2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

March 26, 2012 10:00 pm Associated Press, News

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – A new kind medical clinic in Eugene is
offering patients another option for getting primary care. Rather
than billing insurers, Exceptional Health Care charges patients a
monthly fee between $39 to $79, depending on their age, plus $20
for each office visit. Advocates say such clinics will help
thousands without health insurance.

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – A toxicology report shows that an
18-year-old teenager was not under the influence of drugs or
alcohol when Medford police officers shot him dead in January. Lt.
Mike Budreau says the results are surprising because of Elias Angel
Ruiz’s highly agitated state before the shooting. Ruiz was shot in
front of his home Jan. 22 after he threatened members of his
family. Police say the teenager charged officers with a large
knife.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Portland State University has selected an
administrator from the state chancellor’s office to be the
university’s next provost. Sona Karentz Andrews will oversee PSU’s
academic mission starting July 1. For the past 15 months she has
been the vice chancellor of academic strategies at the Oregon
University System. Andrews replaces Roy Koch, who is stepping down
after 30 years at Oregon’s largest university.

FLORENCE, Ore. (AP) – Thousands of grey whales are on the move
along the Oregon coast, en route to summer feeding grounds in the
Bering Sea. KVAL-TV says people staked out the coast over the
weekend hoping to catch a glimpse of the massive mammals. Trained
volunteers will be stationed at 24 sites along the Oregon coast
this week to help visitors spot the whales.

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