OPB Headlines for Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012

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Fluoride Activists Deliver Petition Signatures

Oct. 11, 2012 7:13 p.m.

Volunteers with Clean Water Portland delivered over 43,000 signatures to the Portland auditor's office today, in support of a referendum on fluoridation.

Metro Committee Crafts Plans For Transportation Dollars

Oct. 11, 2012 7:11 p.m.

Elected officials around the Portland area advanced plans  Thursday for how to spend close to $40 million in additional federal transportation funds.  

Democrats, Republicans Vie For Control Of Oregon House

N3 | Oct. 11, 2012 5:13 p.m.

In Oregon, both parties are hard at work in legislative battlegrounds to swing the House majority in their direction.

More Taxis May Soon Be Cruising Portland Streets

Oct. 11, 2012 4:22 p.m.

Dozens more taxis would roam Portland streets under a recommendation approved by a city committee. Taxi drivers have resisted the added competition, but conditions could be better for cabbies.  

Portland Police Re-Open Southeast Precinct

Oct. 11, 2012 4:15 p.m.

The Portland Police Bureau officially re-opened its precinct in southeast Portland Thursday. But that doesn't mean the budget problems that closed the office, are resolved.  

Wash. Governor Candidates To Meet For Fourth Debate

N3 | Oct. 11, 2012 3:22 p.m.

The candidates for Washington governor will face off Thursday night after the vice-presidential debate.

Northwest's Long Dry Spell Soon To Be History

N3 | Oct. 11, 2012 2:45 p.m.

The streak of dry weather in much of the Northwest is about to come to a soggy end.

Smith 'Disappointed' As Endorsements Slip Away

Oct. 11, 2012 12:57 p.m.

Three supporters of Jefferson Smith's campaign to be the next mayor of Portland have withdrawn their endorsements.  

Oregon Report Cards Show Mixed Results

Oct. 11, 2012 12:31 p.m.

Oregon schools saw mixed results on the latest statewide report card released Thursday morning.

U.S. Judge To Rule On Canadian Firm's Dumping In Columbia River

N3 | Oct. 11, 2012 7:37 a.m.

Can a Canadian company be held responsible for smelter waste that washed downriver into Washington?

Casino Investors Have Mixed Record Of Results

Oct. 11, 2012 midnight

The developers who want to build a casino outside Portland have blanketed airwaves and mailboxes with promises of $100 million for schools and public services from a project they're calling "The Grange."

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