3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – A former University of Oregon student who
killed his landlord has been sentenced in Eugene to life in prison.
The Register-Guard reports Miguel Angel Chavez will be eligible to
apply for parole after 25 years. His defense lawyer said Chavez was
mentally ill in December 2010 when he killed 55-year-old Deborah
Ann Stone at the home where he rented a room.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon Department of Education said today
that student enrollment fell slightly for the fifth straight year.
Oregon K-12 public schools have enrolled 560,946 students. That’s
down 382 students or less than 1 percent from a year ago.
Superintendent of Public Instruction Susan Castillo says while the
number of kids in state schools has changed very little in recent
years, there has been an increase in the number of students needing
special services and support.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A pod of Portland food carts has applied
for a liquor license. A central cart would check IDs and sell beer
and wine. KATU reports (http://is.gd/Vxj3EM) there’s no law against
food cart alcohol but the city doesn’t like the idea. Commissioners
vote today whether to ask the Oregon Liquor Control Commission to
come up with better rules for alcohol carts.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The Corps of Engineers has hired a
contractor to remove basalt boulders at spillway aprons at
Bonneville Dam. The corps is worried the boulders could breach an
underwater passageway. The boulders were knocked loose during
record flows over the dam last spring. Experts thought they would
move downstream, but the largest rocks created eddies at the dam’s
base and chipped away at the spillway aprons.

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