OPB Headlines for Monday, Dec. 31, 2012

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2012's Top Ten Charitable Gifts, Pacific Northwest Has Its Share

OPB | Dec. 31, 2012 9:57 p.m.

Three of the country’s 10 biggest charitable gifts in 2012 came from donors in the Northwest.

Officials Release New Details About I-84 Bus Crash

OPB | Dec. 31, 2012 4:53 p.m.

Law enforcement officials Monday released new details about the crash of a charter bus that killed 9 people east of Pendleton.

Northwest Farmers Look To Congress To Prevent 'Dairy Cliff'

N3 | Dec. 31, 2012 3:34 p.m.

It’s not just the so-called "fiscal cliff" that Congress is trying to resolve Monday. A tentative agreement on what’s ...

Hardy Souls Take The Plunge To Ring In 2013

N3 | Dec. 31, 2012 3:11 p.m.

For thousands of people around the Northwest, the way to start the New Year off right is with a dip in frigid ...

New Years' Revelers Should Drive With Caution

OPB | Dec. 31, 2012 2:57 p.m.

If you're heading out in Portland to celebrate the New Year, drive with caution. 

Korean Consulate Sends Staffer To Help In Pendleton

OPB | Dec. 31, 2012 1:53 p.m.

The South Korean Consulate in Seattle sent staffers to Pendleton to meet with survivors of Sunday's deadly charter bus accident.

Portland Opened Shelters For Sunday's Cold Snap

OPB | Dec. 31, 2012 12:26 p.m.

Low temperatures and freezing precipitation in the city of Portland triggered the availability of additional emergency shelter beds Sunday night.

Q&A: Investigation Continues Into Deadly I-84 Bus Crash

OPB | Dec. 31, 2012 7:49 a.m.

Emergency responders are trying to determine what happened on a stretch of I-84 near Pendleton Sunday morning.

Small-Town Theaters Grapple With Digital Film Conversion

OPB | Dec. 31, 2012 6 a.m.

Oregon's independent theaters are facing a huge capital expenditure as film studios phase out 35-millimeter prints in favor of a digital format.

New Rules Require Out-Of-State Firewood Treatment

OPB | Dec. 31, 2012 6 a.m.

New rules designed to keep invasive pests and diseases out of Oregon forests go into effect Tuesday.

Klamath Basin Farmers and Tribes Extend Water Deal For Two More Years

OPB | Dec. 31, 2012 2 a.m.

Farmers and tribes have voted to extend a restoration deal that could lead to the removal of four dams on the Klamath River. The deal was set to expire today.

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