OPB Headlines for Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012

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PPS Announces Possible Scenarios For North Portland Schools

OPB | Nov. 28, 2012 10:06 p.m.

North Portland parents, teachers, and students who saw two schools close last spring got an idea Wednesday of how Portland Public might handle enrollment inequities in their area.

Grain Terminal Labor Dispute Could Disrupt NW Farmers

N3 | Nov. 28, 2012 7:13 p.m.

Q&A: Grain Shippers, Union Working On Agreement

OPB | Nov. 28, 2012 5:52 p.m.

Talks between some Northwest grain shippers and a handful of longshore unions have paused. The two sides are trying to work through contract talks that have the potential to bottle up grain exports to Asia.

Trees, Choirs And Politicians: Holidays At The Oregon Capitol

N3 | Nov. 28, 2012 4:52 p.m.

Imagine, for a moment, that you're a stately Noble fir, ensconced among your peers amidst a lovely forest on the Oregon ...

Portland Winterhawks Penalized For Player Benefits

OPB | Nov. 28, 2012 4:38 p.m.

The Western Hockey League handed down stiff penalties against the Portland Winterhawks Wednesday for improper benefits the team gave players and their families.

Murray Urges More Republicans To Break Anti-Tax Pledge

N3 | Nov. 28, 2012 4:05 p.m.

U.S. Senator Patty Murray is encouraging Republican members of Congress to break campaign pledges to vote against any tax ...

ODOT: Alcohol A Factor In Increase In Pedestrian Deaths

OPB | Nov. 28, 2012 3:21 p.m.

The Oregon Department of Transportation has recorded 55 pedestrian deaths so far this year. That exceeds last year's total of 47 pedestrian fatalities. ODOT wants to work with drivers and pedestrians to make the roads safer.

Some Telephone Bills May Go Up After Portland Vote

OPB | Nov. 28, 2012 2:13 p.m.

Telephone bills for some Portlanders will go up, following a unanimous vote at Portland's city council Wednesday.

OBT Director Resigns, Says Board Is Adopting A 'New Business Model'

OPB | Nov. 28, 2012 12:56 p.m.

The artistic director of the Oregon Ballet Theatre is leaving his post at the end of the year. 

Documents: Contractor KBR Wants Government To Pay $85M

OPB | Nov. 28, 2012 6:55 a.m.

Court documents indicate the military contractor KBR is trying to compel the federal government to pay the $85 million dollars in damages that a jury awarded to a group of Oregon soldiers.

New Owl Habitat Affects More Oregon Forests Than Neighbors

OPB | Nov. 28, 2012 6:37 a.m.

The new map of protected habitat for the Northern Spotted Owl affects far more state forestland in Oregon than in Washington or California.

Planning Commission Rejects Expedited Hayden Island Plan

OPB | Nov. 28, 2012 12:27 a.m.

Portland's planning commission tonight denied quick passage for one of the last major items on Mayor Sam Adams' to do list in the final weeks of his term.

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