OPB Headlines for Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012

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Final Signatures Make Way For Washington Same-Sex Marriage Law

N3 | Dec. 05, 2012 8:09 p.m.

6 Things You Should Know About The Economics of Natural Gas Exports

OPB | Dec. 05, 2012 6:22 p.m.

The Department of Energy released a study Wednesday that finds exporting natural gas would have a net benefit the U.S. economy, causing losses in labor and investment income but creating larger increases in income for natural gas producers, shareholders, and property owners.

Deschutes DA Says Bend Officer's Use Of Force Was Lawful

OPB | Dec. 05, 2012 6:10 p.m.

The District Attorney in Deschutes County has cleared a Bend police officer in the death of a 62-year-old emergency room patient this summer.

Curbside Composting Program Reducing Garbage

OPB | Dec. 05, 2012 5:34 p.m.

Portland's Bureau of Planning and Sustainability has new numbers, detailing the first year of the city's curbside composting service.

Northwest Agriculture Industry Participates In National Immigration Forum

N3 | Dec. 05, 2012 4:40 p.m.

Northwest agriculture advocates are more optimistic Congress will take up the issue of immigration after a forum this ...

Child Poverty Rates Persist In Oregon and Nationwide

OPB | Dec. 05, 2012 4:19 p.m.

By the end of the year, 25,000 Oregon children will be living with a parent who’s been unemployed for six months or longer, according to a new study.

Mother, Son Reflect On How Ballot Measure Affects His Planned Wedding

N3 | Dec. 05, 2012 2:56 p.m.

Many same-sex couples in Washington were planning to get married whether or not the state sanctioned their union. That ...

Report: Fewer Employers Offering Health Insurance

OPB | Dec. 05, 2012 2:26 p.m.

The number of employers who offer health insurance coverage has been dropping for 11 years -- according to a new report out of the Economic Policy Institute.

Two Brides Planned Wedding As Voters Legalize Their Union

N3 | Dec. 05, 2012 2:06 p.m.

RICHLAND, Wash. – This week, many same-sex couples in Washington will line up to get marriage licenses beginning Thursday ...

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