Good morning, it’s Friday, June 13. Here are this morning’s headlines:
- The family of Paul Lee, the Portland 19-year-old killed in the shooting at Seattle Pacific University, is planning to create a foundation to help those battling mental illness.
- State watermasters are considering demands from farmers in the Bureau of Reclamation’s Klamath Project and from the Klamath Tribes to enforce their senior water rights. The city of Klamath Falls was told to shut down some municipal drinking water wells to satisfy the demands.
- Damage to redwoods through burl poaching is impacting groves of the world’s tallest trees in Oregon. Burl poaching involves cutting off knotty growths, which are important to the tree’s ability to reproduce and protect itself from disease.
- Bend officials are asking the City Council to offer two city-owned pieces of land for sale next month, as a short-term option as the city considers affordable housing.
- Springfield is looking for artists to paint the planned Simpsons mural, which included a partial “teaser” section of Lisa and Maggie Simpson on a bicycle.