Q&A: What Will Democrats Do With Two Extra Seats In State Legislature?

Democrats in the Oregon Legislature fared far better election night than their counterparts in Congress. The latest tally shows Democrats picking up one seat in the Oregon House and at least one seat in the Oregon Senate.

Democrats Make Gains In Oregon Legislature

NWNews | Nov. 05, 2014 5:11 p.m.

Democrats in the Oregon legislature fared far better in Tuesday's elections than their counterparts in Congress.

Now That Pot’s Legal, Should Oregon End Medical Marijuana?

OPB | Nov. 05, 2014 8:45 p.m.

With the ushering in of legal recreational pot, what should happen to Oregon’s sprawling medical marijuana program, which has supplied Oregonians with pot for more than a decade?

Ballot Counting To Continue Wednesday In Clark County Races

OPB | Nov. 04, 2014 11:45 p.m.

 More than 80,000 ballots have been counted in Clark County, Washington, but elections officials say as many as 40,000 ballots may still need to be tallied.

Oregon Judges' Employment Measure Passes

OPB | Nov. 04, 2014 9 p.m.

Oregon voters have approved Measure 87, which allows state judges to serve with the Oregon National Guard or to teach at state universities.

Measure 86 Defeated, Would Have Borrowed To Fund Secondary Education

OPB | Nov. 04, 2014 9 p.m.

A majority of Oregonians oppose Measure 86, which would have allowed the state to borrow money for a scholarship fund for Oregon students pursuing college or career training.

Sony Hack Reveals Hollywood's Acceptance Of White Privilege

NPR | Dec. 26, 2014 10 p.m.

While some leaked Sony emails seemed racist, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says they hint at a wider issue: an acceptance of practices, habits and perceptions that limit diversity in Hollywood.

Want To Solve The World's Most Heated Disagreements? Bring Your Wallet

NPR | Dec. 26, 2014 5:23 a.m.

Research found that a little cash goes a long way toward making people more thoughtful about what motivates their longtime foes, be it Israelis and Palestinians or Republicans and Democrats.

Portland Tribune: Cities, Counties Gear Up For Marijuana Tax Fight

Pamplin | Dec. 23, 2014 12:44 p.m.

The marijuana industry and lobbyists for cities and counties are preparing for a fight in Salem over whether to allow local sales taxes on legal marijuana.

New York's Rep. Michael Grimm Pleads Guilty To Tax Charge

NPR | Dec. 23, 2014 11:49 a.m.

It's been quite a year for Rep. Grimm, who in January threatened to throw a TV reporter off a balcony. The tax evasion charge stems from a restaurant he owns.

Videos Of Ray Rice, Eric Garner Among Biggest Media Moments Of 2014

NPR | Dec. 23, 2014 10:08 a.m.

It's that time around Christmas, when all we can see are a handful of stories on our TV screens. Frosty, and Charlie, and Ralphie, and Kevin, but there's not too much brown in this mostly white canon.

Sentenced For Life, Inmate Still Holds Hope For Release

NPR | Dec. 22, 2014 2:50 p.m.

David Padilla is one of thousands of people sentenced under tough drug laws who's spending life in prison. Now the Clemency Project 2014 promises pardons or early release for some offenders.

Ready To Hit The Cuban Beach? Americans Still Have To Wait

NPR | Dec. 22, 2014 9:12 a.m.

Travel to Cuba for business or education will be much easier as the U.S. eases restrictions, but until the embargo is completely lifted, going to Cuba simply for tourism still won't be allowed.

GOP Sens. Rubio, Paul Square Off Over Cuba Policy Shift

NPR | Dec. 21, 2014 11:47 a.m.

Rubio, appearing on ABC's This Week, lashed out at Paul, who has expressed support for opening trade with the island nation after a decades-long embargo.

North Korea Has An Interesting Offer. And Another Threat

NPR | Dec. 20, 2014 1:34 p.m.

The secretive regime denies any involvement with the Sony Pictures hack and says the U.S. must allow it to help find the real culprit. Or else.

Is It Enough To Be Politically Correct?

NPR | Dec. 20, 2014 9:59 a.m.

Political pundit Sally Kohn says we shouldn't worry as much about being politically correct, but instead we need to focus on being emotionally correct.

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