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

OPB | Nov. 05, 2014

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.

State Bond For Scholarships Fails, Local School Measures Mostly Pass

OPB | Nov. 05, 2014

Measure 86 lost by double digits. But 15 out of 18 local school measures passed.

Northwest Election Summary: Guns, Governors And Pot

Northwest News Network | Nov. 05, 2014

The Republican capture of the U.S. Senate was the big national news last night. But in the Northwest, the toughest fights weren’t over Senate seats but ballot initiatives – on guns, pot and genetically engineered foods.

'No' Campaign Declares Victory In Genetically Engineered Foods Battle

OPB | Nov. 04, 2014

Oregon voters narrowly rejected a proposal to label genetically engineered foods in the state.

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Democrats Make Gains In Oregon Legislature

Northwest News Network | Nov. 5, 2014 5:11 p.m.

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

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

OPB | Nov. 5, 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?

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Ballot Counting To Continue Wednesday In Clark County Races

OPB | Nov. 4, 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.

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Oregon Judges' Employment Measure Passes

OPB | Nov. 4, 2014 9 p.m. | Portland

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

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Measure 86 Defeated, Would Have Borrowed To Fund Secondary Education

OPB | Nov. 4, 2014 9 p.m. | Portland

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.

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Measure 89, Oregon Equal Rights Amendment, Wins Approval

OPB | Nov. 4, 2014 9 p.m. | Portland

Oregon voters have passed a ballot measure that would amend the Oregon Constitution to prohibit discrimination based on a person's sex.

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Oregon Incumbents Hold On To US House Seats

OPB | Nov. 4, 2014 9 p.m. | Portland

Oregon's Congressional delegation mostly competed in low profile races for the midterm election. Results released by the Oregon Secretary of State's Office show that all of the state's incumbent representatives held on to their seats.

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Voters Reject Measure 90's 'Top Two' Primaries

OPB | Nov. 4, 2014 8:45 p.m. | Portland

Oregon voters have rejected Measure 90, which would have created a nonpartisan primary for all candidates. The top two would have advanced to the general election, regardless of party.

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Voters Defeat Driver Cards For Undocumented Oregonians

OPB | Nov. 4, 2014 8:45 p.m. | Portland

Oregon voters have rejected Measure 88, a referendum on the state law that would have allowed driver cards for Oregonians who can't prove they’re in the country legally.

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Kitzhaber Reelected, Will Serve Fourth Term As Oregon Governor

OPB | Nov. 4, 2014 8:15 p.m. | Portland

Gov. John Kitzhaber has held on to his job, despite ethics complaints that dogged him during the final weeks of his reelection bid.

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Incumbent Sen. Jeff Merkley Defeats Monica Wehby In Oregon Race

OPB | Nov. 4, 2014 8:15 p.m. | Portland

Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley will continue to represent Oregon in Washington, D.C., for another term.

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Justices Roberts And Kennedy Hold Key Votes In Health Law Case

NPR | March 5, 2015 10:08 a.m.

No telling yet which side will win. But did Justice Kennedy's mixed signals Wednesday hint that he was leaning toward the administration's view of federal subsidies for health insurance?

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Hillary Clinton Asks State Dept. To Release Her Emails To The Public

NPR | March 5, 2015 6:30 a.m.

The State Department says it will review thousands of messages for possible release. Clinton announced her intentions Wednesday, after a House panel issued a subpoena for some of the emails.

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House Approves Amtrak Funding, Rewrites Rules To Allow Furry Riders

NPR | March 4, 2015 8:13 p.m.

The bill freezes funding at current levels for four years, and lets some pets ride the rails with their owners. It also separates the high-ridership Northeast Corridor from the rest of the system.

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Clinton's Use Of Personal Email Could Hamper Archiving Efforts

NPR | March 4, 2015 7:24 p.m.

NPR's Melissa Block talks to Jason R. Baron, former director of litigation at the National Archives, about federal laws governing email.

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Senate Fails To Override Obama's Veto On Keystone XL Pipeline

NPR | March 4, 2015 3:58 p.m.

The final vote was 62-37 – short of the two-thirds needed to override the presidential veto.


Failed Keystone Veto Override Marks Another Win For Veto Pen

NPR | March 4, 2015 1:21 p.m.

Since the beginning of the republic, regular presidential vetoes have been overridden only 7 percent of the time, and that percentage falls to 4 percent if you include the sneakier "pocket veto."

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Immigrants Worry They'll Face Deportation After Deferred Action Delay

NPR | March 4, 2015 12:21 p.m.

Some unauthorized immigrants who are parents of U.S. citizens and green-card holders are worried they may be forced to leave the U.S. because a court ruling has put a hold on their deportation relief.

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4 Reasons Both Parties Should Be Sweating Bullets Over King V. Burwell

NPR | March 4, 2015 10:54 a.m.

The biggest political threat of the latest challenge to Obamacare is to the president, but Republicans wouldn't be winners either.

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Should Hotel Owners Be Forced To Hand Over Guest Records To Police?

NPR | March 4, 2015 8:46 a.m.

Hypotheticals about hunting lodges and Motel 6 saved the oral argument at the Supreme Court today from being strangled by legal weeds.

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Round 2: Health Care Law Faces The Supreme Court Again

NPR | March 4, 2015 4:52 a.m.

In King v. Burwell, Obamacare opponents are challenging it again, this time contending that a section of the law doesn't authorize subsidies to make mandated insurance affordable in 34 states.

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