1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 08/19/2014 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – The campaign behind an Oregon ballot measure that would legalize marijuana for adults says it’s buying $2.3 million worth of television advertising. The debate is shaping up to be lopsided; nobody with deep pockets has stepped forward to make the case against legalized marijuana. Records indicate the ads will begin airing on Sept. 22.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Oregon state regulators have rejected a proposal for a coal terminal on the Columbia River that would be a conduit for exporting millions of tons of American coal a year to Asia. The decision is a victory for tribal groups that said the terminal threatened their fishing. An Australian company, Ambre Energy, proposed to have coal shipped by rail from Wyoming and Montana to the terminal at Boardman in northeast Oregon.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Two workers suffered broken legs and four others had minor injuries when a berry harvester rolled onto its top at a farm near Sandy. Sgt. Nathan Thompson of the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office says the workers were on the machine when the brakes failed. The harvester rolled backward and flipped. The injured were all taken to the hospital.

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) – Search teams with dogs have found and rescued a diabetic mushroom picker who spent the night in woods on the Oregon coast after he grew too weak to walk out. The Coos County sheriff’s office says 56-year-old Robert Palmer was found unable to move on his own. His condition wasn’t immediately available last year.


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