OPB Headlines for Friday, Oct. 12, 2012

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Political Chat: Smith, Fluoride And CRC Hot Topics This Week

Oct. 13, 2012 midnight

The race to be Portland’s next mayor is touching on police behavior, the Columbia River Crossing and even fluoride in the water. But the big talking point appears to be an incident involving Jefferson Smith, when he was a student at the University of Oregon.

Prehistoric 'Kennewick Man' Was All Beefcake

NW_News | Oct. 12, 2012 4:41 p.m.

"K-Man" lived 9,500 years ago, but his bones reveal he had the arms and legs of modern pro athletes.

Rains Should Wash Away Avian Botulism Threat At Smith And Bybee Lakes

Oct. 12, 2012 4:30 p.m.

Recent rains should end a month-long bird die-off at a popular bird-watching area in North Portland. The outbreak of avian botulism has already killed thousands of birds.  

Prominent Oregon Property Tax Activist Passes Away

N3 | Oct. 12, 2012 4:28 p.m.

Don McIntire, best known for his work on Measure 5, was found Friday morning in his Gresham home.

October Rains May Bring End To Long Fire Season

Oct. 12, 2012 3:52 p.m.

The National Weather Service in Pendleton says weekend rains might finally bring an end to this year's fire season.  

Oregon's Battleground House Districts Draw Big Bucks

N3 | Oct. 12, 2012 3:26 p.m.

Democrats and Republicans have raised more than $12 million combined this year to try to break a deadlock in the Oregon ...

DOJ, Portland Miss Deadline On Police Reforms Agreement

Oct. 12, 2012 3:01 p.m.

The Department of Justice and the City of Portland released a joint statement Friday, saying they will not meet their deadline for reaching an agreement on police reforms.  

Wash. Governor Candidates Spar Over Levy Swap

N3 | Oct. 12, 2012 2:54 p.m.

The candidates for Washington governor sparred Thursday night over a proposal to raise the state property tax while lowering ...

Judge Dismisses Hanford Whistleblower Case

N3 | Oct. 12, 2012 2:35 p.m.

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a high-level whistleblower against a contractor at the Hanford nuclear site.

Portland Police Investigate Mob Action On Hawthorne

Oct. 12, 2012 11:14 a.m.

Portland Police are investigating an incident last night, when a crowd of people flooded a busy commercial area in Southeast Portland. At its height, the group reportedly included as many as 50 to 75 people.

Sen. Wyden Mentioned In VP Debate

Oct. 12, 2012 9:44 a.m.

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden was referenced in the Vice Presidential debate fray Thursday night.  

A Milder Debate As Wash. Governor Candidates Meet Again

N3 | Oct. 12, 2012 8:12 a.m.

As Election Day nears, the candidates for Washington governor appear to be getting mellower, not feistier.

Remembering The Columbus Day Storm, 50 Years Later

Oct. 12, 2012 6 a.m.

Fifty years ago, deadly winds blew through Western Oregon killing 46 and causing major damage. Two witnesses look back.  

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