OPB Headlines for Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012

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How We Got Into Such A Mess With Stormwater

KCTS9 | Oct. 16, 2012 11 p.m.

The Clean Water Act took effect 40 years ago Thursday. In 1972, stormwater pollution was nowhere near a top priority. Today, it's taken the lead as the top water contaminator. How bad is it? Puget Sound diver Laura James takes us where nobody wants to go -- inside a stormwater outfall -- to get an upclose look.

Campus Registration Push Nets 50,000 Voters

Oct. 16, 2012 3:42 p.m.

A registration push on college campuses across the state has already netted nearly 50,000 voters.

Once Brash Washington Home Builders Now Behind The Scenes

N3 | Oct. 16, 2012 3:15 p.m.

Washington's airwaves are chock-a-block with campaign ads. But one group’s missing from the fray despite its reputation for ...

Nobody Tops The Hops -- Hillsboro Team Named For Local Crop

Oct. 16, 2012 2:51 p.m.

Oregon’s newest professional baseball team has gone from bears to beers, as it moves from central Washington to Washington County.  

Casino Proponents Know When To Fold'em

Oct. 16, 2012 2:19 p.m.

The supporters of two Oregon ballot measures that would open the door for non-tribal casinos in the state, say they're suspending that campaign.  In a statement Tuesday, the casino backers acknowledged the measures appear unlikely to pass.  

Oregon Unemployment Rate Steady, But Still Above Nation's

OPB | Oct. 16, 2012 2:10 p.m.

New data released Tuesday shows the state's unemployment rate held steady in September -- coming in at a seasonally-adjusted 8.7 percent.

Investigation Of Metal Factories Spurs Oregon Regulators Into Action

Oct. 16, 2012 12:56 p.m.

A nationwide investigation into abandoned metal factories has spurred regulators in Oregon to act.

School Reforms Tested At Idaho Ballot Box

N3 | Oct. 16, 2012 10:05 a.m.

Idaho is considering whether to keep three education laws that overhaul everything from how teachers are paid to how kids ...

To Keep Or To Export? The Northwest's Natural Gas Debate

N3 | Oct. 16, 2012 8:31 a.m.

Two gas export terminals are proposed in the Northwest and federal regulators are getting an earful from the public.

To Keep Or To Export? The Northwest's Natural Gas Debate

Northwest News Network | Oct. 16, 2012 7:20 a.m.

Natural gas production in North America has increased so dramatically that no fewer than 17 companies have now applied to export the fuel overseas. Two gas export terminals are proposed in the Northwest -- one near Coos Bay, Ore. and the other at the Port of Astoria.

Learning With Less: Making Computer Classes More Than A 'Parking Lot'

OPB | Oct. 16, 2012 5:58 a.m.

Rob Manning explores how the state's third largest district is teaching technology skills to 20,000 children without turning computer classes into "parking lots."  

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