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Segmentarticle - May 21, 2014
Segmentarticle - May 13, 2014
Segmentarticle - Nov. 6, 2013
One of the most contentious issues on the special election May ballot is the municipal fluoridation measure in Portland. Last year we heard arguments on both sides of the debate — before the city council voted to approve fluoridation for Portland's water and before opponents gathered enough signatures to put the measure to a popular vote. We'll check in with the yes and no campaigns as they head into the home stretch. Ballots are due May 21.
Segmentarticle - May 7, 2013
The most high-profile ballot item in this week's special election is no doubt Portland's vote on fluoride, which has been garnering national attention. But there are other important issues on ballots across the state. Lane, Josephine, and Curry counties are all considering tax hikes to increase funding for law enforcement. Residents of Clackamas County are voting on a measure that could complicate TriMet's Portland-Milwaukie light-rail line. And ten districts across the state are asking voters to increase school funding.
Segmentarticle - May 22, 2013
Portland has a new mayor. Oregon incumbents were reelected to state office. And President Obama's reelection came a lot sooner than many pundits predicted. At the local level, there were a few surprises. Portland's arts tax, which had polled poorly, passed by a large margin. And incumbent city commissioner Amanda Fritz took 58 percent of the vote to hold onto her seat, despite being neck and neck with her challenger Mary Nolan in the primary. Republicans in Clackamas County had a good night, celebrating victories by two conservative candidates for the county commission. While Oregonians weren't voting on the issue, advocates for gay marriage were watching other states closely. Washington's Referendum 74 is still too close to call, but voters in Maine and Maryland became the first states to make same-sex marriage legal by popular vote.
Segmentarticle - Nov. 7, 2012
Tonight is election night and while it may seem fairly quiet, there are plenty of interesting local races going on around the state. The two most-watched races are probably for Attorney General and Portland mayor — both close races according to recent polls. Voters in Eugene are deciding between an incumbent mayor and two challengers and there are some hotly contested commissioner seats in both Lane and Clackamas counties. Three candidates are also vying to be the newest Oregon Supreme Court Justice. There are even a couple of incumbent legislators facing challengers from their own party. We'll follow these and many other races as results roll in tonight. Tune in to the radio or live stream at 8 p.m and follow us on Twitter @thinkoutloudopb.
Segmentarticle - May 16, 2012
This May special election might not garner all the excitement of a November election, but there are still some important races to be decided. Education is a big issue this year. In Multnomah County the contentious $548 million bond for schools got a lot of people — for and against — out to vote. Education was also a big issue in Eugene where voters are deciding on an income tax to fund schools. In Clackamas County a five dollar annual vehicle registration fee dedicated to replacing the Sellwood bridge has the region divided. Then there's the comprehensive plan for Damascus, the levy for police vehicles in Seaside, and the transportation bond in Bend. These are just a few of the things people across the state are voting on. What is most important to you? How did you vote in your community? And what do you think of the results?
Segmentarticle - May 18, 2011
Last month John Kitzhaber won the governor's election by a one percent margin. But while seven of 36 counties favored him, outside of the Portland-metro area, some counties favored his opponent Chris Dudley by as much as 70%. No Democrat was ousted at the federal level, but Democrats lost supermajority status in the state Senate. And the state House, which was once dominated by Democrats, is now evenly split 30-30. According to a survey (pdf) that OPB and Fox 12* commissioned, half of Oregonians feel optimistic about the election results, but the other half feels pessimistic. Statistically, the correlating factors show that those feeling optimistic tend to be Democrats residing in urban areas, and those who feel pessimistic tend to be Republicans in rural areas. Of course, there is much more nuance to the survey results, but purely by the numbers, these statistics point to a dividing line between rural and urban Oregon. The idea of a rural-urban divide is not new — in Oregon and many other states. Across America, people in small towns and big cities often have contrasting ideologies. But the history of Oregon politics shows times when rural Oregon was predominantly democratic and Portland was largely republican. Various factors like the mechanization of agriculture and environmental issues like the spotted owl led to fundamental shifts in political leanings. One way to understand Oregon politics today is to explore Oregon politics in the past.
Segmentarticle - Dec. 6, 2010
It's election night 2010. Tonight we'll bring you the local results from the Northwest as they come in and we want to hear from you. Follow the results on OPB News and let us know your thoughts about the results as they happen.
Segmentarticle - Nov. 3, 2010
The primary is over, the final ballots are being counted, and we're on our way to 2010's general election. We'll see a race to become the state's next Governor between John Kitzhaber and Chris Dudley; Ted Wheeler will face off against Republican Chris Telfer to be the state treasurer; Republican Jim Huffman will run against Senator Ron Wyden; and Scott Bruun will race against Congressman Kurt Schrader. On the morning after the election we'll talk to candidates heading to the primary and get analysis from people who have watched the results come in. Did anything surprise you? Did your favorite candidate win, or lose? And what are you looking forward to as we head to November?
Segmentarticle - May 19, 2010
What races or measures, bonds or levies, have you biting your fingernails?
Segmentarticle - Nov. 4, 2008
Segmentarticle - May 27, 2014
1/31/12 8:50PM UPDATE: Suzanne Bonamici has won the race and will become the representative for Oregon’s First Congressional District. On Tuesday, voters in Oregon's First Congressional District decide who will fill David Wu's vacant seat. Suzanne Bonamici and Rob Cornilles have each raised over $1 million in this short special election cycle. Political action committees and the candidates' respective parties have injected additional money into the race, with the Democratic National Campaign Committee alone throwing at least $1.3 million into the election. The race is the first Congressional election of 2012 and national pundits are paying attention to what the results may mean for November's elections.
Segmentarticle - Feb. 1, 2012
1/31/12 8:50PM UPDATE: Suzanne Bonamici has won the race and will become the representative for Oregon’s First Congressional District. Today, voters in the First Congressional District pick their candidate to fill former Congressman David Wu's vacant seat. Think Out Loud is live tonight at 9pm and we'll sit down with OPB political analyst Bill Lunch to pore over the results, what they mean for Oregon, and what they tell us about the national races in November. We'll also hear from OPB News reporter April Baer, who will be live at the Ecotrust building in downtown Portland with Suzanne Bonamici's campaign. OPB's Chris Lehman will also join us, live with Rob Cornilles's campaign at the World Forestry Center in Portland. Tune in for the results.
Segmentarticle - Feb. 1, 2012
Tune in to OPB Radio, or join Think Out Loud at Rontoms in Portland, for full election night coverage. On the radio you'll hear live coverage by NPR and OPB throughout the evening as results come in. NPR will lead the news with updates on the presidential race and the shake-out of the House and Senate. Think Out Loud will join the coverage with updates on the regional races including Portland mayor, attorney general, Portland city commissioner, secretary of state, Washington governor, the many ballot initiatives and much more.
Segmentarticle - Nov. 7, 2012
On Wednesday afternoon Congressman David Wu sent a handwritten note to Gov. John Kitzhaber, resigning from his position representing Oregon's 1st District. Wu's resignation came after reports of an alleged sexual assault of an 18-year-old and after numerous accounts of erratic behavior. Kitzhaber immediately scheduled a Special Election for Jan. 31, 2012 and candidates quickly lined up. The primary will take place on Nov. 8 and here's who we're looking at so far—the Democrats are Brad Avakian, the state labor commissioner; State Sen. Suzanne Bonamici and State Rep. Brad Witt. On the Republican ticket Rob Cornilles, who ran against Wu in 2010, announced his candidacy Thursday. Rob Miller, president of Trailblazer Foods, is rumored to throw his hat in the ring. What does all of this mean for people who live in the 1st District? What do they want from their next Representative? How will their District fare without representation until 2012? Do you live in the 1st? What do you hope for?
Segmentarticle - Aug. 5, 2011
Our election night show is over and we have yet to know who the next governor of Oregon will be. Republican Chris Dudley and Democrat John Kitzhaber are neck-in-neck with Dudley having only a very slim lead with 49 percent of the votes compared to Kitzhaber's 48 percent. It is likely that as our show airs in the morning we still will not know who the next leader of our state will be. We do, however, know that our Congressional representatives — David Wu, Greg Walden, Earl Blumenauer, Peter DeFazio, and Kurt Schrader — will hold on to their seats even amidst some stiff competition. Senator Ron Wyden will also, not surprisingly, be returning to Washington. We also know that many of the state ballot measures — including annual sessions and minimum sentences — passed, but the controversial measure to approve dispensaries for medical marijuana and the casino measure did not. In Washington, Republican Jamie Herrera won the 3rd Congressional District, so will join a raft of new Republican House members in D.C. early next year. Washington'sSenate race between Republican Dino Rossi and incumbent Democrat Patty Murray remains, like Oregon's gubernatorial race, too close to call. As the morning comes we'll stay on top of the election news, bring you analysis, and get your reaction to the results.
Segmentarticle - Nov. 3, 2010
Audio - May 27, 2014
Segmentarticle - May 23, 2014
President Obama has been elected to another four years in office. Many wonder what changes those years will bring to the U.S. Supreme Court. All eyes are on 79-year-old Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She has survived both colon and pancreatic cancer and is expected to retire by 2016 (though she's said she's not making any plans yet). Three other justices are in their seventies, making it one of the oldest courts in recent history. The reelection also means that Obama has a chance to make a more significant mark on the lower federal courts, where he hasn't had too much success nominating judges. We'll check in with our U.S. Supreme Court watcher Lisa McElroy about what the election means for the highest court, and what high profile issues Justices may decide in the next four years.
Segmentarticle - Nov. 8, 2012
Do you have plans for tonight? Do you know where you're going to watch — or listen to — the election results come in? Polls in Oregon close at 8 p.m., so make sure to drop your ballot off by then, but results from across the country will start to be released much earlier. On today's show, political analyst Jim Moore will walk us through the timeline of the night and what we may be able to expect. And if you're still looking for somewhere to celebrate or drown your sorrows, come on down to the Think Out Loud Election Night Party at Rontoms on Burnside. The fun starts at 7 p.m.
Segmentarticle - Nov. 6, 2012
Audio - May 23, 2014
With one week left before election day, what's catching your eye?
Segmentarticle - Oct. 28, 2008
Last week, President Obama won re-election over Republican challenger Mitt Romney. There were no drastic shifts in the national balance of congressional seats: the Democrats still hold the majority in the Senate and the Republicans have the majority in the House. Here in Oregon, a Republican has not won a statewide elected office in a decade. The 30-30 split in the Oregon House has swung back to a Democratic majority. As the dust settles from this recent election season activity, what will the future of the Republican party in Oregon be?
Segmentarticle - Nov. 14, 2012