Gresham that killed an 11-year-old girl. Investigators say a van carrying five adults and four children lost traction Sunday on a ramp to Interstate 84 and overturned. The girl, Yoselyn Escobar-Vargas of Gresham, was ejected and fatally injured.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Health officials say people should protect themselves against mercury and PCB contamination by limiting consumption of certain fish species from a 150-mile section of the Columbia River. An advisory issued yesterday applies to fish that live year-round between Bonneville and McNary dams. It does not apply to migratory fish such as salmon and steelhead.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Harl H. Haas Jr., a retired Multnomah County circuit judge and former district attorney, has died. He was 80. The Oregonian reports Haas died of lung cancer in his Portland home Saturday. He created several court programs, including the nation’s first rape victim assistance program in a prosecutor’s office and the state’s first crime victim assistance program.


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