OPB Headlines for Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012
OPB | Nov. 07, 2012 4:52 p.m.
A man known as "Working" Kirk Reeves, who spent hours playing his trumpet at one of Portland's busiest bridgeheads, died over the weekend.
OPB | Nov. 07, 2012 4:46 p.m.
Supporters of same-sex marriage in Oregon said Wednesday that the success of gay marriage votes in several states this election gives them hope for a future Oregon ballot measure.
OPB | Nov. 07, 2012 4:26 p.m.
Opponents of Bend's planned $68 million surface water project have made some inroads on the city council. While the final results aren't yet certified, opposition candidates appear to have commanding leads in three of four open seats.
OPB | Nov. 07, 2012 4:19 p.m.
The new Oregon House Speaker will be a Democrat. Tina Kotek, a Democratic representative from Northeast Portland, is a likely choice for that role.
N3 | Nov. 07, 2012 4:17 p.m.
A historic 30-30 split in the Oregon House has ended with Democratic wins Tuesday night in key districts.
OPB | Nov. 07, 2012 4:07 p.m.
Elections officials are still tallying final ballots for a few key legislative races. One of the closest is Oregon House District 40.
N3 | Nov. 07, 2012 3:56 p.m.
Same-sex marriage supporters in Washington declared victory, but opponents are not prepared to concede defeat.
N3 | Nov. 07, 2012 3:13 p.m.
The race for Washington governor remains too close to call. But Democrat Jay Inslee said he’s already forming a transition ...
N3 | Nov. 07, 2012 3:01 p.m.
The two candidates for Washington governor are still awaiting more voting tallies in an election contest that remains to ...
OPB | Nov. 07, 2012 2:29 p.m.
Big crowds are turning out to talk about the environmental impact of shipping coal out of the Pacific Northwest. The first proposal to reach this stage in the permitting process is near Bellingham, Wash. Four others are on the drawing boards in Washington and Oregon.
OPB | Nov. 07, 2012 1:46 p.m.
Residents of Multnomah County and Portland opened their wallets in this election to pay for extra government services and infrastructure.
OPB | Nov. 07, 2012 1:38 p.m.
With Tuesday's election, Ellen Rosenblum became the first elected female Attorney General in Oregon. She defeated her Republican opponent James Buchal to win a four-year term in office.
OPB | Nov. 07, 2012 1:34 p.m.
Idaho voters have passed an amendment that adds the right to hunt, fish and trap to the state constitution.
N3 | Nov. 07, 2012 10:41 a.m.
It’s déjà vu. Once again, Washington’s race for governor is too close to call.
N3 | Nov. 07, 2012 10:20 a.m.
BELLEVUE, Wash. – Republican Rob McKenna says it could take until Friday to know the winner of Washington’s closely contested governor’s race. With a little more than half the expected ballots counted, McKenna was trailing Democrat Jay Inslee by about two-and-a-half percentage points.
N3 | Nov. 07, 2012 7:49 a.m.
Washington voters are leaning in favor of allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry. But neither side of the hard fought ...
N3 | Nov. 07, 2012 7:34 a.m.
Northwest voters are of two minds when it comes to legalizing marijuana.
N3 | Nov. 07, 2012 7:15 a.m.
Northwest voters delivered mixed results for two marijuana legalization measures on the ballot.
N3 | Nov. 07, 2012 7:05 a.m.
Idaho voters delivered a resounding defeat to three new education laws.
N3 | Nov. 07, 2012 6:54 a.m.
The chief sponsor of the marriage equality bill in the Washington legislature was encouraged by the numbers.