OPB Headlines for Monday, Oct. 15, 2012

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Accused Afghan Massacre Suspect Returns To JBLM

N3 | Oct. 15, 2012 6:50 p.m.

The Army sergeant charged with killing 16 Afghan civilians earlier this year has arrived back in Washington. That ...

Wash. Governor Candidates Vow No New Taxes -- With Caveats

N3 | Oct. 15, 2012 5:08 p.m.

Both candidates for Washington governor are pledging to veto tax hikes, but they do leave themselves some wiggle room.

Voter Registration Increase Lags Last Presidential Election

N3 | Oct. 15, 2012 4:12 p.m.

As the deadline to register to vote draws near, state figures show a smaller uptick in voter registration than in 2008.

Feds Silent So Far On Marijuana Ballot Measures

N3 | Oct. 15, 2012 4:02 p.m.

A group of former federal drug officials urged the Obama administration to weigh in on ballot measures to legalize marijuana.

Funds From New License Plate Will Help Prevent Child Abuse

Oct. 15, 2012 3:43 p.m.

Oregon drivers are getting their first look at the state's newest specialty license plate.  Monday, Oregon's Department of Motor Vehicles began issuing the "Keep Kids Safe" plate.  

Steller Sea Lions Are Putting The Bite On Columbia Sturgeon

OPB | Oct. 15, 2012 3:12 p.m.

Columbia River sport fishers can tell you that Steller sea lions love to eat salmon. But a new study finds the federally protected marine mammals are eating more sturgeon than any other fish at Bonneville Dam.

Early Voting Makes Vote-By-Mail States Look Like Late Comers

N3 | Oct. 15, 2012 2:57 p.m.

Voters in Oregon and Washington will start receiving ballots in the mail this week, but some Idaho voters have been going to ...

Company Plans To Build High-Altitude Balloon Facility In Tillamook

Oct. 15, 2012 12:47 p.m.

Sunday's stunt 24 miles above the earth has focused attention on the near-space industry. Now, an Oregon company says it plans to build a high-altitude ballooning facility in Tillamook.  

Medicare Prescription Plans Changes Available

Oct. 15, 2012 6 a.m.

The window opens Monday for hundreds of thousands of Oregonians to change their Medicare prescription plans.  

Beaverton Teachers Have More To Complain About Than Class Size

Oct. 15, 2012 6 a.m.

Oregon's third largest district slashed 340 jobs last spring. Teachers wound up in new classrooms teaching different courses. But those weren't the only big changes.  

Arch Bridge Re-Opens For Vehicles Today

Oct. 15, 2012 6 a.m.

A historic Clackamas County span gets a new look and some improvements.

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