OPB Headlines for Monday, Jan. 7, 2013

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Ducks Happy Kelly Decides To Stay

OPB | Jan. 07, 2013 4:45 p.m.

University of Oregon Head Football Coach Chip Kelly will remain in Eugene for the 2013 season.  U of O Athletic Director Rob Mullens announced Kelly's decision Monday.

Penny For Your Thoughts: Rep. Walden Tries To Stop Trillion Dollar Coins

OPB | Jan. 07, 2013 4:37 p.m.

Oregon Republican Greg Walden stepped into the national debt debate Monday, saying he'll introduce a bill to stop the U.S. Treasury from minting trillion dollar coins.

Central Oregon's Tourism Industry Closes Out 2012 With Bang

OPB | Jan. 07, 2013 2:18 p.m.

A recent survey suggests more holiday travelers visited Central Oregon at the end of 2012 compared to the year before.  

New Era Begins In Clackamas County

OPB | Jan. 07, 2013 2:11 p.m.

Monday ushers in a new regime in Clackamas County government. 

OSU Professor Explores Death Penalty Through 'Last Supper' Plates

OPB | Jan. 07, 2013 1:28 p.m.

An Associate Professor of Art at Oregon State University has spent 13 years creating hundreds of plates that illustrate the final meals of death row inmates.

Portland Parking Ticket Fines Jump Next Month

OPB | Jan. 07, 2013 12:24 p.m.

Some parking tickets in Portland will get more painful next month. Portland’s Bureau of Transportation announced Monday that it’s jacking up fines as much as thirty percent for seven violations.

OSU Researchers: College PE Programs Dropping As Obesity Climbs

OPB | Jan. 07, 2013 12:09 p.m.

Researchers at Oregon State University say physical education requirements at four-year universities have dropped precipitously. This at a time when almost 36 percent of Americans are obese.

Tsunami Debris Dock Decontaminated; Removal Poses Next Challenge

N3 | Jan. 07, 2013 9:01 a.m.

State and federal biologists say they are confident they have minimized the invasive species threat posed by a derelict ...

Fishery Managers: Dungeness Crab May Be In 'Down Cycle'

OPB | Jan. 07, 2013 8:23 a.m.

Fishery managers say the Dungeness crab population may be in a down cycle.

Oregon Supreme Court To Consider 'MERS' Mortgage System

OPB | Jan. 07, 2013 8:11 a.m.

The Oregon Supreme Court is expected to hear two cases this week involving the mortgage industry's Mortgage Electronic Registration System, also known MERS.

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