3rd Oregon AP News Minute

December 27, 2013 10:51 pm Associated Press, News

AP-OR–3rd NewsMinute/216 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – State labor officials say about 98,000 workers in Oregon will get a pay raise when the minimum wage goes up on Jan. 1. It’s a 15-cent an hour hike, from $8.95 to $9.10. The Register-Guard reports Oregon will have the nation’s second-highest minimum wage behind Washington’s $9.32 an hour effective Jan. 1.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Visitors to Chapman Square in downtown Portland are finding benches and walkways covered with bird droppings. KOIN reports Parks and Recreation officials say an unusually large number of crows are occupying the square. And if the dry weather continues the staff will pressure wash the sidewalks after the first of the year.

LINCOLN CITY, Ore. (AP) – Your chance of finding a colorful glass float on the beach at Lincoln City is going up. The Visitor and Convention Bureau is dropping 100 glass floats this weekend along seven miles of public beaches.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Oregon’s health insurance exchange portal is giving up on its feel-good ad campaign. A Cover Oregon spokesman said yesterday said billboard ads will come down as payment expires and ads for radio and television have been pulled. The exchange has yet to launch three months after it was supposed to go live.

 

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