3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) – The Clackamas County sheriff’s office
says its search and rescue team helped save a climber injured in a
fall on Mount Hood. Megan Coker of Portland slid 300 feet yesterday
on glacier ice and suffered leg and rib injuries near Crater Rock,
above Timberline Lodge.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Tomorrow economists tell the Legislature how
much tax money they think Oregon will collect. The last two
quarterly forecasts were so disappointing that legislative leaders
recommended layoffs of state workers, closing of a prison and lower
pay for workers who provide in-home care to seniors and the
disabled. Whatever the new forecast shows, the estimate is needed
before the Legislature can press ahead with efforts to get the
budget back in balance.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – John Schultz was a detective lieutenant in
Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in California. When he
retired to Salem, he stayed involved with law enforcement by
helping with handicapped parking patrols and cleaning squad cars.
Jim Miller once supervised homicide detectives in Salem. When he
retired, he was bored. The pair decided to volunteer to try to
solve Salem’s 19 cold-case homicides dating as far back as 1933,
and spend many hours a week sifting through binders of handwritten
notes and yellowed type sheets.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Newly acquired Portland Timbers forward
Jose Adolfo Valencia will be sidelined for 6-to-12 months following
knee surgery. Valencia is expected to have damaged cartilage in his
left knee repaired today by the team director of medicine. The
Timbers said Friday it was uncertain when Valencia was hurt.

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