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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

NWNews | 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.

News | Politics | Cannabis Country: SW Oregon's Pot Economy

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.

Elections | Nation

Conservatives' Pick For Speaker Might Not Even Be In Congress Much Longer

NPR | Oct. 8, 2015 3:58 p.m.

Florida Rep. Daniel Webster faces a redrawn congressional map that puts his re-election next year in doubt.

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New Dietary Guidelines Will Not Include Sustainability Goal

NPR | Oct. 8, 2015 3:10 p.m.

A government-appointed panel wanted the federal government's 2015 nutrition advice to consider a food's environmental impact. But the cabinet secretaries with final authority say it won't happen.

Elections | Nation

Death Penalty Back At The Supreme Court In New Term

NPR | Oct. 8, 2015 3:01 p.m.

The Supreme Court heard its first death penalty case of the new term Wednesday, and the questioning quickly showed how deep and bitter the divide between the justices has grown on this issue.

Elections | Nation

Sen. Harry Reid Sues Makers Of Exercise Band Over His Injuries

NPR | Oct. 8, 2015 2:20 p.m.

The Senate minority leader and his wife are seeking more than $50,000 in damages over what they say is a defective resistance band that caused him to lose sight in his right eye, among other injuries.

Elections | Nation

Best Twitter Reactions To McCarthy Withdrawing From Speaker Race

NPR | Oct. 8, 2015 1:46 p.m.

The political world was shocked when the GOP House leader took himself out of consideration for speaker. Rep. Charlie Rangel tweeted that unlike his smoothie, things weren't "smooth" for McCarthy.

Elections | Nation

What Just Happened To The Speaker's Race, In 2 Charts

NPR | Oct. 8, 2015 1:23 p.m.

To be nominated for speaker, Kevin McCarthy would have just needed a majority of House Republicans' votes, but getting through a vote with the full House would have been a much higher hurdle.

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Treasury Secretary Keeps Up Pressure To Raise Debt Limit

NPR | Oct. 8, 2015 12:16 p.m.

In an interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew spoke about the debt ceiling, raising wages and the new potential faces of the $10 bill.

Elections | Nation

Iowa Republicans Don't Think Jeb Is Bush Enough

NPR | Oct. 8, 2015 11 a.m.

The former Florida governor has a household name, but the candidate knows he needs to introduce himself. "I've gotta tell the Jeb story," he said, "I've got to say who I am. I've gotta show my heart."

Elections | Nation

New House Bill Could Cut Some Mandatory Life Sentences To 25 Years

NPR | Oct. 8, 2015 10:11 a.m.

Billed as a "companion" to major Senate sentencing legislation released last week, the top Republican and Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee say the proposal comes after months of negotiations.

Elections | Nation

McCarthy Drops Out Of House Speaker Race

NPR | Oct. 8, 2015 9:42 a.m.

According to Republican congressmen coming out of the caucus meeting, the current House GOP leader told Republicans he didn't have a path to victory to secure the top job in the House.

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