OPB Headlines for Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012

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Portland Area Shelters Reach Milestone

OPB | Dec. 13, 2012 6:41 p.m.

A coalition of Portland-area animal shelters says it's reached a milestone. No healthy dogs or cats have been euthanized in the past two years.

Meth Cleanup Laws Leave Many Properties Unchecked

OPB | Dec. 13, 2012 6 p.m.

Though Oregon has laws in place to decontaminate properties that were former meth labs, the statutes only address drug manufacturing sites -- not properties where methamphetamine was used.

Portland Has Less Money For The Sellwood Bridge

OPB | Dec. 13, 2012 4:30 p.m.

Property tax limits mean the City of Portland has less money to spend on things like the Sellwood Bridge.

Oregon Governor Pushes Corrections Cost-Cutting

N3 | Dec. 13, 2012 4 p.m.

SALEM, Ore. – Governor John Kitzhaber says Oregon can save millions of dollars a year by changing the way the state ...

Portland Audit: Urban Renewal Areas Paying Dividends

OPB | Dec. 13, 2012 3:08 p.m.

A new audit suggests Portland's Urban Renewal Areas weathered the recession a bit better than other parts of the city.

Students, Firefighters Advocate For CPR As Graduation Requirement

N3 | Dec. 13, 2012 2:58 p.m.

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon high school students would be required to learn CPR to get a diploma, under a bill being considered ...

Nike Proposal Cheered, Jeered At First Hearing

N3 | Dec. 13, 2012 2:48 p.m.

SALEM, Ore. – The proposal to give Nike certainty on the way its Oregon income taxes are calculated is winning both ...

Women's Soccer Team To Be Named 'Portland Thorns'

OPB | Dec. 13, 2012 12:41 p.m.

Portland’s women's soccer team will be called the Portland Thorns FC, for Football Club, when it debuts next spring.

New Parking Limits Coming To NW Portland

OPB | Dec. 13, 2012 11:30 a.m.

New parking rules are coming to Northwest Portland, starting with annual permits for residents and employees in the area.

Former OSU Professor Steps Down As Head Of NOAA

OPB | Dec. 13, 2012 10:55 a.m.

A former Oregon State University professor is stepping down from a top post in the Obama administration. Jane Lubchenco is leaving NOAA.

Oregon Senators Gain Key Committee Assignments

OPB | Dec. 13, 2012 10:03 a.m.

Both of Oregon Senators -- Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden -- will take on key committee positions in the next Congress. 

Clackamas Mall Remains Closed, MAX Route Affected

OPB | Dec. 13, 2012 7:58 a.m.

The Clackamas Town Center Mall remains closed Thursday after Tuesday's shooting.

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