Date: 05/22/2013 10:31 AM
Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Volunteers have been passing out bars of soap at motels along a Portland street known for its “lingerie shows” and prostitution stings. The soap bars are labeled with a sex trafficking hotline that women can call for help. KOIN reports volunteers with the East Portland Rotary Club handed out soap yesterday at the motels, and owners agreed to place the soap in rooms.
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – Burglars got away with cash and property worth $171,000 in a break-in at a Rogue River house. The Jackson County sheriff’s office says they broke in sometime between mid-April and early May while the homeowners were out of town. Burglars cut through a gun safe and made off with 14 guns, two Rolex watches, gold, platinum and silver coins and ingots, plus some cash.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon District Attorneys Association wants to cut prison costs by reducing sentences for some drug crimes such as marijuana possession. The association says the plan is a response to legislation intended to cap the state prison population at 14,600 inmates to save money over the next decade.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The Portland mayor’s office says the police Mounted Patrol Unit would survive this year if a private fundraising effort comes up with $200,000 in support. KGW reports The Friends of Portland’s Mounted Patrol is trying to come up with the money.
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