OPB Headlines for Monday, Oct. 8, 2012

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Worker Lost Off Bridge Is Identified

Oct. 08, 2012 3:52 p.m.

A worker who fell off the Lewis and Clark Bridge has been identified as Charles William "Bill" Wiley, Jr., of Mississippi.

Former Governors Come Out Against Casino Measures

Oct. 08, 2012 3:47 p.m.

Three former Oregon governors announced their opposition Monday to the state's casino ballot measures.

Northwest Wildfires Have Burned Record Number of Acres In 2012

OPB | Oct. 08, 2012 3 p.m.

Fewer wildfires have burned in the Northwest this summer than in an average year, but the fires have been larger and more complex, consuming a record number of acres.

Bend-La Pine District Considers Levy For New Schools

Oct. 08, 2012 2:53 p.m.

The Board of the Bend-La Pine School District is weighing whether to put a $98 million school levy in front of voters this May. 

Wildfires In Northwest Burn Record Number Of Acres In 2012

Oct. 08, 2012 2:50 p.m.

The Forest Service and BLM say 2012 has been the worst fire season in the last 100 years. 

Drought, Wildfires Force Ranchers To Look For Efficiencies

N3 | Oct. 08, 2012 2:33 p.m.

Ranches and feedlots are looking to cut their feed costs in the short term and even have an eye on making the cattle ...

Bad News For Beavers Just As They Make The Top 10

Oct. 08, 2012 2:26 p.m.

The Oregon State Beavers’ football team has entered the top ten for the first time in more than ten years. But  the news comes as team officials announce an injury to a key player.

Podcast: Wash. Gubernatorial Candidates On The Environment, Northwest Sewage Problems, Energy News And More

EarthFix | Oct. 08, 2012 2 p.m.

This week find out who's the greener of the Washington gubernatorial candidates. We've also got the latest on fracking in Idaho, threats to the Roadless Rule - and the next installment in our series [Clean Water: The Next Act](/clean-water "Clean Water: The Next Act"). We'll introduce you to one small-town mayor who's taking care of some dirty business.

Northwest Skiers Bank On Early Forecasts Being Wrong

N3 | Oct. 08, 2012 1:36 p.m.

Weather forecasters say the current dry spell may turn into a dry winter. But the region’s ski areas aren’t buying it.

Too Much Fruit? Tired Of Yellow Jackets? Fruit Tree Project Can Help

Oct. 08, 2012 9:11 a.m.

Portlanders who are wondering what to do with all the fruit falling from their trees, are being asked to call the Portland Fruit Tree Project.

Differing Ideas Offered To Avoid Repeat of Wash. Wolf Pack Kill

N3 | Oct. 08, 2012 8:50 a.m.

The director of Washington's Fish and Wildlife Department said he hopes never again to have to order the killing of an ...

Two Measures Would Change Gambling In Oregon

Oct. 08, 2012 6:11 a.m.

In Oregon, a trip to the casino often means a journey to one of Oregon's nine tribal nations. But two measures on the ballot in November seek to break that monopoly.

Fish And Wildlife Planning DIY Tilapia Rules

Oct. 08, 2012 6 a.m.

Urban farmers are known for keeping backyard chickens and growing their own veggies, but DIY tilapia? That’s new.

Courtroom Battle Brewing for Guardsmen, KBR

Oct. 08, 2012 6 a.m.

This week, the case pitting a small group of Oregon Guardsmen against one of the giants of military contracting gets underway in a Portland federal courtroom.

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