OPB Headlines for Friday, Nov. 30, 2012

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Governor Kitzhaber Puts Forward Budget Proposal

OPB | Nov. 30, 2012 10:58 p.m.

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber outlined his two-year budget proposal Friday. About half of the $16.5 billion is earmarked for public education. The rest is divided up among public safety, health care, and other state services.

More Meters Coming To Solve NW Portland Parking Problems

OPB | Nov. 30, 2012 10:48 p.m.

It would be more expensive to park ­ but possibly easier to find a parking place ­ under a plan for Northwest Portland rolled out Friday at City Hall.

Battery Powered Electric Buses Hit Streets In Northwest

N3 | Nov. 30, 2012 4:47 p.m.

In the last couple years, you've seen mass-produced, 100 percent electric cars take to the streets in the Northwest. In ...

Washington State Wants Liquor Retailers To Track, Report Thefts

N3 | Nov. 30, 2012 4:09 p.m.

OLYMPIA, Wash. - The privatization of liquor sales in Washington this year is having an unintended side effect: increasing ...

What's In The Ore. Governor's Budget Plan: The Environment Edition

OPB | Nov. 30, 2012 4 p.m.

Gov. John Kitzhaber's budget proposal highlights his "Healthy Environments" priorities: increasing the timber supply for mills, improving the way pesticides are kept out of water ways, and better meeting irrigators' need for water without shorting fish and wildlife.

Costly Metal Thefts Prompt Push For Statewide Seller Blacklist

N3 | Nov. 30, 2012 3:39 p.m.

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Stricter recordkeeping requirements for scrap metal dealers and sellers have not stopped trafficking in ...

Long Sought Eco-Sabotage Suspect Surrenders

N3 | Nov. 30, 2012 3:21 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 ...

Battery Powered Electric Buses Hit Streets In Northwest

Northwest News Network | Nov. 30, 2012 2:58 p.m.

In the last couple years, you've seen mass-produced, 100 percent electric cars take to the streets in the Northwest. In the same vein, now come the first battery powered buses. And we're not talking about trolley buses that get juice from overhead wires.

Kitzhaber's Budget Puts Pressure On Lawmakers

N3 | Nov. 30, 2012 2:44 p.m.

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber firmly put the ball in the court of Oregon lawmakers when he released his ...

Bike Gallery Owner Retires, Sells Business

OPB | Nov. 30, 2012 1:16 p.m.

A business owner key to the growth of Portland's bike community is retiring. Bike Gallery founder Jay Graves is selling his business to a California colleague and one of his own long-time employees.

Century-Old Ranger Station Closes In Central Oregon

OPB | Nov. 30, 2012 1:14 p.m.

Friday is the last day visitors to the Ochoco National Forest will be able to pick up a map at the Rager Ranger Station.   That remote outpost is being shuttered more than 100 years after its establishment.

Kitzhaber Proposes 'Education Investment' Spending Plan

N3 | Nov. 30, 2012 1:07 p.m.

SALEM, Ore. - ...

Oregon Zoo Euthanizes Elderly Chimp 'Coco'

OPB | Nov. 30, 2012 1:05 p.m.

On the same day they announced the birth of a new elephant, officials at the Oregon Zoo said an elderly chimpanzee was euthanized.

Washington Representative Picked For House Appropriations

OPB | Nov. 30, 2012 12:27 p.m.

Southwest Washington Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler has been picked to serve on the powerful House Appropriations Committee, starting next term.

TriMet And Drivers' Union Talking About Talks

OPB | Nov. 30, 2012 11:29 a.m.

Contract talks between TriMet and its drivers’ union were scheduled to begin  Friday. But a dispute about the talks is getting in the way.

Failed Compound Illustrates Disarray In White Supremacy Movement

N3 | Nov. 30, 2012 8:04 a.m.

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho - There’s a new effort to build a white supremacist compound in the ...

LIDAR Reveals Subtle Ripples in the Forest Near Crater Lake

OPB | Nov. 30, 2012 1 a.m.

Using LIDAR, geologists have created a remarkably detailed new map of Crater Lake National Park that reveals gentle ripples in the ground left by the eruption that formed the caldera 7,700 years ago.

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