3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) – A Lane County sheriff’s deputy shot and
wounded a woman who was armed with a gun outside a home near
Springfield. Deputies responding to a domestic violence report
Monday night say she refused to put down her pistol and was shot
when she turned toward deputies with the gun. Capt. Byron Trapp
told The Register-Guard the situation was complicated by two
hostile men, which delayed getting help for the woman. One of the
men was arrested. The woman’s condition was not known.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon Department of Education says
nearly 85,000 students – about 13 percent of the overall student
population – are in special education programs. The number is up
about 1,000 students from last year. A child is eligible for
special education if parents and professionals determine the child
has a disability.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Portland Mayor Sam Adams says the city
needs an ordinance like one in Beaverton that bans the display of
replica hand guns – toy or pellet guns that look like high-caliber
weapons. Adams says a ban could prevent some police shootings.
Officers have shot two people this year in Portland who held
realistic-looking guns.

FOREST GROVE, Ore. (AP) – Fire officials in Forest Grove say a
farm worker was using a cutting torch on a metal drum when it blew
up and set fire to his clothes. Division Chief Dave Nemeyer said
the unidentified man immediately “dropped and rolled,”
extinguishing the flames on his clothing yesterday. The blast was
hot enough to melt glass windows on a nearby barn, but the injured
man was conscious and alert. He’s hospitalized with
non-life-threatening injuries.

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