OPB Headlines for Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

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B.C. Energy Minister Says U.S. Has A Good Deal In Columbia River Treaty

NWNews | Oct. 22, 2014 7:44 p.m.

A little-known fact about Columbia River dams is that a valuable chunk of the power generated on the U.S. side goes to Canada under an international...

World's Youngest 7 Continents Marathon Runner Calls Salem Home

OPB | Oct. 22, 2014 3:45 p.m.

While most of us spent our early teen years worrying about homework, Winter Vinecki was crossing marathon finish lines all over the world. As of last November, Winter is the youngest person to complete 26.2 miles on each continent.

Out-Of-State Donors Spend Big On Oregon Measures

OPB | Oct. 22, 2014 3:42 p.m.

Several measures on Oregon’s November ballot are attracting big checks from out-of-state corporations and billionaires. One, the proposal to require labels on genetically engineered foods, has sparked the most expensive ballot initiative fight in Oregon’s history.

Blumenauer Pushes For End-Of-Life Conversations Again

OPB | Oct. 22, 2014 1:07 p.m.

Congressman Earl Blumenauer is working to try to allow doctors to bill health insurance companies for end-of-life conversations.

UO Campaign Co-opts National Movement Against Sexual Assault

OPB | Oct. 22, 2014 10:59 a.m.

Only a month into the school year, the University of Oregon is making further strides to stop sexual assault and harassment on campus in a new campaign that targets bystanders.

Bear Cub Runs Sunday Errands Inside Ashland Businesses

OPB | Oct. 22, 2014 9:58 a.m.

"No shirt, no shoes, no service" signs weren't enough to stop an adorable bear cub from wandering into a Super 8 Motel and later a Rite Aid in Ashland, Oregon.

Idaho Wedding Chapel That Refuses To Marry Gays Sets Off Conservative Alarm Bells

NWNews | Oct. 22, 2014 8:16 a.m.

Religious conservatives around the country are rallying to the defense of a wedding chapel in north Idaho whose owners don’t want to perform gay...

Top Stories: Heavy Rain Moves Into Region; Lane County, Klamath Falls Pass Pot Tax

OPB | Oct. 22, 2014 8 a.m.

Headlines for Wednesday, Oct. 22: Heavy rain and high winds will move into the northwest region through Thursday morning; Lane County and Klamath Falls passed taxes on the sale of recreational marijuana; more voters are registered for the upcoming election in Oregon than any other general midterm election; and more.

Audit Finds Numerous Costly Problems With Portland's Columbia Building

OPB | Oct. 22, 2014 midnight

Portland's auditor released a troubling review Wednesday of how a new city building tripled in cost from initial design to completion.

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