Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – A 21-year-old woman says she was prepared
but terrified when she told a 2-year-old boy dangling from the
third story of a Medford building to let go and she would catch
him. He did – and she did. Kristen Beach tells the Medford Mail
Tribune that she knew the boy didn’t have the strength to pull
himself back up onto the roof Sunday. Police said the boy was
unhurt, and his 22-year-old mother was arrested for investigation
of child neglect and endangering a minor.
PUYALLUP, Wash. (AP) – An Amtrak spokesman says a passenger
train struck and killed a man early last night in Puyallup, Wash.
Amtrak says the train was traveling from Portland to Bellingham,
and no passengers or crew members aboard was injured. The train was
delayed 80 minutes.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Oregon officials have suspended timber
sales on 800 acres of state land as they prepare for a legal fight
with conservation groups over a rare seabird. The question in that
battle is whether the state’s logging goals in the coastal Elliott,
Tillamook and Clatsop state forests illegally harm the habitat of
the threatened marbled murrelet, which is protected under the
Endangered Species Act.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Oregon is expanding the type of tax breaks
that brought Facebook and Apple to Crook County. The state says
it’s approved three new enterprise zones in struggling areas of
Portland, Beaverton and Veneta. The move opens the door for
businesses to earn tax breaks for investing in those neighborhoods.
An existing zone in Springfield also was upgraded to allow more
generous tax breaks.
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