OPB Headlines for Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012

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Judge To Consider Cross-Border Columbia River Pollution Case

N3 | Oct. 10, 2012 11:49 p.m.

The Colville Tribes and the state of Washington are trying to force cleanup of heavy metals dumped in in the Columbia River ...

Turns Out Kennewick Man Not From Kennewick

N3 | Oct. 10, 2012 5:33 p.m.

Kennewick Man spent most of his life on the coast, not in the region on the Columbia River where he was found.

S. Korea Lifts Ban On Northwest 'Chipping' Potatoes

N3 | Oct. 10, 2012 5:13 p.m.

South Korea has lifted a two-month-old ban on Northwest potato exports -- at least the ones used for potato chips.

Wash. State Auditor Candidate Wired Millions, Linked Account To Belize

N3 | Oct. 10, 2012 3:12 p.m.

The Democratic candidate for Washington state Auditor has come under scrutiny for his private business dealings.

Oregon Official: 800 Pharmacies Are Safe, Sufficiently Regulated

Oct. 10, 2012 12:26 p.m.

Oregon officials say the 800 pharmacies in the state are safe and sufficiently regulated. This follows news that 12 Americans have died from an outbreak of fungal meningitis.

$66 Million Surplus To Go To Repairs, Renovations In Salem-Keizer Schools

Oct. 10, 2012 12:21 p.m.

Oregon's second-largest school district knows how it will spend about $66 million in excess money. The Salem-Keizer School Board voted last night to spend it on ongoing repairs and renovations.

Q&A: Salem Keizer Schools To Spend $66M Surplus

Oct. 10, 2012 12:16 p.m.

The Salem Keizer school district has a unique and enviable problem: How do you spend an extra $66 million? The district's superintendent spoke with Geoff Norcross Wednesday morning.

Cat's Out: Portland To Consider Expanding Grocery Bag Rules

Oct. 10, 2012 11:21 a.m.

Portland City Commissioners may soon debate expanding the city's policies on grocery bags.  

Rudy Crew Proposes New Education Programs, Funding Shift

Oct. 10, 2012 7 a.m.

Oregon's top education board considered a proposal Tuesday to shift how education is funded. The board is taking the proposal to meetings around the state this month.

Western Communications Cutting 10 Percent Of Staff

Oct. 10, 2012 6:36 a.m.

Newspaper publisher Western Communications says it's cutting 10 percent of its staff, including workers at the Bend Bulletin, due to a sudden drop in revenue.

Wyden Touts New Plan To Solve Budget Problems In Timber Counties

Oct. 10, 2012 6:28 a.m.

Sen. Ron Wyden is touting a new framework aimed at solving the budget problems of Oregon's timber-dependent counties.  ports.

Voices Of Young Voters

Oct. 10, 2012 midnight

Our news staff has spent the last month traveling across Oregon to talk with young people about which issues are most important to them, and why.

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