OPB Headlines for Friday, Sept. 28, 2012

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After The Fire: Bring On The Bugs

N3 | Sept. 28, 2012 4:40 p.m.

Charred Northwest forests are already a-buzz with new life: bugs.

Justice Department Intervenes In Hanford Timesheet Fraud Case

N3 | Sept. 28, 2012 4:03 p.m.

The case began in 2009 as a whistleblower complaint against Hanford contractor CH2M Hill.

Columbia River Salmon Recovery Gets Mixed Report Card

Boise State Public Radio/Idaho Public Television | Sept. 28, 2012 3:36 p.m.

Federal agencies deliver a mixed report card on their efforts to recover endangered salmon in the Columbia River.

Clean Water: The Next Act - Controlling Wastewater

OPB | Sept. 28, 2012 3 p.m.

This installment takes listeners to rural communities struggling to keep pollution from escaping into the water from their aging sewage and wastewater treatment plants.

Wash. Senate Lawyer Settles Verbal Abuse Claim Against Sen. Pam Roach

N3 | Sept. 28, 2012 2:55 p.m.

A staff attorney for the Washington state Senate Republicans has agreed to drop his $1.75 million hostile workplace claim.

Podcast: Recording Orcas, Nitrate Contamination From Dairies, Coal Exports And More

EarthFix | Sept. 28, 2012 1 p.m.

Take a ride with scientists as they try to unlock the secret underwater lives of Puget Sound's orcas, and find out how ship traffic might be affecting whale behavior. We've also got updates on wave power developments, coal exports, water pollution from dairy farms - and more.

Political Chat: TV Ads, Debate Over Voter ID, Portland PD

Sept. 28, 2012 11:29 a.m.

The leaves are turning color, the footballs are flying, and the TV is telling you how to vote. It's fall during an election year.

Religion Not A Factor In Latino Politics

N3 | Sept. 28, 2012 6:35 a.m.

Religion is one of the most defining characteristics of Latino culture. But pollsters say it plays virtually no role in how ...

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