3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Unclaimed property from abandoned safety deposit boxes across the state will be up for bid next week in southern Oregon. A safety deposit box is considered abandoned if the owner fails to make rental payments or can’t be found for two years. Among the items to be auctioned off in White City include silver bars, antique tools and a $20 bill from the Confederacy.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies in Lane County have declared an impasse in talks with the county on a new labor contract. The Register-Guard reports the sides are primarily wrangling over wages. The deputies are part of a strike-prohibited union, so the matter is now likely to be resolved in binding arbitration.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — More than 300 people are expected to attend the Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference on Sunday and Monday in Eugene. One organizer says the aim is to help professionalize the industry as it moves into mainstream society. The Register-Guard reports much of the conference will focus on rules and regulations and the moratoriums on medical marijuana in some cities.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A state economist says Oregon’s economy will slow because of its aging population. Josh Lehner with the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis says projections call for growth to slow to 10 percent in future years, because aging baby boomers will spend less money.


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