Legislature to convene — The legislative tie that fostered a relatively collegial and bipartisan spirit in Salem for the past two years is coming to an end. Democrats will retake firm control of Oregon’s state government today. Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber also will deliver his annual state of the state address to a joint session of the House and Senate.
Report: Helicopter had low fuel — A federal investigator says a helicopter owned by Brim Aviation in Ashland had only about 20 ounces of fuel on board when it crashed in West Texas last November. National Transportation Safety Board investigator Mitchell Gallo says the Hughes 369D rotorcraft’s operating manual requires the helicopter to maintain a minimum of about two gallons of fuel.
Dalai Lama to visit Eugene in May — The University of Oregon says it has booked the Dalai Lama to deliver a lecture at Matthew Knight Arena on May 10. The Register-Guard says it will be the first time the world-renowned peace advocate and Buddhist monk has visited Eugene. The lecture is open to students, faculty and staff, as well as the public.
1 hurt in Beaverton crash — Beaverton police say a gas station worker was injured after a 73-year-old driver crashed his SUV into a gas station store. KATU-TV says Gabriel Sugarman of Beaverton crashed Sunday afternoon while trying to park his Cadillac Escalade. Police say he was cited for careless driving. The clerk was taken to a hospital with a broken leg.
— From wire reports