2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 02/28/2014 09:23 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


WASHINGTON (AP) – Oregon and other states that have experienced technical problems running their own health care enrollment websites are getting some help from the Obama administration. The administration quietly issued a health law fix yesterday to help those states still trying to solve website problems that have eclipsed those experienced earlier by the federal HealthCare.gov site, now largely repaired.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The union for Portland public school teachers says they have ratified the contract deal that avoided a strike in Oregon’s largest district. The Portland Association of Teachers said it finished counting ballots late last night. The Oregonian reports the deal goes before the Portland Public Schools board on Monday. The district promised to hire 150 teachers to reduce class sizes. Teachers agreed to add two more days to the school year.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Fire investigators in Portland say the production of hash oil likely caused a house fire that left one man with burns. The injured man was taken to a local hospital burn center. One firefighter suffered a puncture wound to a knee. He was treated and released.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Joseph Young scored 26 points including the go-ahead 3-pointer in the second overtime, and Oregon outlasted short-handed UCLA 87-83 last night. The Bruins played without top scorers Jordan Adams and Kyle Anderson, who were suspended for the game for what first-year coach Steve Alford called a violation of team rules. They’re expected back Sunday night when the Bruins entertain Oregon State.


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