OPB Headlines for Friday, Oct. 5, 2012

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Mayor Adams Gives Up On Oregon Sustainability Center

Oct. 05, 2012 5:30 p.m.

Portland is giving up its attempt to build a sustainable skyscraper, according to a statement from Mayor Sam Adams Friday.

Wounded -- And Possibly Cranky -- Grizzly Bear Loose In Idaho

N3 | Oct. 05, 2012 4:38 p.m.

Idaho wildlife officials are worried a wounded grizzly bear on the loose could be a danger to people.

Hales, Smith Debate At Portland's City Club

Oct. 05, 2012 4:05 p.m.

Charlie Hales and Jefferson Smith debated key issues of their mayoral campaign Friday at Portland's City Club.

Kidney Failures Linked To Synthetic Marijuana

N3 | Oct. 05, 2012 3:24 p.m.

Known as "spice," the drug has been linked to a at least six recent kidney failures in the Northwest.

Dry Sunny Weather Makes Oregon Vintners Hopeful

Oct. 05, 2012 2:17 p.m.

The long, dry fall has Oregon vintners hoping 2012 will be an impressive year.

Bend Dental Hygienist Wins Scientology Suit

Oct. 05, 2012 1:34 p.m.

Oregon's Bureau of Labor and Industries has ordered a Bend dentist  to pay nearly $350,000 to a former dental hygienist. 

Pepper-Sprayed Protester Files $155,000 Suit Against Portland Police

Oct. 05, 2012 12:44 p.m.

An Occupy Portland protester has filed a civil suit seeking $155,000 in damages after being pepper sprayed by police last year.

Partnerships Form To Reduce Pesticide Use On Farms

Oct. 05, 2012 11:37 a.m.

Farmers, conservationists and regulators gathered in Hood River Thursday for a workshop on reducing pesticides in Oregon's waterways.

Political Chat: Sen. Wyden In The Presidential Debate

Oct. 05, 2012 10:06 a.m.

The first debate between the presidential candidates was on Wednesday.  President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney talked about a range of domestic issues in their 90-minute debate.

Northwest Fire Season Stretches Tribal Resources Thin

N3 | Oct. 05, 2012 8:57 a.m.

The Northwest’s busy fire season has taken a toll on tribal lands this year.

'Silent Earthquakes' Ripple Under Cascadia

N3 | Oct. 05, 2012 8:19 a.m.

You can't feel them and they don't cause damage, but silent "slow slip" earthquakes have hit parts of Washington and Oregon ...

Fire Near Omak Grows, Now 15 Percent Contained

Oct. 05, 2012 8:14 a.m.

A wildfire burning on the Colville Indian Reservation in north-central Washington has burned across more than 15 square miles and threatens more than 50 homes while a new fire on the west side of the state threatens 100 structures.

A Drone's Eye View of the Elwha River

KCTS9 | Oct. 05, 2012 7:13 a.m.

Scientists have been looking at all angles of the Elwha River since deconstruction began on two dams just over a year ago. And now they're taking research to new heights. They’re securing a small camera to a 4-foot wide drone, which can flies as high as 500 feet over the river.

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