Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Nearly 21,000 students in Oregon public
schools lived in homeless situations at some point during the last
school year. That’s 1,500 more than the previous year. Figures
released today show that the Beaverton School District had the most
homeless students in grades K-12 — nearly 1,600, or more than 4
percent of the total enrollment in Beaverton.
LINCOLN CITY, Ore. (AP) – A Lincoln City police officer who was
wounded in January has been cleared to return to work. KGW reports
police and other city employees greeted Officer Steven Dodds this
week at City Hall for his first day back on the job. Dodds was shot
multiple times and critically wounded during a January traffic
stop. The suspect, David Durham, fled and is still at large.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – State auditors have accused the Oregon
Commission for the Blind of a pattern fiscal irresponsibility,
sloppy bookkeeping and inattentive management. The Oregonian
reports the audit finds nothing criminal. But it questions
spending, such as $3,500 for dragon boat races. Chairwoman Jodi
Roth says the agency is doing the best it can with a skeleton
staff, but agreed business practices need to be tightened up.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – A dispute over a $10 debt sent two
Springfield sisters to prison. The Register Guard reports
50-year-old Debbie Reil was sentenced Tuesday to five years in
prison and 51-year-old Anna Marie Reil was sentenced to nearly four
years. Both pleaded guilty to burglary, robbery and theft charges.
Prosecutors say they helped a third woman threaten a young woman
over the $10 debt and then left the victim’s apartment with her TV
and cell phone.
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