Perry Says Ground Troops Must Be An Option Against Iraq Militants

The Texas governor exploring a 2016 presidential bid says the Islamic State is too big of a threat to take direct intervention off the table.

Herrera-Beutler, Democrat Dingethal Lead Preliminary Primary Results

OPB | Aug. 05, 2014 11:19 p.m.

Election officials will continue to count Washington state primary election results Wednesday.

Republican Senate Candidates Enjoy Strong Showing In Washington Primary

Northwest News Network | Aug. 05, 2014 10:28 p.m.

Democrats may face an uphill battle in their bid to win back the Washington state Senate.

Two Republicans Advancing In Washington Congressional Race

Northwest News Network | Aug. 05, 2014 10:36 p.m.

Washington’s August primary appears to have delivered an historic first. Two Republicans are likely to advance to the November election in central Washington’s Fourth Congressional District.

Oregon 'Driver Card' Campaign Kicks Off

NWNews | Aug. 04, 2014 5:51 p.m.

Oregonians will vote this fall on whether its residents should be able to apply for driver’s licenses regardless of their immigration status.

Low Voter Turnout Expected In Washington Primary

OPB | Aug. 03, 2014 5 p.m.

Washington’s Secretary of State’s office is expecting low voter turnout in tomorrow’s primary election.

Political Chat: Pot, Parties And Coal Ports

OPB | Aug. 22, 2014 11:47 a.m.

People are organizing themselves into Pro and Con camps for the upcoming election.

Vancouver Ordinance Pushes Drug Paraphernalia Out Of Sight

OPB | Aug. 19, 2014 10:48 a.m.

A new ordinance in Vancouver requires stores to keep drug paraphernalia out of the view of minors.

PAC Raises More Than $65K Ahead Of Clark County Vote

OPB | Aug. 15, 2014 2:18 p.m.

A political action fund in support of a Clark County ballot measure has raised more than $65,000 – practically all of it in the last two months.

Sen. Murray Applauds Portland VA's Efforts To Reduce Wait Times

OPB | Aug. 14, 2014 9:37 p.m.

Washington Senator Patty Murray was pleased to hear that the Portland VA has brought down the time that patients spend waiting to be seen.

Oregon's Unemployment Rate Increases To 6.9%

OPB | Aug. 12, 2014 10:40 a.m.

Oregon's unemployment rate ticked up a tiny fraction in July to 6.9 percent.

Intel Proposes $100 Billion Investment In Oregon

OPB | Aug. 11, 2014 4:10 p.m.

Intel Corporation, the city of Hillsboro and Washington County say they’ve negotiated a deal that would pave the way for the tech company to invest up to $100 billion in the county.

Judge Rules Providence Health Cannot Deny Coverage To Autistic Children

OPB | Aug. 11, 2014 3:55 p.m.

A federal judge in Portland has ruled that Providence Health Plans cannot deny coverage to autistic children for a specific kind of treatment. 

Russian Ag Ban Expected To Have Minimal Effect On Northwest Growers

OPB | Aug. 07, 2014 3:40 p.m.

Russian president Vladimir Putin's ban on food imports from the U.S. could cost Northwest growers millions of dollars. But Russian imports are a thin slice of our region's multi-billion dollar farm economy.

Republicans Hold All The Cards In Washington's District 4 Race

OPB | Aug. 05, 2014 1:15 p.m.

In an historic first for Washington, two Republicans are likely to advance to the November election in central Washington’s Fourth Congressional District.

Washington Primary Will Winnow Crowded Fields

NWNews | Aug. 05, 2014 10:45 a.m.

Washington voters have until 8 p.m. Tuesday to turn in their primary ballots. Secretary of State Kim Wyman projects a turnout of about 40 percent.

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