2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

May 28, 2014 8:48 pm Associated Press, News

Date: 05/28/2014 09:27 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) – Oregon authorities still don’t know what set off a series of inmate brawls at the state prison in Pendleton so they’re continuing a lockdown and have canceled prison visits for today. Prison officials say fights broke out at dinnertime Monday in the dining room at the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution. The prison houses about 1,700 men.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Documents newly released by the regional government that oversees the Oregon Zoo in Portland show multiple “sloppy” mistakes preceded the January death of an orangutan. Metro leaders have said the firings of the zoo’s director and top veterinarian are related to the death of Kutai. The documents show that no zoo employees were disciplined for the mistakes. The Oregonian reports that Metro summarized a labor law firm’s investigation following a public records request by the newspaper.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Facing an unexpectedly tough challenge to hold onto his seat, Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley is calling on help from fellow Sen. Elizabeth Warren. The Massachusetts Democrat is popular with liberal activists. Merkley and Warren will appear together at a fundraiser in downtown Portland today. Merkley’s Republican opponent is Portland neurosurgeon Monica Wehby.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Vancouver man has pleaded guilty in federal court in Portland to conspiring with at least two other people to import, manufacture and distribute synthetic drugs. The Oregonian reports Ryan Scott is expected to face eight years in prison and has been ordered to forfeit more than $5 million to the federal government.

 

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