OPB Headlines for Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

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Hold Those Horses: No Barrel Racing At Oregon State Fair

OPB | Aug. 20, 2014 5:12 p.m.

Popular barrel racing and pole bending events at the Oregon State Fair were cancelled this week, due to the risk of horses slipping and falling.

EPA Says Idaho Must Clean Up The Air In The Silver Valley

NWNews | Aug. 20, 2014 5:03 p.m.

The EPA has given the state of Idaho notice that a corner of the Idaho panhandle isn't meeting stricter new air quality standards. The agency intends to...

Changes On The Way For 'No Fly List'

NWNews | Aug. 20, 2014 3:56 p.m.

Changes are coming to the federal government's "No Fly List." But it's not clear yet what those changes will be.

Post Recession, Little Change In Clark County Growth Boundary

OPB | Aug. 20, 2014 3:42 p.m.

Clark County expects small expansions to urban growth boundaries in cities like Battle Ground and La Center in its new comprehensive plan.

Amid Legal Pot, The Search Continues For Illegal Grows

NWNews | Aug. 20, 2014 3:37 p.m.

Legal marijuana grows are just getting started in Washington state. But it’s the illegal ones that local, state and federal agents are searching out...

Columbia's Tough Mother Behind $100 Million Anonymous Donation To OHSU

OPB | Aug. 20, 2014 3:01 p.m.

Oregon Health & Science University announced it received a $100 million contribution toward the Knight Cancer Institute's $500 million goal from an anonymous donor at the end of July. But the generous person's name wasn't kept secret for long.

Report: Majority Of Oregon High School Seniors Unprepared For College

OPB | Aug. 20, 2014 1:20 p.m.

The SAT is still king in Oregon, but the numbers of high schoolers taking its rival test, the ACT, are inching up. And that's pushing down average scores in the state, which aren't good enough for the majority of test-takers to be considered college-ready.

Possible Salmonella Contamination In Whole Foods, Trader Joe's Nut Spreads

OPB | Aug. 20, 2014 9:14 a.m.

Peanut butter and almond butter have been recalled from Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and other grocery stores because of a possible Salmonella contamination.

Top Stories: Sen. Peter Courtney Wants $200M For Upgrades To Schools, Tribes Protest Water Holdings

OPB | Aug. 20, 2014 7:45 a.m.

Headlines for Wednesday, Aug. 20: Sen. Peter Courtney announces a plan to spend $200 million on seismic upgrades to schools, Native American tribes protest against the Bureau of Reclamation's decision to withhold water from the Trinity and Klamath rivers, and more.

Doctors: Definition Of 'Normal Labor' Driving High C-Section Rate

Northwest News Network | Aug. 20, 2014 6:51 a.m.

Today, nearly a third of pregnancies end up as a C-section birth. Doctors are wondering if their definition of what normal labor is might be part of the problem.

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