OPB Headlines for Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
Northwest News Network | Sept. 27, 2012 2:52 p.m.
Washington wildlife managers say the hunt for a pack of grey wolves is over. A state marksman killed the alpha male of the pack Thursday in far northeast Washington. The department has killed a total of seven wolves from the Wedge Pack since August.
Northwest News Network | Sept. 27, 2012 2:44 p.m.
Just as Washington environmental regulators finish up a series of meetings on oil spill readiness, a half-mile sheen appeared on the Columbia River near Longview. Contractors quickly contained the diesel spill this week. It's one of about 1,800 spills in Oregon and Washington each year.
EarthTechling | Sept. 27, 2012 2:08 p.m.
Citing weather concerns, Ocean Power Technologies pushes deployment of the first commercial utility-scale wave generating device in the U.S. from October to next spring. The project remains destined for a spot near the Oregon coastal town of Reedsport.
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.
OPB | Sept. 27, 2012 1:11 p.m.
Residents along the Oregon Coast are big supporters of wave energy, according to survey results released Thursday. Developers have identified Oregon as one of the best places in the United States to install wave energy buoys.
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.
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.
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.
Northwest News Network | Sept. 27, 2012 5:04 a.m.
Washington wildlife officials killed three more grey wolves near the Canadian border Wednesday. That brings the total kill to five this week.