1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

July 21, 2014 8:01 pm Associated Press, News

Date: 07/21/2014 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Vic Atiyeh (uh-TEE’-uh), Oregon’s Republican governor from 1979 to 1987 who shepherded the state through a deep recession in the early 1980s, died last night. Family spokesman Denny Miles says the 91-year-old died at 8:15 p.m. at Portland’s Providence St. Vincent Medical Center of complications from renal failure. He won the gubernatorial race in 1979 on a platform of cutting taxes.

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) – A custody dispute sparked a high-speed chase between a mother and father. Police say a 21-year-old mother attempted to ram her children’s father off the road in Grants Pass on Saturday. She ended up crashing into a power pole. The woman, Brandy Thomas of Washington, was arrested. The 23-year-old man crashed into a median. The couple’s children were traveling with him. No one was seriously hurt.

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – Authorities say three fires lit on Saturday morning in Medford were likely arson. The Medford Mail Tribune reports that two of the fires were lit in piles of trash in one alley. Medford police are encouraging the public to come forward with any information on the person or people starting the fires.

RENO, Nev. (AP) – A Utah company’s cancellation of an annual fun run featuring a muddy, foamy obstacle course has left participants out of money in Nevada, Oregon and other states. Registered runners for the 5K Foam Fest set for July 26 in Portland, Oregon, received an email Thursday from Spanish Fork, Utah-based Round House Racing saying it was going out of business. Participants aren’t being offered refunds.

 

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