OPB Headlines for Friday, Nov. 9, 2012

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McKenna Concedes Wash. Governor’s Race

N3 | Nov. 09, 2012 8:39 p.m.

Former Democratic Congressman Jay Inslee declared victory shortly after Republican Rob McKenna conceded the race.

Portland Study Checks Effects Of Apartment Buildings Without Parking

OPB | Nov. 09, 2012 5:05 p.m.

Proposals for buildings without parking across Portland’s east side have spurred neighborhood opposition. Planners release a study on neighborhoods with buildings that don’t offer parking.

Young Voters Reflect On The Four Years Ahead

OPB | Nov. 09, 2012 4:51 p.m.

Analysts predicted that young voters would not turn out for this election in the same numbers they did in 2008. But by election day, 49 percent of young voters nationwide cast a ballot.

Mayor Adams Proposes Hayden Island Plan

OPB | Nov. 09, 2012 4:27 p.m.

Mayor Sam Adams is proposing that the Port of Portland spend more than $32 million to offset development impacts on West Hayden Island.

GOP Chair Alley Says Party Must Attract Independents

OPB | Nov. 09, 2012 3:42 p.m.

Oregon GOP Chair Allen Alley says his party must try to appeal beyond party lines.

Geothermal Power Plant Now Producing Electricty In Eastern Oregon

OPB | Nov. 09, 2012 3:20 p.m.

Oregon's first utility-scale geothermal power plant is producing electricity in Malheur County.  Boise-based U.S. Geothermal says its Neal Hot Springs Project has been operating round-the-clock for several days now.  

Vote Counting Slows As Wash. Counties Deal With Problem Ballots

N3 | Nov. 09, 2012 2:51 p.m.

At county election offices in Washington state, the ballot counting is getting slower, not faster.

Appeals Court Hears Challenge to Idaho Roadless Rule

OPB | Nov. 09, 2012 2 p.m.

A federal appeals court panel heard a challenge Friday to Idaho’s roadless rule. Environmental groups argued the rule gives the Forest Service too much flexibility to build new roads.

Agencies Pull Together To Help Homeless Vets

OPB | Nov. 09, 2012 11:58 a.m.

Multnomah County is teaming up with other local governments and agencies, trying to help veterans who've been living on the streets for years.

Political Chat: Washington State Brings Drama To Elections

OPB | Nov. 09, 2012 11:14 a.m.

If you like your elections with a lot of drama, Washington state was the place to be this week.

Growing Latino Electorate Reflected In Candidates

N3 | Nov. 09, 2012 7:18 a.m.

Latino names on the ballot is another sign of the growing influence of Hispanics on election day.

NW Utilities Ramping Up Energy Efficiency Message

Boise State Public Radio/Idaho Public Television | Nov. 09, 2012 5:37 a.m.

Northwest power utilities are finding inventive ways to push for energy conservation. The goal behind these social media campaigns and giveaways: tap into conservation as a way to manage customers' future demand for electricity.

Sen. Wyden Poised To Chair Energy, Natural Resources Committee

OPB | Nov. 09, 2012 5 a.m.

Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden is poised to chair the Committee on Energy and Natural resources. He’ll take the gavel from New Mexico Democrat Jeff Bingaman, who is retiring at the end of the year. The position will give Wyden more power to influence the debate over coal and gas exports.

Decision Makers Consider Future Plans For CRC Amid SW Wash. Concerns

OPB | Nov. 09, 2012 midnight

Decision makers are considering future plans for the Columbia River Crossing, now that nine legislators from Southwest Washington have made it clear they have major reservations about the current shape of the project.

Roseburg School Closed While Illness Investigated

OPB | Nov. 09, 2012 midnight

A Roseburg elementary school remained closed through Tuesday of next week due to a mystery illness that hit more than 300 staff members and students.

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