3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The Portland school board voted last night to close two schools. Both Humboldt Elementary and the all-girls Harriet Tubman Leadership Academy will close with the end of classes in June. The board also plans to sell the vacant Washington High School building.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A 12-year-old Salem boy who survived a heart attack during basketball practice three months ago died Friday after again collapsing at baseball practice. Isaac Arzate (ahr-ZAH’-tay) died after being taken to a hospital. After his first collapse on Jan. 6, Arzate survived when fast-acting coaches performed CPR and called the paramedics. He had surgery days later to repair a heart defect.

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) – Corvallis police say a 20-year-old Oregon State University student was found dead in her sorority house. Police and medics responded yesterday afternoon to the Alpha Chi Omega sorority house and found the body of Lauren Snow. Police believe she died sometime over the weekend. The Oregon state medical examiner’s office will determine the cause of death, but officials say there’s no sign of criminal activity.

ELGIN, Ore. (AP) – The small northeastern Oregon town of Elgin is giving up on efforts to bring back its police department. The La Grande Observer reports that the City Council will instead negotiate with the county for the sheriff’s department to provide protection. Both of the town’s officers quit last year after a fatal shooting.


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