AP-OR--Oregon News Coverage,ADVISORY, OR
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Oregon at 1 p.m.
WEST COAST VOLCANOES-Q&A
SPOKANE, Wash. — The eruption of Mount Kilauea in Hawaii has volcano experts along the West Coast warily eyeing the volcanic peaks in Washington, Oregon and California that are part of the Pacific Ocean’s ring of fire. The West Coast is home to an 800-mile chain of 13 volcanoes, from Mount Baker in Washington to Lassen Peak in California. They include Mount St. Helens, whose spectacular eruption in 1980 killed dozens of people and sent volcanic ash across the country. By Nicholas K. Geranios. SENT: 850 words. With AP Photos.
With: WEST COAST VOLCANOES-LIST
COAL EXPORT WASHINGTON
SEATTLE — Six states are the latest to line up against Washington state over its decision last fall to reject permits and other approvals for a massive proposed coal-export terminal on the Columbia River. Montana, Wyoming and other interior states filed legal briefs support the project backers, who sued Washington state officials in federal court for blocking coal exports. By Phuong Le. SENT: 600 words. With AP Photos.
AP Member Exchanges
SWEET HOME, Ore. — Only some of the petroglyphs catch the eye right away. So Tony Farque held up a flashlight and clicked the button to trigger a strobe. Light flickered on the rock wall towering above him, revealing a hidden tapestry of carvings. Farque said the strobe light mimics the glow of pitch torches used by Native Americans who carved the mysterious etchings in the rock thousands of years ago. An AP Member Exchange by Dylan Darling, The Register-Guard. SENT: 800 words. With AP Photos.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Drive across Oregon and it’s hard not to notice that many of the state’s steel bridges — from the foggy coast to high desert — are the same shade of sage green. It’s so ubiquitous that the paint’s manufacturer calls it “ODOT Green” after Oregon’s Department of Transportation. But ODOT Green — a color that started a national phenomenon — is a color that almost didn’t happen: Oregon’s first green-painted bridge, the St. Johns, was initially supposed to be striped black and yellow like a bumblebee. It wasn’t. But green bridges began there, with the St. Johns and the two men who competed to build it: David B. Steinman and Conde McCullough. An AP Member Exchange by Erin Ross, Oregon Public Radio. SENT: 1,180 words. With AP Photos.
—DEADLY SHOOTING-ARRESTS: Authorities have arrested three people in connection to the deadly shooting of an Idaho man in eastern Oregon.
—OREGON CHILD DEATH: Attorneys for a central Oregon couple charged with killing their 5-year-old daughter have asked the state to negotiate a settlement.
—FATAL CRASH: Officials say three people were killed and another suffered critical injuries in a crash in Vancouver, Washington.
—RAPE CONVICTION-SENTENCING: A Woodburn, Oregon, man was sentenced to eight years and four months in prison after he pleaded guilty to raping a girl under the age of 14.
—FOSTER CARE MANAGER: Direct oversight of Oregon’s foster care system is set to change hands for the first time in 17 years.
—MAN FOUND DEAD-HOMICIDE: Police say detectives are investigating the death of an 85-year-old man in Portland Thursday as a homicide.