Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A second day of budget talks between Oregon’s governor and legislative leaders failed to produce a compromise. A spokesman for Gov. John Kitzhaber said yesterday that no meetings are scheduled to continue negotiations. Democrats have been trying to get new tax revenue approved while Republicans want steeper cuts to public-employee pensions.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) – The state parole board says it will reconsider its decision to release an Oregon man who killed a John Day police officer in 1992. The Oregon Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision said yesterday that Sidney Porter will not be released June 7 as previously scheduled. The decision to release Porter has angered the law-enforcement community and drew a letter from Gov. John Kitzhaber asking them to reconsider.
ALOHA, Ore. (AP) – A May 23 town house fire in the community of Aloha has claimed a second life. The Oregonian reports the medical examiner’s office says 11-year-old Tengyuan Huo died Monday at a Portland hospital. The boy’s father, 34-year-old Gang Huo, died last week at a different hospital.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Portland’s city flag will be lowered today for a newborn girl found dead at a recycling center last week. The City Council approved a resolution in 2009 to lower the flag in honor of children who die from abuse, neglect, or homicidal violence. Police are still investigating the baby’s death.