OPB Headlines for Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012

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Wash. High Court Hears Arguments On Supermajority Requirement

N3 | Sept. 25, 2012 5:37 p.m.

Before the Washington Supreme Court can rule on the constitutionality of a voter-approved two-thirds requirement for tax ...

Congress Puts Farm Bill On Post-Election Chores List

OPB | Sept. 25, 2012 4:58 p.m.

Congress adjorned without approving a farm bill, which will result in out-of-date price supports that either pay too much, or nothing at all, for farm products.

Voters Wanted On National Registration Day

OPB | Sept. 25, 2012 4:39 p.m.

Oregon voters have until Oct. 16 to register and take part in November's elections. Presidential contests tend to draw more people to balloting, but organizers aren't taking chances.

Firefighters Gain Upper Hand On Northwest Fires

N3 | Sept. 25, 2012 4:19 p.m.

Firefighters are making progress on several massive blazes around the Northwest.

Tribal Communities Work To Get Out The Vote

OPB | Sept. 25, 2012 2:49 p.m.

This week, tribal communities across the country are taking part in a coordinated effort to get out the vote in Indian Country.

Activists: Portland Needs More Discretion To Fire Police

OPB | Sept. 25, 2012 2:23 p.m.

Activists who oppose the rehiring of Ron Frashour as a Portland police officer say the city's police union agreement should be renegotiated to allow more discretion in the firing of officers.

Beaverton Schools Could Change Policy To Honor Slain Soldier

OPB | Sept. 25, 2012 11:08 a.m.

The death of an Oregon soldier in Afghanistan last month may lead the Beaverton School Board to change a policy governing facility names.

Surrounded By Wildfires, Schools Try To Keep Smoke Out

N3 | Sept. 25, 2012 8:30 a.m.

Bad air has forced at least one school district to take some unusual measures to keep class in session.

Most City Councils In Northwest Have No Latinos

N3 | Sept. 25, 2012 6:36 a.m.

Why does the Northwest's largest minority group have so little clout in the political arena?

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