OPB Headlines for Wednesday, Nov. 07, 2012

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Hawthorne Trumpet Player 'Working' Kirk Reeves Dies

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.

Ore. Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Eye 2014 Ballot

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.

Leading Bend Candidates Concerned About Water Project

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.

Kotek Aims To Be Speaker Of Oregon House

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.

Republicans Hope To Still Have Impact Despite Losing Oregon House

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.

State House Race Between Newgard, Barton Too Close To Call

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.

Gay Marriage Opponents In Wash. Not Ready To Concede

N3 | Nov. 07, 2012 3:56 p.m.

Same-sex marriage supporters in Washington declared victory, but opponents are not prepared to concede defeat.

Inslee Organizes Transition Team Despite Continued Vote Counting

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 ...

Candidates For Wash. Governor Await More Vote Tallies

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 ...

Multnomah County Voters Open Wallets For Schools, Libraries

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.

With Win, Rosenblum Becomes Oregon's First Elected Female AG

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.

Idaho Voters Pass Amendment To Add Right To Hunt To Constitution

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.

Inslee All But Declares Victory, McKenna Not Conceding

N3 | Nov. 07, 2012 10:41 a.m.

It’s déjà vu. Once again, Washington’s race for governor is too close to call.

Wash. Governor’s Race Favors Inslee, But 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.

Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Clinging To Small Lead

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 ...

Washington Approves, Oregon Rejects Marijuana Legalization Measures

N3 | Nov. 07, 2012 7:34 a.m.

Northwest voters are of two minds when it comes to legalizing marijuana.

Mixed Results For Northwest Marijuana Measures

N3 | Nov. 07, 2012 7:15 a.m.

Northwest voters delivered mixed results for two marijuana legalization measures on the ballot.

Idaho Rejects Teacher Pay Reforms, Classroom Technology Laws

N3 | Nov. 07, 2012 7:05 a.m.

Idaho voters delivered a resounding defeat to three new education laws.

Same-Sex Marriage Sponsor Says Votes Send National Message

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.

Brown Wins Second Term As Secretary Of State

OPB | Nov. 07, 2012 1:04 a.m.

Democratic Incumbent Kate Brown has captured a second term as Oregon's Secretary of State. Late Tuesday, Brown was carrying 51 percent of the vote.  

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