Good morning, it’s Friday, July 25. Here are this morning’s headlines:
- Debris from the the Plywood and Veneer Mill fire in Springfield last week may contain asbestos after ash from land near Pleasant Hill tested positive for the toxic substance.
- In the 2013-2014 school year, there were 32 instances in which students were punished for bringing a weapon to school in the Bend-La Pine School District. The single incident at Summit High School resulted in explosion.
- Original Trail Blazer Dale Schlueter died at the age of 68 Thursday evening at his Portland home after battling cancer. Schlueter was a member of the Portland Trail Blazers for their inaugural 1970-71 season.
- Portland voters will have a chance this fall to improve the city’s park system after city council agreed Thursday to send the bond measure to the ballot.
- A Clark County commissioner will unveil plans for a new toll-free bridge across the Columbia River, connecting Oregon and Washington.
- Marionberries are in short supply this year, causing prices to rise.
- Portland will host a homecoming tribute Saturday for a wounded Milwaukie soldier.
- In Washington, there have been many reports of rabid bats, which continue to pose a threat to people and their pets.