3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Mayor Sam Adams has sent Occupy Portland
an open letter telling demonstrators that drug and alcohol use and
other criminal conduct must be addressed immediately. Adams
mentioned the suspected drug overdose death at a camp in Vancouver,
British Columbia. He says it’s time for Occupy Portland to figure
out what the next phase of the movement looks like.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The race to replace disgraced Congressman
David Wu picks up today, when Republicans and Democrats choose the
nominees who will carry their party into a special election in
January. A race that started with Wu’s sex scandal and resignation
in August is ending with clear front-runners from both parties.
Polls indicate Republican Rob Cornilles of Tualatin is likely to
take on Democratic state Sen. Suzanne Bonamici of Portland.

KEIZER, Ore. (AP) – Police in the small Willamette Valley town
of Keizer say a 13-year-old boy accused of threatening to shoot
other students at his middle school has been arrested for
investigation of disorderly conduct. Police say a Whiteaker Middle
School resource officer arrested the boy Friday after talking with
other students and looking at the teen’s Facebook page.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A woman who gave $5 to a panhandler in Salem
and then took it back at gunpoint has pleaded guilty to
third-degree robbery. The Statesman Journal reports Meghan Fleming
faces two years’ probation when she is sentenced Jan. 17. Her
lawyer says the incident last September with a pellet pistol could
be explained by a change in Fleming’s medication and an aggressive
panhandler. The court is deciding whether Fleming will be sentenced
for a misdemeanor or felony.

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