OPB Headlines for Monday, Nov. 19, 2012

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Will 'Christmas Creep' Gobble Up Thanksgiving?

OPB | Nov. 19, 2012 8 p.m.

Thanksgiving has competition -- Christmas Creep. That's the growing trend for stores to get the jump on Christmas sales by putting out the tinsel and offering deals, on or even before Turkey Day.

Forecast For High Risk Of Landslides Coming True

Northwest News Network | Nov. 19, 2012 5:16 p.m.

All of western Oregon and Washington's Pacific and Clark counties are on alert for increased potential of landslides.

High Winds, Heavy Rain Pummel The Northwest

Northwest News Network | Nov. 19, 2012 5:06 p.m.

High winds and heavy rain are pummeling the Northwest and downed trees and floodwaters have closed countless roads.

Portland Remembers 'Working Kirk Reeves'

OPB | Nov. 19, 2012 4:24 p.m.

More than 200 people gathered under the Hawthorne Bridge Sunday to celebrate the life of "Working Kirk Reeves."

Heavy Rain Sets Off Landslides Around Region

Northwest News Network | Nov. 19, 2012 4:11 p.m.

Heavy rains and high winds are making it hard to get around parts of western Washington and northwest Oregon.

Crook County Unemployment Rate Drops

OPB | Nov. 19, 2012 3:39 p.m.

For the first time in 4 years, Crook County no longer tops the list of Oregon counties with the highest monthly unemployment rates. 

Northwest's Second Geothermal Power Plant Enters Service

Northwest News Network | Nov. 19, 2012 2:48 p.m.

The Northwest's second geothermal power plant has entered service at Neal Hot Springs, near the small town of Vale in ...

Hunter Killed, Roads Hazardous As Storm Lashes Ore. Coast

OPB | Nov. 19, 2012 2:15 p.m.

Drivers are being asked to hold off on any trips from Portland and the Willamette Valley to the coast. Road conditions are extremely hazardous and several major roads can't be used.

Union Pacific Replaces Track In $2M Portland Project

OPB | Nov. 19, 2012 1:14 p.m.

Union Pacific has 100 people working around the clock this week in North Portland. They're replacing about a mile of track inside a tunnel to Swan Island.

3.2 Earthquake Recorded In Portland Area

OPB | Nov. 19, 2012 9:45 a.m.

A minor earthquake with a 3.2 magnitude was recorded at 6:15 a.m. Monday in the Portland area.

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