OPB Headlines for Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012

Select date for past OPB headlines:

DA, Defense Attorney Face Charges In Washington County Case

Sept. 27, 2012 8:45 p.m.

A judge, a district attorney, and a defense attorney are facing charges in an unusual case involving the commitment of a mentally ill man in Washington County.

Successful Seniors Start Out As Playful Preschoolers

Sept. 27, 2012 7:25 p.m.

Oregon’s latest education reform effort is focused on making sure all seniors in the Class of 2025 graduate from high school. Those are today’s kindergartners.

Columbia River Spill Comes During Oil Spill Readiness Hearings

N3 | Sept. 27, 2012 5:17 p.m.

Just as Washington environmental regulators finish up a series of meetings on oil spill readiness, a half-mile sheen ...

Court Upholds Damage Award In Farm Guest Workers Case

N3 | Sept. 27, 2012 4:18 p.m.

The Washington Supreme Court weighed in on case that has implications for labor shortages at Northwest farms and orchards.

SoloPower Opens Portland Manufacturing Plant

Sept. 27, 2012 3:19 p.m.

San Diego-based SoloPower celebrated the opening of its new flexible solar panel manufacturing plant in Portland Thursday.

Newberry Geothermal Project Will Use Hot Rocks To Make Steam

Sept. 27, 2012 3:11 p.m.

Backers of an experimental geothermal project in Central Oregon say they're ready to begin the next phase of a plan to create a more cost-effective way of turning underground heat into electricity.

Businesses Use Portland's 'Weird' Vibe To Attract Businesses

Sept. 27, 2012 1:59 p.m.

The greater Portland area is seeing an up-tick in economic activity. Businesses that need qualified employees are using the city's reputation as "weird" to attract talent.

Our Town: La Pine

Sept. 27, 2012 10:56 a.m.

The Central Oregon town of La Pine is the most recently incorporated city in the state. We're in town to find out more about the community, and how to build a city from scratch.

Coast Guard Responds To Boat Leaking In Columbia

Sept. 27, 2012 7 a.m.

The Coast Guard and Washington Department of Ecology worked Wednesday to patch a vessel that was leaking diesel fuel in the Columbia River near Longview, Washington.

Number Of Eligible Latino Voters Increasing, But Will They Vote?

NNN | Sept. 27, 2012 6:23 a.m.

The DREAM Act has created a path to citizenship for children of undocumented immigrants, but young people -- not matter what their ethnicity -- are much less likely to vote than older people.

Thanks to our Sponsors:
become a sponsor
Thanks to our Sponsors
become a sponsor