OPB Headlines for Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012

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Portland Police Close Downtown Streets After Bank Robbery

OPB | Nov. 08, 2012 7:41 p.m.

Portland Police closed downtown streets late Thursday after a bank robbery at a Wells Fargo branch. A suspect was later arrested.

Bend Parks Measure Would Blaze A Trail From Tumalo To Sunriver

OPB | Nov. 08, 2012 4:53 p.m.

Voters in Bend appear to have passed a nearly $30 million bond measure for city parks. The measure will help the city's Park District complete a number of ambitious projects, including the expansion of a popular trail that runs along the Deschutes River.

Oregon Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Look To Washington For Inspiration

N3 | Nov. 08, 2012 4:36 p.m.

Gay rights groups are hoping Oregon will be the next state to legalize same-sex marriage at the ballot.

McKenna Has Time, But Not Statistics On His Side In Wash. Governor’s Race

N3 | Nov. 08, 2012 4:18 p.m.

To overtake Jay Inslee, Rob McKenna would need to gain a significant advantage among voters who waited to cast their ballots.

Ballot Counting Continues As Wash. Governor’s Race Remains Undecided

N3 | Nov. 08, 2012 4:10 p.m.

Washington’s race for governor still hasn’t been called and hundreds of thousands of ballots remain uncounted.

New Science Teams To Tackle Hanford Plant's Vexing Challenges

N3 | Nov. 08, 2012 3:56 p.m.

Energy Secretary Steven Chu is bolstering the scientific brain power at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation’s waste treatment ...

Same-Sex Marriage Opponents Concede Referendum Loss

N3 | Nov. 08, 2012 3:43 p.m.

Referendum 74's passage upholds the state legislature's law allowing gay marriage in Washington.

Oregon Higher Ed Enrollment On The Rise

N3 | Nov. 08, 2012 3:14 p.m.

The Oregon University System says that more than 101,000 people are taking classes.

Spirit Airlines Begins New PDX Service To San Diego, Los Cabos

OPB | Nov. 08, 2012 1:56 p.m.

The Port of Portland is excited about new flights from PDX to Los Cabos, Mexico and San Diego offered by Spirit Airlines.

Eckman Won't Fill Remainder Of Term On Bend Council

OPB | Nov. 08, 2012 1:50 p.m.

A long-time Bend City Councilor ousted in this week's election says she won't fill out the remainder of her term.

Portland Auditor: Signatures Validated For May 2014 Fluoride Vote

OPB | Nov. 08, 2012 1:10 p.m.

Portland's City Auditor LaVonne Griffin-Valade says voters will decide in a May of 2014 election whether Portland should fluoridate the water supply.

Learning With Less: Beaverton Teachers Weather 'Domino Effect'

OPB | Nov. 08, 2012 6:46 a.m.

After the Beaverton school district cut $37 million from the budget this year, officials triggered a massive domino effect when 365 teachers were moved.

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