2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Two brothers have drowned while swimming
at Kelley Point Park in Portland. Rescue crews tell KGW that Kissan
Kumar started struggling and his younger brother Ram Kumar went in
to help him. Both disappeared. Divers found the bodies about an
hour-and-a-half later.

ELKTON, Ore. (AP) – The woman who drowned in the Umpqua River at
Elkton was a personal trainer and body builder. KVAL reports
Genevieve Moreno of Eugene was with friends Sunday afternoon when
she tried to swim across the rapids. She was not wearing a life
vest. Moreno was the co-owner of a personal training company in
Eugene and competed in body building competitions.

GRASS VALLEY, Ore. (AP) – Oregon State Police say the driver of
a pickup is dead after the truck went over a guardrail and plunged
more than 400 feet down a steep hillside off Highway 216 near Grass
Valley. KTVZ reports the wreck was discovered early yesterday
apparently happened overnight. Sherman County deputies recovered
the body of the driver, 53-year-old James Andrews Middleton of
Grass Valley.

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) – Gov. John Kitzhaber makes a
back-to-school speech today as he continues his push to sell his
education ideas. He’s scheduled the speech this afternoon in
Springfield to advance the agenda he’s been pushing since he took
office in January. He believes Oregon focuses too much on funding
for K-12 schools and not enough on ensuring students are well

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