2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 10/23/2012 09:29 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Republican congressional candidate Art Robinson is suing Democratic incumbent Peter DeFazio, alleging that several recent billboards mislead voters and violate federal election laws. The Register-Guard reports that Robinson alleges that some of the billboards have no disclaimer as required by law. DeFazio says the missing disclaimers were a mistake by the billboard company.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A year after pioneering the use of iPads to help disabled voters mark ballots, Oregon election officials are now trying out competing tablets running Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating system. The Secretary of State’s Office says that Samsung has loaned the state 10 tablets for the trial. State elections director Steve Trout says the Windows tablets can accommodate a wide array of accessibility tools.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Police are looking for a cargo trailer holding 40 bikes that was stolen sometime over the weekend from a school parking lot in Eugene. The bikes are owned by the school district and are used to teach riding safety. A manager for the school district told The Register-Guard the thieves were likely after the new trailer and didn’t know the bikes were inside.

TIGARD, Ore. (AP) – Police in the Portland suburb of Tigard (TY-gard) say an armed man who robbed a Chase Bank branch demanded a customer’s car keys to make his getaway. The Oregonian reports that the robbery took place about 5:30 p.m. Monday. Police spokesman Jim Wolf says the robber told everyone in the bank to get down on the floor. No one was hurt.


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