OPB Headlines for Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012

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Fire At Vancouver Sikh Temple Under Investigation

Oct. 12, 2012 midnight

One of the board of directors of the Sikh Temple that burned to the ground in Vancouver Friday says they were 90 percent finished constructing the new building and had planned to move in within weeks.  

80 MPH Wind Simulation

OPB | Oct. 12, 2012 midnight

OPB's Morning Edition Producer Casey Negreiff took his audio recorder into a wind simulator to give us a sense for what 80 mph winds might sound like.

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Three supporters of Jefferson Smith's campaign to be the next mayor of Portland have withdrawn their endorsements.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

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