OPB Headlines for Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012

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Portland Home Prices Continue Climb In October

OPB | Dec. 26, 2012 3:54 p.m.

Portland home prices continued to rise in October. They're up 5.2 percent on the year.

Longshoremen Say They'll Keep Working Despite Rejected Contract

OPB | Dec. 26, 2012 3:47 p.m.

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union has decided to show up for work Thursday morning, despite grain terminal owners sticking fast to their last contract offer — which workers rejected.

Ceasefire Oregon Collects Unwanted Firearms

OPB | Dec. 26, 2012 3:30 p.m.

A board member with the Ceasefire Oregon Education Foundation says the group has heard from about a half-dozen people wanting to turn in guns since recent shootings in Oregon and elsewhere.

Oregon Intoxicated Driving Arrests Up Nearly Twofold

OPB | Dec. 26, 2012 3:17 p.m.

Patrols found more Oregonians than last year drinking and driving over the Christmas long weekend.

Recycled Christmas Trees Keep Giving

OPB | Dec. 26, 2012 8:33 a.m.

If you recycle your Christmas tree, you may find that it is the gift that keeps on giving.

Dozens Of Japanese Coastal Species Hitched Ride On Floating Dock

Northwest News Network | Dec. 26, 2012 5:25 a.m.

Marine scientists say dozens of Japanese coastal species hitched a ride across the Pacific Ocean on a floating dock. The likely piece of tsunami debris washed ashore in Olympic National Park last week.

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