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.
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.
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.
Every year, the president sits for a dinner with Washington reporters and delivers something of a stand-up routine. From his "bucket list" to Hillary Clinton, here's what he came up with this year.
In his final day on the job, Holder offered NPR some final reflections including recent criticism of weaponized drones and why he calls same-sex marriage the "civil rights struggle of our time."
For more than a quarter century, Republicans have been asked to sign a pledge not to raise taxes. The first two presidential candidates this year have signed it, but there could be one big holdout.
As the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments on same-sex marriage, NPR's legal and political correspondents break down the historic case.
Hearing the NPR story of a young woman's struggle to wipe away her conviction on prostitution charges inspired New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen to introduce legislation to help other victims.
Governing is messy, but slumping approval ratings for hopefuls like Scott Walker and Chris Christie likely won't have much impact on the presidential contest.
It was almost unthinkable at the time, but Hillary Clinton wouldn't be where she is today without taking the bold chance on running for a U.S. Senate seat in a state where she never lived.
From questions surrounding the Clinton family foundation to a congressional investigation into Benghazi, Hillary Clinton's campaign is pushing back against allegations of scandal.
If this Senate is getting some traction, it's not yet a threat to anyone's legislative hall of fame. Much higher hurdles loom, including highway funding, spending bills and the debt ceiling.
On a mostly party-line vote, a handful of Republicans joined the chamber's Democrats to approve the long-delayed nomination to replace Eric Holder.