OPB Headlines for Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012

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Northwest Scientists Seek New Ways To Trace Chemical Weapons

N3 | Dec. 06, 2012 7:24 p.m.

RICHLAND, Wash. -- President Barack Obama has been publicly warning Syria’s leaders not to use chemical weapons against ...

Quiet Scenes As Same-Sex Couples Obtain Marriage Licenses

N3 | Dec. 06, 2012 5:30 p.m.

KENNEWICK, Wash. and OLYMPIA, Wash. – On the first day of legal same-sex marriage in Washington, the scene was quiet at ...

Two Die In Shooting At Puyallup Marijuana Grow Operation

OPB | Dec. 06, 2012 4:46 p.m.

The first day of Washington's new marijuana law arrived with violence in at least one city. Pierce County sheriffs are investigating a deadly shooting of two people in Puyallup, Thursday.

Feds Giving Oregon $20 Million For Pre-School Education

OPB | Dec. 06, 2012 4:41 p.m.

Oregon learned Thursday it’s getting more than $20 million from the federal government to improve pre-school education.

'Get Me To The Church On Time' Gay Couples Line Up For Marriage Licenses

OPB | Dec. 06, 2012 3:25 p.m.

Thursday, for the first time, same-sex couples in Washington have the right to file for marriage licenses. Referendum 74 failed in Clark County, but passed statewide.

Portland Filmmaker In Contact With Software Pioneer John McAfee

OPB | Dec. 06, 2012 3:14 p.m.

A filmmaker from Portland is helping to convey communications from the anti-virus software pioneer, John McAfee.

Bend's Epic Air Closing In On Deal To Buy Former Cessna Building

OPB | Dec. 06, 2012 2:38 p.m.

Epic Aviation is reportedly in the final stages of negotiation to purchase the former Cessna Aircraft building at the Bend Municipal Airport.  It’s the latest sign that after suffering a number of turbulent years, the Bend kit airplane manufacturer is once again on the rise.

Portland Police: Pot Smoking Over Border Legal, But Plan Trip Home

OPB | Dec. 06, 2012 1:16 p.m.

Possession of up to an ounce of marijuana is now legal for adults in Washington state.

Wash. Liquor Board Has One Year To Catch Up To Pot Legalization

N3 | Dec. 06, 2012 10:53 a.m.

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Pot becomes legal in Washington on Thursday. But state officials have not even begun to write the ...

Dozens Of Same-Sex Couples Get Licenses In Clark County

OPB | Dec. 06, 2012 9:46 a.m.

Clark County's officials say 30 gay and lesbian couples lined up to get marriage licenses Thursday morning in Vancouver.

New Federal Plan On Hanford Tank Farms Coming Soon

N3 | Dec. 06, 2012 7:24 a.m.

RICHLAND, Wash. – The federal government plans to release a major document early next week that could guide a couple of ...

Vancouver Wedding Services Hope For Surge In Business

OPB | Dec. 06, 2012 6 a.m.

Some Vancouver businesses are optimistic about the economic impact same-sex weddings will bring.

Morning Wrap: Thousands Hop On Tribal Bus; Better Skiing Ahead

OPB | Dec. 06, 2012 midnight

In the news today: Free tribal busses are standing room only in Umatilla County, improvements are coming to Mt. Ashland skiing, and medieval desserts raise money in Astoria.

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