2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 10/02/2013 09:40 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


SALEM, Ore. (AP) – After a day of repeated delays, an Oregon legislative committee advanced a series of bills late last night tackling changes to pensions, taxes and agricultural regulations. Votes are planned today in the full House and Senate, although more postponements are possible in a special session that’s been marked by delays. Many lawmakers were reluctant to vote so quickly on some of the bills, particularly the complicated tax and pension measures.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – The Lane County sheriff’s office is the latest law enforcement agency to encrypt all of its radio traffic to prevent people from listening to the broadcast exchanges between deputies and dispatchers. The Register-Guard reports officials worry about the transmission of private information – such as a medical condition or Social Security number.

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) – A Linn County sheriff’s officer says a 51-year-old Nevada man accused in the 1987 slaying of a man he served time with at the Oregon State Penitentiary has been arrested on a murder warrant. Undersheriff Bruce Riley said yesterday that Dennis Beach was arrested in the death of Thomas Hyland. The man’s remains were found by mushroom pickers near Sweet Home in 1989.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The latest projection of Oregon’s prison populations shows inmate numbers down by 500 over the next two years because of changes made in the 2013 legislative session. The Oregonian reports the forecast is a dramatic shift from one six months ago. Before the changes, the state projected a rising prison population over the next decade.


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