OPB Headlines for Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012

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As Oregon Democrats Celebrate, Republicans Discouraged

OPB | Nov. 06, 2012 11:54 p.m.

Oregonians who voted for President Obama's re-election were celebrating last night. However, the night was discouraging for Oregonians who voted for Republican Mitt Romney.

Oregon House Control Likely to Return to Democrats

N3 | Nov. 06, 2012 11:39 p.m.

Democrats are optimistic they have won the majority in the Oregon House. The chamber has been evenly divided for the last ...

Hales Outlines Goals As Mayor, Smith Concedes

OPB | Nov. 06, 2012 11:32 p.m.

Portland's roller coaster mayoral race has ended with a landslide victory for former city commissioner Charlie Hales.  

Oregon Vineyard Fertilizes With Help From the Hippo Next Door

OPB | Nov. 06, 2012 11 p.m.

Abacela, a winery and vineyard in Southern Oregon, prides itself on sustainability. The winery uses geothermal energy, buys carbon credits to offsets its emissions, and produces certified [Salmon-Safe](http://www.salmonsafe.org/ "") wine. And Abacela has found an unconventional source of organic fertilizer for its vines.

Hales Delivers Victory Speech As Portland's Next Mayor

OPB | Nov. 06, 2012 10:31 p.m.

Voters have chosen Charlie Hales as Portland's next mayor. Unofficial results show Hales coasting to a 62 percent lead over Jefferson Smith, with a significant write-in vote at nearly 8 percent.  

Challengers Maintain Small Leads In Clackamas County

OPB | Nov. 06, 2012 10:13 p.m.

Republican challengers held small leads against two current Clackamas County commissioners in early election tallies.

Updated: Oregon Measures: Casino Defeated; Corporate Kicker Refund To End; More

OPB | Nov. 06, 2012 9:30 p.m.

Oregonians have passed Ballot Measure 85, which will re-direct the state's corporate kicker refund toward public schools. They have defeated Measures 82 and 83, which would have allowed non-tribal casinos in the state.  

Oregon Statewide Offices: Incumbents Keep Their Jobs

OPB | Nov. 06, 2012 9:13 p.m.

Incumbents held on to their seats in four Oregon-wide races including Secretary of State, Attorney General, Treasurer and Labor Commissioner.

Voters Say No To Gill Net Ban

OPB | Nov. 06, 2012 9:11 p.m.

Early results show voters defeating the measure that would ban non-tribal commercial gill nets 66-34.

Update: Hales Wins In Portland Mayor's Race

OPB | Nov. 06, 2012 8:45 p.m.

Portland's next mayor will be Charlie Hales. Early results show him beating Jefferson Smith 62-30, with nearly 8 percent of voters casting write-in-ballots.  

Updated: Fritz Re-Elected To Portland City Council

OPB | Nov. 06, 2012 8:15 p.m.

Amanda Fritz has been re-elected, defeating Mary Nolan in the race for Portland City Council.

Oregon Turnout Ties 2010 In Last Hour Of Voting

OPB | Nov. 06, 2012 7:41 p.m.

Oregon tied 2010's midterm turnout, but still had a long way to go to match 2008's presidential election, in the half hour before polls closed on Tuesday.

Altered Clackamas County Ballots Will Be Counted

OPB | Nov. 06, 2012 5:30 p.m.

Clackamas County officials have identified six ballots that may have been altered by a temporary election worker, Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown said Tuesday afternoon.

2012 Voter Turnout Trailing 2008 Election

OPB | Nov. 06, 2012 2:10 p.m.

Voter turnout in Oregon is tracking a bit below where it was at this point in the 2008 presidential election.  

ODOT Closes One Lane Of Fremont Bridge For Joint Repair

OPB | Nov. 06, 2012 2 p.m.

Oregon Department of Transportation crews have blocked off one lane of Portland's Fremont bridge to deal with a bridge joint that popped up.  

Portland Attorney Has Eye On Nevada Elections

OPB | Nov. 06, 2012 12:40 p.m.

A Portland attorney is spending election day out of state, volunteering as an election observer in Nevada.

What We Can Learn From The Bay Area's Sea Rise

Claire Schoen Media | Nov. 06, 2012 4 a.m.

Last week's superstorm Sandy demonstrated on a grand scale the kind of turmoil extreme weather events can bring to coastal areas. We bring you six webstories from the public media project [RISE](http://www.searise.org/ ""). They explore what sea level rise means for the West Coast's largest estuary.

Challengers Maintain Small Leads In Clackamas County

OPB | Nov. 06, 2012 midnight

Republican challengers held small leads against two current Clackamas County commissioners in early election tallies.

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