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.
OPB | Nov. 05, 2014
Measure 86 lost by double digits. But 15 out of 18 local school measures passed.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gov. John Kitzhaber has held on to his job, despite ethics complaints that dogged him during the final weeks of his reelection bid.
Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley will continue to represent Oregon in Washington, D.C., for another term.
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?
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.
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.
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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The final vote was 62-37 – short of the two-thirds needed to override the presidential veto.
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."
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.
The biggest political threat of the latest challenge to Obamacare is to the president, but Republicans wouldn't be winners either.
Hypotheticals about hunting lodges and Motel 6 saved the oral argument at the Supreme Court today from being strangled by legal weeds.
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.