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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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