2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The director of the Oregon’s state prisons
is stepping down at the end of the year. The Oregonian reports that
Max Williams has told Gov. John Kitzhaber that he accepted a job at
the Oregon Community Foundation, a group that provides grants for
programs helping children and families. Williams leaves as the
prison system faces yet more budget cuts and possibly a fresh wave
of inmates that could require new prisons.

SEATTLE (AP) – A Clark County woman who drove herself to a
Vancouver hospital with a gunshot wound to the head is in serious
condition, and her boyfriend was arrested after a three-hour
standoff with police. She said at the hospital that her boyfriend
shot her with a .22 caliber revolver while she was asleep at their
home. She is now at a Portland hospital. Police say Michael Boswell
refused to leave the residence but the SWAT team was called in and
three hours later he surrendered.

HERMISTON, Ore. (AP) – The Umatilla County District Attorney
says his office is charging a Hermiston man with murder after an
altercation led to a fatal shooting. The East Oregonian reports
that Jesus Carrillo Jr. was arrested for the death of Heriberto
Aparicio Garcia of Hermiston on Saturday. Police say that Carrillo
and Garcia were involved in a dispute and that Carrillo fatally
shot Garcia.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Oregon’s “lawn-chair balloonist” has put
off his flight in Iraq until next year. Kent Couch made headlines
worldwide in 2008 when he flew a lawn chair supported by more than
150 helium-filled party balloons from Bend to an Idaho field 235
miles east. He had planned another balloon flight today in Baghdad
along with an Iraqi daredevil. But a spokesman said the two have
delayed the flight until March to accommodate a number of groups
that want to use it to raise awareness of the plight of Iraqi

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