3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Some Occupy Portland demonstrators admit
that drug and alcohol use at Lownsdale and Chapman squares is
becoming a problem. Some told KATU that drug use and drinking could
be taking away from the political message. Others say it’s confined
to a small area and that most demonstrators don’t use drugs or
alcohol. The demonstrators plan a rally at 4:30 p.m. today followed
by a downtown march.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – The story of a Eugene woman who lost her
baby while giving birth at home has renewed state Rep. Mitch
Greenlick’s effort to require that midwives be licensed in the
state. KVAL reports Oregon is one of just two states that don’t
regulate midwives but the Oregon Midwifery Council says voluntarily
licensing is working.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The last execution in Oregon 14 years ago
took place just after midnight. If death row inmate Gary Haugen is
executed as scheduled on Dec. 6 at the penitentiary in Salem, the
time is set for 7 p.m. Prisons spokeswoman Jeanine Hohn tells The
Oregonian the timing will help coordinate security, reduce the
impact on prison employee schedules and limit disruptions to the
other inmates. Haugen was sentenced to death in 2007 for killing
another inmate.

BEND, Ore. (AP) – An injured eagle that was revived by a Bend
veterinarian last summer with mouth-to-beak resuscitation has been
nursed back to health. The Bulletin reports the eagle named Patriot
will never fly again because of the injuries suffered when he was
hit by a car. He will have a permanent home at the Blue Mountain
Wildlife Center in Pendleton.

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