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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.

News | Politics | Elections | local

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.

News | Politics | Elections | local

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.

Nation | Elections

Sanders Gaining On Clinton. '2008 All Over Again'?

NPR | Aug. 30, 2015 7:21 a.m.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has the energy, the enthusiasm and now showing strength in the poll numbers as the Democratic nomination contest looks more and more like a race every day.

Nation | Elections

Donald Trump In 9 Quotes And 200 Seconds

NPR | Aug. 29, 2015 8:03 p.m.

Trump took his act on the road to Tennessee, where he thrilled a conservative audience with an off-the-cuff routine that bordered on stand-up comedy.

Nation | Elections

After Mysterious Absence, Dallas DA In Treatment For Mental Illness

NPR | Aug. 29, 2015 7:22 p.m.

Dallas District Attorney Susan Hawk announced she is being treated for depression after being absent for three weeks. Her staff had said she was on a long vacation.

Nation | Elections

New Orleans Mayor On Katrina Anniversary: 'We Saved Each Other'

NPR | Aug. 29, 2015 10:42 a.m.

The 10th anniversary of the devastating storm was marked by prayers and church bells to remember the estimated 1,800 who lost their lives in the disaster.

Nation | Elections

Sam Clovis: I Trust Trump To Go To Washington And Change Things

NPR | Aug. 29, 2015 8:16 a.m.

Donald Trump's Republican presidential campaign continues to lead in the polls, and this week Trump hired Sam Clovis to be his national campaign co-chairman. A week ago, Clovis worked for Rick Perry.

Nation | Business | Elections

Is Donald Trump Nice Enough?

NPR | Aug. 28, 2015 5:24 p.m.

The GOP frontrunner is happy to pile on criticisms and jabs at his fellow rivals, but he gets testy if you criticize him.

Nation | Elections

Obama: Katrina A 'Man-Made' Disaster Caused By Government Failure

NPR | Aug. 28, 2015 1:25 p.m.

The president said that what started out as a natural disaster became something much worse as government failed "to look out for its own citizens."

Nation | Elections

Indicted Congressman Challenges Limits On Contact With Colleagues

NPR | Aug. 28, 2015 12:47 p.m.

Rep. Chaka Fattah was indicted on on conspiracy, bribery, and fraud counts, and now says restrictions on his ability to meet with his colleagues is an "undue and unnecessary burden."

Nation | Elections

Virginia Governor: 'Clearly Too Many Guns In the Wrong Hands'

NPR | Aug. 28, 2015 10:36 a.m.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe promised to introduce gun-control legislation. McAuliffe spoke two days after a gunman killed two journalists during a live broadcast.

Nation | Elections

George W. Bush Returns To New Orleans

NPR | Aug. 28, 2015 9:25 a.m.

A decade after the storm that irreparably damaged his presidency, Bush visits with one of the schools that was nearly wiped out in the tragedy.

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