OPB Headlines for Friday, Nov. 16, 2012

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Oregonians Scoop Up Twinkies As Hostess Ends Era

OPB | Nov. 16, 2012 9:57 p.m.

The Hostess store in Northeast Portland, sold out of Twinkies first thing Friday morning.

Phone Companies Say Reception For Regulator Unrelated To Proposed Fee

Northwest News Network | Nov. 16, 2012 5:03 p.m.

Rural telephone companies in Washington want to add one more: a state Universal Service Fee.

One Year After Death Penalty Moratorium, Little Has Happened

Northwest News Network | Nov. 16, 2012 4:45 p.m.

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber hoped his action would spur state lawmakers to a conversation about the death penalty.

Port Orford: A Natural Harbor Endangered By A Buildup Of Sand

OPB | Nov. 16, 2012 3:44 p.m.

Port Orford is the oldest town on Oregon's coast. Fishing is big business in the town. But the harbor has a jetty, causing it to fill with sand.

Study Finds Oregonians Shun Antibiotics

OPB | Nov. 16, 2012 3:36 p.m.

A study has found that the use of antibiotics in Oregon is the second lowest in the nation.

Foreclosure Protesters Gather At Portland's City Hall

OPB | Nov. 16, 2012 3:33 p.m.

Friday a group of protesters met in front of Portland City Hall. The demonstrators say they want banks and elected officials to take accountability for the foreclosure crisis.

Political Chat: Out Of The Campaign And Into The Chaos

OPB | Nov. 16, 2012 11:30 a.m.

Political junkies know that the weeks just following an election often feel remarkably similar to a hangover after weeks, if not months, of serious drinking.

Boy Scout Files: The Story Of One 'Ineligible Volunteer'

OPB | Nov. 16, 2012 8:52 a.m.

More than 1200 files that Boy Scouts kept on people the group suspected of child abuse were released October 18th under court order. Kristian Foden-Vencil reviews the history contained in one file, involving a scoutmaster from Corvallis.

20 Tons Of Contaminated Soil Removed From SW Portland Home

OPB | Nov. 16, 2012 6:42 a.m.

A cleanup project at a home in southwest Portland is removing 20 tons of contaminated soil left behind by a lead smelter that was demolished in 1975.

Portland Considers Raising Tax On Landline Phones

OPB | Nov. 16, 2012 6:32 a.m.

The City of Portland held a hearing Thursday on a plan to increase taxes on landline telephones.

Portland Expands Plastic Bag Ban

OPB | Nov. 16, 2012 6:22 a.m.

The City of Portland decided Thursday to expand its ban on plastic bags to include restaurants and other retailers.

Scientists At Central Oregon Geothermal Site Record Dozens Of 'Mini-Earthquakes'

OPB | Nov. 16, 2012 6:17 a.m.

Scientists with Newberry Geothermal say they've recorded a few dozen mini-earthquakes over the last month at their project in Central Oregon.

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