2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 10/15/2013 09:33 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – Counterfeiters note: when you’re checking out of a motel, don’t leave a big bag of fake money behind. Police in Medford say two men learned that lesson when they returned to their motel room to retrieve the forgotten $3,000 in bogus bills, and found police already. The Medford Mail Tribune reports both men fled. Police caught and arrested one, and say they know the identity of the second man.

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) – Washington County sheriff’s deputies have arrested two teens in connection with break-ins that targeted nearly two dozen cars and a garage. Sgt. Bob Ray says a substantial amount of stolen property has been recovered in the suburban Portland case. The vandalism was discovered Saturday. Ray says many of the stolen items were left in plain sight and most of the vehicles were left unlocked.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – The Salem City Council has voted to ban parking meters downtown and eliminate time limits. The council approved an initiative brought by the group Stop Parking Meters in Downtown Salem, which gathered 6,000 signatures from city residents and 3,000 from non-residents.

ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) – Recognizing millions of dollars of gifts from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s charitable foundation, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival is changing the name of its oldest and largest theater. The Mail Tribune reports that the Elizabethan Stage/Allen Pavilion will henceforth be the Allen Elizabethan Theatre. The latest gift from the Allen Family Foundation is for $3 million. That brings the total over the years to $11 million.


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