OPB Headlines for Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

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OSU Plans New Science Facilities

OPB | Jan. 30, 2015 4:13 p.m.

Oregon State University's president followed up the school's billion dollar fundraising campaign Friday, with ambitious plans for the future.

Portland Mayor Takes Time To Sing In Gratitude During State Of The City Address

OPB | Jan. 30, 2015 3:45 p.m.

Like something right out of IFC's "Portlandia," City of Roses Mayor Charlie Hales sang to a captive audience at his 2015 State of the City address.

Seahawks Fans Mark 'Moment Of Loudness' On Washington Capitol Steps

NWNews | Jan. 30, 2015 3:24 p.m.

It was no "Beast Quake," but Seahawks fans at the Washington state Capitol celebrated a "moment of loudness" Friday for the team.

Drones Could Soon Be Manufactured In Oregon

OPB | Jan. 30, 2015 3:07 p.m.

An Oregon company is working to buy a facility in McMinnville, and manufacture unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones.

OSU Won't Immediately Change Library Security Following Release Of Explicit Video

OPB | Jan. 30, 2015 2:54 p.m.

Oregon State University President Edward Ray said there won't be any changes to the campus library following the release of an explicit video filmed there.

Washington Lawmakers Consider Legalizing Fantasy Sports

NWNews | Jan. 30, 2015 2:52 p.m.

On the eve of the Super Bowl, Washington state lawmakers are considering whether to legalize fantasy sports contests.

Joseph Appeals To ODFW To Control Deer Problem

OPB | Jan. 30, 2015 2:37 p.m.

The city of Joseph is calling on the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to control its deer problem.

Portland Same-Sex Couple Has No Plans To Sell JebBushForPresident.com

OPB | Jan. 30, 2015 1:56 p.m.

If former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush decides to run for president on the GOP ticket, you won't find him at JebBushForPresident.com. But what you will find is a website reserved for future discussion around LGBT issues.

Portland Mayor Sets Progressive Agenda in 2015 State of the City Speech

OPB | Jan. 30, 2015 1:09 p.m.

The Portland Mayor wants a $15 minimum wage for city workers and has proposed giving tax credits to businesses that employ ex-offenders.

Low Fuel Prices Benefit Northwest Farmers

OPB | Jan. 30, 2015 12:42 p.m.

Oregon farmers say that low fuel prices could mean a big boost to their bottom lines -- if prices remain low until the summer.

At Home With Polyamory

OPB | Jan. 30, 2015 12:15 p.m.

FRIDAY: In the second installment of our "At Home" series, two polyamorous couples living together in Rock Creek talk about why they've chosen this lifestyle.

Gov. Kitzhaber Says First Lady Cylvia Hayes Will No Longer Have Political Role

OPB | Jan. 30, 2015 10:03 a.m.

Gov. John Kitzhaber said his fiancee Cylvia Hayes will no longer have a policy or political role nor do any contract work through her private consulting firm for the state of Oregon during his final term as governor.

Unreliable Snowfall Boosts Ski Resort Interest In Snowmaking

NWNews | Jan. 30, 2015 9:44 a.m.

It's been a tough winter so far for many Cascade Mountains ski resorts. Five in Oregon and Washington have suspended operations until they get more snow...

State Places Quarantine On Bird Flu Site Near Riverside, Washington

NWNews | Jan. 30, 2015 8:33 a.m.

Washington state has set a six-mile quarantine circle around a new major bird flu site in near Riverside in north-central Washington.

Top Stories: Kitzhaber To Answer Questions About Fiancee, Oregon Snowpack Low Again

OPB | Jan. 30, 2015 7:45 a.m.

Headlines for Friday, Jan. 30: Gov. John Kitzhaber will answer questions regarding his fiancee, Cylvia Hayes, at a press conference this morning; Oregon's snowpack is low again this year despite normal precipitation; Josephine County voted not to tax recreational marijuana; and more.

Washington's Pot Supply Is Driving Down Price

OPB | Jan. 30, 2015 5 a.m.

Washington state's retail pot industry is awash in cannabis, meaning some growers are making less money. That glut in supply has stripped away the control over price once held by the state's marijuana growers.

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