2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

January 30, 2012 10:47 pm Associated Press, News

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Democrats and their allies have pumped
more than $1 million into a Portland-area special election to
replace former Congressman David Wu. Republicans have spent
$85,000. Wu is a Democrat who resigned after a woman accused him of
making an unwanted sexual advance. Voters have until late tomorrow
to return their ballots in the all-mail election. Republican Rob
Cornilles (kohr-NIHL’-us) is a businessman and has pitched himself
as a job creator. Former Democratic state Sen. Suzanne Bonamici
says she’s an experienced legislator.

FAIRVIEW, Ore. (AP) – Authorities have released the name of a
man who was shot and killed by Fairview police after he brandished
a knife. He was 37-year-old Larry Maurice Wesley McKinney. Fairview
police say McKinney was shot during a disturbance at an apartment
complex Friday night. The officers involved are on administrative
leave.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The AAA auto club reports the average
price of gasoline in Oregon is $3.48. That’s up 1 cent in a week
and 9 cents in a month. It’s 5 cents higher than the national
average. Prices for some metro areas in today’s AAA survey:
Portland $3.47, Salem $3.47, Eugene-Springfield $3.53,
Medford-Ashland $3.55.

RENO, Nev. (AP) – A young gray wolf’s search for a mate
apparently won’t take him to the northern Nevada’s Black Rock
Desert. Wildlife officials say that after wandering hundreds of
miles across Oregon and northern California, the wolf called OR-7
is no longer headed toward Nevada. California wildlife officials
say the eastbound wolf came within 15 miles of Nevada early last
week before he decided to head back west. OR-7 is the first gray
wolf seen in California in more than 80 years.

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