OPB Headlines for Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012

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Kitzhaber's Budget Relies On Cost-Cutting Measures

N3 | Nov. 29, 2012 8:01 p.m.

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber's proposed budget relies on cost-cutting measures to public pensions, health ...

Clackamas Woman Indicted For Voter Fraud

OPB | Nov. 29, 2012 8 p.m.

A grand jury has indicted a Clackamas County woman, for alleged ballot tampering.

CDC Pushing Hepatitis C Tests For Baby Boomers

OPB | Nov. 29, 2012 7:45 p.m.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending that every baby boomer in the nation be tested for Hepatitis C.

Study: Energy Department Has More Work To Do On Safety Culture

N3 | Nov. 29, 2012 5:46 p.m.

RICHLAND, Wash. – The U.S. Department of Energy still has work to do to improve its own safety culture. That’s the upshot ...

Longshore Union Given More Time To Mull Offer

OPB | Nov. 29, 2012 5:28 p.m.

The Pacific Northwest Grain Handlers have given the union representing dock workers at six terminals more time to mull their latest offer

Inmate Robs Bank One Hour After Jail Release

OPB | Nov. 29, 2012 5:24 p.m.

The Lane County Sheriff's office reports that an inmate who was released from jail Thursday morning was arrested for bank robbery less than an hour later.

In Wake Of Tragedies, Wash. Lawmakers Will Examine Guns And Kids

N3 | Nov. 29, 2012 4:22 p.m.

OLYMPIA, Wash. – A rash of accidental shootings involving kids and unsecured guns has some Washington lawmakers ...

Budget Chair: Total Shortfall = $2.76B

N3 | Nov. 29, 2012 2:42 p.m.

Governor-elect Jay Inslee and Washington lawmakers face a nearly $3B conundrum in the next two-year budget. That's the ...

Grand Jury Indicts Clackamas Co. Worker For Alleged Ballot Tampering

OPB | Nov. 29, 2012 2:04 p.m.

A grand jury has indicted a Clackamas County woman, for alleged ballot tampering.

Long Sought Eco-sabotage Suspect Turns Herself In

Northwest News Network | Nov. 29, 2012 1:20 p.m.

A decade on the lam has ended for a suspect in a string of eco-sabotage attacks across the American West. The alleged Earth Liberation Front fugitive turned herself in at the Canadian border Thursday.

Oregon Zoo Officials Keeping Watchful Eye On Rose-Tu

OPB | Nov. 29, 2012 12:50 p.m.

Portland’s most-watched elephant Rose-Tu may give birth in the next few days, Oregon Zoo officials say.

Adams Opens New Electric Car Charging Stations In Downtown Portland

OPB | Nov. 29, 2012 12:46 p.m.

Portland Mayor Sam Adams unveiled new electric vehicle charging stations Thursday in downtown Portland. He hopes the move will encourage more people to get out and shop.

Grand Jury Indicts Clackamas County Elections Worker

OPB | Nov. 29, 2012 9:27 a.m.

A grand jury returned an indictment Thursday against Clackamas County elections worker, Deanna Swenson. That's according to the Oregon Attorney General's office.

Washington Leads Nation As Net Importer Of Out-Of-State Parolees

N3 | Nov. 29, 2012 7:51 a.m.

OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend 2009. Maurice Clemmons, an Arkansas felon living in Washington, walks ...

Eugene Runner Hit By Overpass Rock Out Of Hospital

OPB | Nov. 29, 2012 6:45 a.m.

One of two University of Oregon distance runners injured when a large rock was dropped onto their car from an Interstate 5 overpass has been released from a Eugene-area hospital.

Oregon Ballet Theatre's Stowell To Leave At End Of Year

OPB | Nov. 29, 2012 6:07 a.m.

The artistic director of the Oregon Ballet Theatre, Christopher Stowell, has submitted his resignation. He says he'll leave at the end of the year.

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