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. 

Not Easy To Find Room For Ocean Energy

Northwest News Network | Dec. 13, 2012 9:47 a.m.

It goes without saying that the Pacific Ocean is vast. So it may come as a surprise to hear the sea described as "crowded." Perhaps even too crowded to make room for the nascent industry of wave and tidal energy.

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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