OPB Headlines for Monday, Oct. 1, 2012

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Rangers Say Hazing Of Aggressive Mountain Goats Is Working

N3 | Oct. 01, 2012 9:38 p.m.

Forest and park rangers on Washington's Olympic Peninsula say they've reduced the risk from aggressive mountain goats.

Reality Check: New Wash. Governor Faces $1B Shortfall, $1B Education Bill

N3 | Oct. 01, 2012 5:15 p.m.

Why Washington’s new governor will likely confront a $2 billion problem next January.

7 Years Of Top-Two Primary Litigation In Wash. Comes To An End

N3 | Oct. 01, 2012 5:06 p.m.

The legal fight over Washington’s top-two primary is over.

Parents, Businesses Help Clear The Air At Sisters Schools

Oct. 01, 2012 4:27 p.m.

Students in Sisters have had a number of smoky mornings lately.  But at school, they are breathing a bit easier thanks to the efforts of some local business owners.

Jefferson Smith Explains Assault Charge

Oct. 01, 2012 4:14 p.m.

Portland mayoral hopeful, Jefferson Smith, explained  Monday how he ended up being charged with misdemeanor assault after a party 19 years ago.

Wash. Governor Candidates To Meet For Third Debate

N3 | Oct. 01, 2012 4:08 p.m.

The candidates for Washington governor will square off in Yakima Tuesday night for their third official debate. Polls give ...

Northwest Smoke Makes Air In Some Areas Worse Than L.A.

N3 | Oct. 01, 2012 3:48 p.m.

Wildfires in the Northwest are keeping the air hazy and unhealthy, but experts predict few, if any, long-term health effects.

Boy Scouts To Report Names Of Suspected Abusers

Oct. 01, 2012 1:15 p.m.

The Boy Scouts of America plans to report the names of suspected child abusers contained in its historical files to law enforcement agencies across the country.

Oregon Schools Falling Short Of Goals

Oct. 01, 2012 9:21 a.m.

Oregon schools continue to fall short of their goals for teaching English to foreign-language speaking students.

Longshore Workers Take Part In 'Spontaneous' Work Stoppage

Oct. 01, 2012 7:15 a.m.

Longshore workers with Oregon and Washington Ports took part in a regional work stoppage this Friday.

Audit: TriMet Sliding Into Debt, Liability Growing $1.5M A Week

Oct. 01, 2012 7:11 a.m.

TriMet is sliding into debt, according to an independent audit by Moss Adams. It found that the agency's unfunded pension liability amounts to $900 million dollars and is growing by about $1.5 million a week.

Report: Forest Thinning Helped Protect Homes From Sisters Wildfire

Oct. 01, 2012 7:06 a.m.

A new report from the U.S. Forest Service says recently completed forest thinning projects played a role in protecting homes from a wildfire burning outside Sisters.

Marbled Murrelet On Endangered Species List 20 Years, But Still Declining

Oct. 01, 2012 6:35 a.m.

Monday marks the 20th anniversary of the federal decision to put the Marbled Murrelet on the Endangered Species list.  But, the population of the seabird continues to decline.

PSU Professors Make Affordable Green Portable

Oct. 01, 2012 6:10 a.m.

A pair of Portland State professors wanted to make a greener, but still affordable, portable. They say they've done it and plan to show it off at an upcoming conference in San Francisco.

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