OPB Headlines for Tuesday, Dec. 04, 2012

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Clackamas County Elections Worker Pleads Not Guilty

OPB | Dec. 04, 2012 8:01 p.m.

Former Clackamas County elections worker Deanna Swenson pleaded not guilty to ballot-tampering charges in a Clackamas County courtroom Tuesday.

Labor Rules Put Oregon Blueberries In A Jam

OPB | Dec. 04, 2012 7:56 p.m.

Members of Oregon's Congressional Delegation are still waiting for the U.S. Labor Department to clarify the policies that led it to seize some shipments of Oregon blueberries this summer.

Alaska Murder Suspect Commits Suicide, Confessed To Other Crimes

NW_News | Dec. 04, 2012 4:39 p.m.

Investigators in Alaska are looking into whether a confessed killer has connections to other murders.

Liquor Sales Up Over Last Year In Washington

N3 | Dec. 04, 2012 3:40 p.m.

There’s new data on the affect on liquor privatization in Washington. According to new numbers released Tuesday that ...

Decision On Convention Center Hotel Put Off Until Spring

OPB | Dec. 04, 2012 3:24 p.m.

The decision on how to fund construction of a hotel near the Oregon Convention Center will wait until next spring, but private talks may continue.

Sexual Abuse Suit Filed In Corvallis Scout Master Case

OPB | Dec. 04, 2012 3:02 p.m.

Lawyers filed suit against the Boy Scouts of America and the First United Methodist Church of Oregon in Corvallis Tuesday.

Oregon Zoo Confirms Company Owns Elephant Calf

OPB | Dec. 04, 2012 10:45 a.m.

Oregon Zoo director Kim Smith says there are no immediate plans to move a newborn elephant calf away from the herd. But zoo officials also confirmed a Seattle Times report that the zoo does not own the animal.

Oregon State's Mike Riley Pac-12 Coach Of The Year

OPB | Dec. 04, 2012 10:07 a.m.

The American Football Coaches Association has named Oregon State’s Mike Riley, the Pac-12 coach of the year.

Non-Profit Plans Bioscience Complex In Portland's South Waterfront

OPB | Dec. 04, 2012 10:04 a.m.

An Oregon research center has announced plans to open a new bioscience complex in Portland's South Waterfront District.

Hungry Kids Could Get Help Under Proposed Changes To Portland Fund

OPB | Dec. 04, 2012 10 a.m.

Hungry children could get some help under proposed changes to a fund for Portland kids.

Zoo Plans Press Conference Following Report On New Elephant Calf

OPB | Dec. 04, 2012 6:25 a.m.

The Oregon Zoo has scheduled an early morning press conference following a newspaper report about the ownership of its one-week old baby elephant.

Beaverton Schools Push Reforms With Reduced Funds

OPB | Dec. 04, 2012 5 a.m.

Despite dozens of layoffs and a $37 million budget gap this school year, the Beaverton School District is still pushing ahead with academic reforms.

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