OPB Headlines for Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

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Oregon Voters To Consider Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

NWNews | Sept. 19, 2014 4:35 p.m.

Oregonians will decide this fall whether to legalize recreational marijuana. Measure 91 would allow adults in Oregon to grow, possess, and sell...

Portland's Old Town To Host Pop-Up Public Plaza

OPB | Sept. 19, 2014 3:32 p.m.

 New York's done it, and so has Minneapolis — now it's Portland's turn to change streets into pedestrian plazas, even if it's just for a weekend.

Long-Running Battle Over Fires Between Ranchers And Feds Reaches Truce

NWNews | Sept. 19, 2014 2:43 p.m.

For years there's been a battle raging between Idaho ranchers and the federal government over whether ranchers should be able to fight wildfires.

Hundreds Miss Out On Water Fun Because Of Toxic Algae

OPB | Sept. 19, 2014 2:31 p.m.

The Oregon Health Authority says the test results are in: the scum that appeared on the Willamette River this week is toxic algae.

Algae Bloom In Willamette River Means No Swimming In Portland Triathlon

OPB | Sept. 19, 2014 12:51 p.m.

The Portland Triathlon has been forced to change its course this year due to the toxic scum floating in the Willamette River.

Political Chat: Heat Rising With Elections Ahead

OPB | Sept. 19, 2014 12:39 p.m.

As temperatures rise on this last weekend of summer, state politics also heat up with mid-term elections ahead.

Respiratory Illnesses Sicken Children in Two Northwest Hospitals

OPB | Sept. 19, 2014 12:25 p.m.

Seattle Children's Hospital says two children there have tested positive for a severe respiratory illness.

Alaska Airlines Schedules More Rescue Flights From Mexico

NWNews | Sept. 19, 2014 8:17 a.m.

Seattle-based Alaska Airlines plans to launch five more jets Friday to evacuate American vacationers from Los Cabos, Mexico.

Top Stories: Springfield Considers Marijuana Tax; Portlanders Line Up For Apple iPhone 6

OPB | Sept. 19, 2014 7:21 a.m.

Headlines for Friday, Sept. 19: Springfield is the latest in considering a tax on the sale of marijuana, Apple releases the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, pets should also avoid the Willamette River as the algae may be toxic, and more.

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