OPB Headlines for Monday, Nov. 26, 2012

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Northwest Tribes Begin To Try Reservation Crime Cases Under Tougher Laws

Northwest News Network | Nov. 26, 2012 5:27 p.m.

A tribal court on the Umatilla Indian Reservation is one of the first to hand-down a long prison term under new tougher ...

Management Change For Hanford Treatment Plant

Northwest News Network | Nov. 26, 2012 4:38 p.m.

A watchdog group is concerned with what it calls a “revolving door” for top managers at Hanford.

Web Cams: Not Just For Traffic Anymore

OPB | Nov. 26, 2012 4:28 p.m.

Fire crews in Central Oregon could have a new tool at their disposal for next year's fire season.  The Oregon Department of Forestry is planning a network of fire spotting webcams for the region. 

Cave Junction Council To Pick Winner After 5-Way Tie Vote

OPB | Nov. 26, 2012 2:41 p.m.

There is a five-way tie for a seat on the Cave Junction City Council. Each of the five received three votes. Cave Junction City Recorder Ryan Nolan says the five-way tie doesn’t matter because there's no runner-up.

Commentary: Alzheimer's And Family Over The Holidays

OPB | Nov. 26, 2012 2:15 p.m.

The holiday season offers a chance for families to visit and share memories. But when a relative has Alzheimer's, visits can be painful, as OPB commentator Bob Balmer explains.

Wash. Schools Outpace Ore. In Quest For Federal Funds

OPB | Nov. 26, 2012 2:04 p.m.

Washington school districts are doing a lot better than Oregon in the latest federal competition for education money. Federal officials on Monday announced 61 finalists from across the country.

Precision Castparts Announces Another Acquisition

OPB | Nov. 26, 2012 12:03 p.m.

Just days after announcing plans buy a Texas titanium company for almost $3 billion, Portland's Precision Castparts has announced another acquisition.

Police Investigate PSU Sexual Assault Report

OPB | Nov. 26, 2012 11:08 a.m.

Police are investigating a reported sexual assault of a Portland State University student on the edge of campus.

Powell's Enters the E-Reader War for Christmas Sales

OPB | Nov. 26, 2012 midnight

Powell's Book in Portland recently ventured into selling its own brand of e-reader, a year after layoffs blaimed on the digital book industry.

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