OPB Headlines for Tuesday, Jan. 01, 2013

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Oregon School Officials Emphasize Safety As Students Return

OPB | Jan. 01, 2013 4:44 p.m.

School leaders are sending out messages about safety, as many schools re-open for the first time since the school shootings in Connecticut.

New Year Drunk Driving Arrests Up Over A Year Ago

OPB | Jan. 01, 2013 4:38 p.m.

Oregon police officers took dozens of drunk drivers off of Oregon roads New Year’s Eve. Police spokesman Gregg Hastings says there were 39 driving under the influence arrests between midnight and 6 A.M.

Authorities Identify Victim In I-84 Fatal Bus Crash

OPB | Jan. 01, 2013 4:30 p.m.

Authorities have identified one of the victims of the fatal bus crash on Interstate 84 over the weekend. But the process of making positive ID's is tough in this case.

Oregon's Senators Vote For 'Fiscal Cliff' Bill

OPB | Jan. 01, 2013 3:51 p.m.

Oregon's Democratic Senators voted in favor of the so-called "fiscal cliff" deal that has gone to the U.S. House.

Barbed Hooks Now Banned On Many Ore. Rivers

OPB | Jan. 01, 2013 12:15 p.m.

New salmon restoration rules mean Northwest anglers must now stop using barbed hooks to catch salmon, steelhead and trout on the Columbia River.

Minimum Wage To Rise In Ore., Wash. On Jan. 1

OPB | Jan. 01, 2013 11:45 a.m.

Minimum wage-earners in Oregon and Washington will get a 15-cent-an-hour raise on Jan. 1.

Revisiting Oregon's Top Music Releases Of 2012

OPB | Jan. 01, 2013 2:45 a.m.

Jeremy Peterson with OPB Music joined Geoff Norcross in studio to talk about the best releases of 2012.

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