OPB Headlines for Wednesday, Oct. 03, 2012

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Columbus Day Storm: More Memories From 1962

Oct. 04, 2012 midnight

More than 75 people shared their memories of the Columbus Day storm with OPB. Here are a few.

Some On The Fence After Watching Debate At PSU

Oct. 03, 2012 10:28 p.m.

Students at Portland State were among those watching President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney mix it up in their first Presidential debate Wednesday night.

Choice For Judge Made Difficult By What Candidates Can't Say

Oct. 03, 2012 9:38 p.m.

The trouble with trying to decide who to vote for in an Oregon Supreme Court race is that candidates can't say a lot. What voters are left with is a candidate's resume.

Court Considers Controversial Northwest Bus Ad

N3 | Oct. 03, 2012 5:33 p.m.

The question of how free speech applies to the side of buses is before a panel of federal judges.

Contaminated Hanford Machinery Mistakenly Sent Off Site

N3 | Oct. 03, 2012 5:07 p.m.

A federal contractor at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation mistakenly sent a contaminated excavator to a repair shop offsite ...

Oregon Looks At Options For Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Oct. 03, 2012 4:50 p.m.

Oregon’s Energy Department Wednesday rolled out its first-ever comprehensive cost analysis of ways to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Madras Hospital To Open Under New Name

Oct. 03, 2012 4:43 p.m.

Mountain View Hospital in Madras will begin operating under a new name as of January 1st.

Voices Of Young Voters

Oct. 03, 2012 4 p.m.

How will the experiences of young voters shape their vote?

Flammable Gas In Hanford Waste Tanks Concerns Nuclear Watchdog

N3 | Oct. 03, 2012 3:32 p.m.

A federal nuclear watchdog warns that a significant flammable gas accident would have huge radiological consequences.

Credit Unions Move To 'Keep Oregon Money In Oregon'

Oct. 03, 2012 2:58 p.m.

The Oregon Treasury says five credit unions have applied to hold large sums of government money.  It's part of an effort to keep Oregon money in Oregon.

Feds File Harassment Suit Against Hermiston Onion Grower

Oct. 03, 2012 2:53 p.m.

The federal government filed suit this week against a Hermiston onion grower for alleged harassment of a woman who was beaten by her husband at work. She claims River Point Farms knew about the abuse.

Clark County Inmate's Death Appears To Be Suicide

Oct. 03, 2012 12:04 p.m.

Jailors in Clark County say an inmate appears to have committed suicide Wednesday morning.

Portland's Waterfront Park Designated A 'Great Public Space'

Oct. 03, 2012 11:59 a.m.

The American Planning Association has designated Portland's Waterfront Park as one of America's 10 Great Public Spaces for 2012.

Tax Talk Dominates As Wash. Gubernatorial Candidates Debate Again

N3 | Oct. 03, 2012 7:07 a.m.

The candidates for Washington governor are accusing each other of plotting tax hikes if elected.

In Washington State, Picker Shortage Threatens Apple Boom

N3 | Oct. 03, 2012 5:57 a.m.

Washington state apple growers are harvesting, but there aren't enough workers to get the fruit.

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