- Associated Press - Thursday, November 5, 2015

Oregon at 1 a.m.

Hello! Here’s a look at AP’s general news coverage in Oregon. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Portland bureau at 503-228-2169 or [email protected] AP-Oregon News Editor Terrence Petty can be reached at 503-228-2169 or [email protected]

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PORTLAND, Ore. -An Oregon nonprofit filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking to reinstate a state law that would have allowed people to get driver’s cards if they can’t prove they are in the U.S. legally. The law was approved by the Legislature in 2013 but was overturned by voters the following year in a referendum. By Gosia Wozniacka SENT: 730 words.


SEATTLE - Authorities continue to test food as they seek the source of the E. coli outbreak tied to Chipotle restaurants that sickened dozens in the Northwest. The state health department plans to provide an update Wednesday on the investigation. By Donna Gordon Blankinship. SENT: 620 words. With AP Photos.


SEATTLE -Chris Collins has always been selective about where he goes out for a meal. He said he respected Chipotle for its food integrity and animal welfare policies. But a week after being treated at a hospital for severe intestinal distress, Collins no longer considers the casual Mexican restaurant a safe choice. By Donna Gordon Blankinship SENT: 630 words, photos.

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SALEM, Ore. - Deen Castronovo, the drummer from the rock band Journey says he let down his community with his arrest and conviction on domestic violence charges. “It’s my truth, I have nothing to hide. I was a verbally abusive man. I was a physically abusive man,” Castronovo tells the Statesman Journal in a no-holds-barred interview. SENT: 390 words.


SEATTLE - The Wild Fish Conservancy filed a lawsuit Wednesday against federal environmental and fisheries managers for allowing commercial salmon farms in Puget Sound. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Seattle claims that infectious viruses in salmon farms are threatening wild fish in the region. By Martha Bellisle SENT: 600 words


PORTLAND, Ore. - Gov. Kate Brown on Wednesday announced a leadership change and independent review of the Oregon Department of Human Services. SENT: 270 words.


Though the big elections are still to come next year in most places, voters in several states Tuesday elected governors, legislators and mayors and settled a variety of significant ballot issues. By David A. Lieb. SENT: 1340 words. With AP Photos.

AP Member Exchanges:


CANNON BEACH, Ore. - Haystack Rock is an iconic symbol of Cannon Beach that draws thousands to the small coastal town each year. But members of the Haystack Rock Awareness Program want the public to know the 235-foot-tall rock - protected as an Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge and Marine Garden - is more for looking than for touching. From February to September, Haystack Rock Awareness Program staff intercepted more than 1,200 people trying to climb the rock. That was just during beach shifts, each a few hours a day. An AP Member Exchange By Dani Palmer, Daily Astorian SENT: 880 words. With AP Photos.



SALT LAKE CITY - Damian Lillard knew he would need to carry more of the offense after an offseason of drastic changes for the Portland Trail Blazers, who lost four starters. The fourth-year guard hasn’t disappointed. By Kaareem Copeland. SENT: 680 words. With photos.


-THREATS-AX- Police arrested a man accused of chasing people through a Corvallis park while dragging an ax and threatening them.

-OBIT-TOMMY OVERSTREET- Tommy Overstreet, a country music artist who had several hits in the 1970s, has died at age 78.

- KOZY SHACK-PUDDING RECALL - Pudding maker Kozy Shack Enterprises is recalling some pudding because it was not labeled as containing eggs.

- TEACHER-NUDE PHOTOGRAPH - A former high school teacher in Springfield was sentenced to 30 days in jail after she pleaded guilty to sending nude photos and a video to a 15-year-old student.

- SCHOOL CLOSED-NOROVIRUS - Lane County officials say they suspect one of two pumpkin-carving events may have been the origin of a suspected norovirus outbreak that closed a Eugene school for three days.

- STREET RACING-ARRESTS - Portland police say they have arrested six people in an effort to break up a group that street races on the Fremont Bridge.

- STOLEN SOLAR CAR - Students at an Oregon school were devastated when their beloved solar-powered race car was stolen, but it swiftly returned.

- OREGON COUNTY-GUN VOTE - Voters in Coos County overwhelmingly approved a ballot measure that seeks to prohibit enforcement of new gun laws.

- DIAMOND LAKE-INVASIVE FISH - Biologists found a tui chub at Diamond Lake in southern Oregon, nine years after an expensive project to eliminate the invasive minnow.


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