3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A man who killed a woman in a drunken
driving crash in Portland has been sentenced to more than 20 years
in prison. The Oregonian reports Circuit Judge Janice Wilson gave
Jesse Lee Ream a sentence five years longer than prosecutors
recommended because for his record of two decades of crimes and
driving violations, mostly involving alcohol. Ream pleaded guilty
to manslaughter and no contest to other charges in the February
crash in Portland that killed Tessa Marrella.

OAKRIDGE, Ore. (AP) – Last night’s city council meeting in
Oakridge was packed with an emotional crowd split over the campaign
to recall three city councilors and the mayor because of a budget
crisis. The Register Guard reports it was the first large showing
of opponents to the recall in the Sept. 20 election. Critics
continued to blame the four elected officials and the city manager
for a recently discovered shortfall of $420,000 in the budget for
the town of 3,200 people.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The El Paso Corp. is holding a ribbon
cutting ceremony today in Malin, near the California border, to
mark thje completion of a 680-mile pipeline that carries natural
gas from Wyoming. The $3.5 billion project was completed in July.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Portland police are trying to determine
who tossed several kittens from a moving minivan in north Portland.
Other drivers stopped to pick up the animals and take them to the
Humane Society yesterday. The gold minivan drove off. KGW-TV
reports that one severely injured kitten had to be euthanized. Two
others are recovering. Police say Crime Stoppers is offering a
$1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

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