Washington Primary Will Winnow Crowded Fields

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.

Homeless Advocates To Watch How Police Enforce New Panhandling Ordinance

OPB |Nov. 23, 2014 6 a.m.

Homeless advocates in Clark County say they’ll be watching to see how the sheriff’s office enforces a new ordinance.

Measure 92: Recount Looks Likely

OPB |Nov. 20, 2014 5:14 p.m.

It appears Oregon is headed for its first statewide ballot measure recount in more than six years. The gap between the "no" votes and "yes"votes on Measure 92 shrank this afternoon to about 1,500 votes.

Portland Tribune: Legislative Panel Selected To Dismantle Cover Oregon

Pamplin |Nov. 20, 2014 1:11 p.m.

Legislative leaders have named members of the committee that will oversee the dismantling of Cover Oregon.

Seattle Councilwoman Arrested In Wage Protest

AP |Nov. 20, 2014 8:56 a.m.

A Seattle city councilwoman was among four people arrested during a protest calling for a $15 per hour minimum wage for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport workers.

Kaplan Named Director Of Oregon Energy Agency

AP |Nov. 20, 2014 8:29 a.m.

Michael Kaplan, the acting chief of the Oregon Department of Energy, will continue as the agency's director.

Right-To-Die Advocate's Video Out After Death

AP |Nov. 19, 2014 11:24 a.m.

To mark what would have been the 30th birthday of Brittany Maynard, a right-to-die advocacy group has issued new video footage of the terminally ill woman who died Nov. 1.

New Washington Gun Law Prompts Lynden Museum To Remove Rifles

AP |Nov. 19, 2014 7:12 a.m.

The Lynden Pioneer Museum is removing World War II-era weapons from a current exhibit to avoid violating a new Washington law requiring background checks on gun transfers.

Local Officials To Take Pot Sales Tax Fight To Legislature In 2015

OPB |Nov. 18, 2014 2:35 p.m.

Just two weeks after Oregon voters legalized recreational marijuana, local officials want to make sure their ordinances to tax pot sales will be valid.

24-Year-Old Taking Seat In Washington State House

AP |Nov. 18, 2014 9:04 a.m.

Twenty-four-year-old Melanie Stambaugh may be the youngest member of the Washington state House in decades, but she has the confidence for the job.

Top Stories: Umatilla County Passes 50 Percent Pot Sales Tax, Oregonians With Problem Ballots Must Fix Them By Tonight

OPB |Nov. 18, 2014 8 a.m.

Headlines for Tuesday, Nov. 18: Umatilla County commissioners passed a 50 percent tax on the sale of recreational marijuana; 94 percent of Oregonians who have problem ballots haven't fixed them; Springfield city officials are studying whether to make Goshen a part of the city; and more.

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