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Referendum 74
4:59 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Gay Marriage Opponents In Wash. Not Ready To Concede

Supporters of same-sex marriage in Washington declared victory Tuesday. But opponents of gay marriage are not prepared to concede defeat on the statewide Referendum 74. They point out that there are more than a million ballots yet to be counted.

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Northwest News
9:29 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Washington Race for Governor Too Close to Call

It’s déjà vu. Once again, Washington’s race for governor is too close to call. Democrat Jay Inslee leads Republican Rob McKenna by nearly three percentage points with just over half the expected ballots counted.

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Idaho Hunting Laws
9:24 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Idaho Right To Hunt Amendment Passes With Mixed Feelings

Photo of hunting trap.
Credit Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Idaho voters Tuesday passed an amendment that adds the right to hunt, fish and trap to the state constitution.

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WA Election Spending
9:13 am
Wed November 7, 2012

WA Election Breaks Campaign Spending Records

Photo of stacks of US $100 dollar bills.
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Some of the results may not be known for weeks, but the most expensive election ever in Washington state wrapped up last night.

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Oregon Vineyard And Hippo
9:00 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Oregon Vineyard Fertilizes With Help From The Hippo Next Door

Photo of a zoo hippo.
Credit Photo Credit: Joaquim Alves Gaspar/Wikimedia Commons

Abacela winery and vineyard in southern Oregon prides itself on sustainability. The winery uses geothermal energy and buys carbon credits to offsets its emissions. And the vineyard has an unusual source of organic fertilizer for its vines.

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WA Charter Schools
8:43 am
Wed November 7, 2012

WA Charter Schools Initiative Passing Narrowly

The initiative to allow charter schools in Washington state is narrowly passing with 51 percent of the vote.

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WA Political Divide
8:35 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Eastern WA's Red Counties Overwhelmed By Blue

This map shows shows Washington's political divide, at least in the open race for governor.
Credit Photo Credit: Washington Secretary of State

Last night’s election put Washington’s electoral map on display. For the most part, western counties near the Puget Sound voted one way, while Eastern Washington voted more conservative on the issues of same-sex marriage, legalizing marijuana and in the race for governor.

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Idaho Education Rejection
8:27 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Idaho Rejects Teacher Pay Reforms And Classroom Technology Laws

Fourth grade teacher Becky Allen of Boise applauds the first results on election night, indicating Idaho’s Props 1, 2 and 3 failed.
Credit Photo Credit: Jessica Robinson

Idaho voters delivered a resounding defeat to three new education laws. Voters said no to limits on teacher bargaining rights, to creating a pay-for-performance system and to ramping up classroom technology. Opponents were successful, in part, by billing the laws as an attack on teachers.

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Marijuana Legalized WA
8:15 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Marijuana Proponents Declare Victory

Photo of marijuana plant.
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Alison Holcomb, lead sponsor of I-502 stated her thoughts on the initiative to legalize marijuana passing.

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Computer Helps Climate Predictions
8:03 am
Wed November 7, 2012

WSU Computer Model Will Help Climate Change Predictions

Researchers at Washington State University are hoping to make some economic and social predictions about climate change.

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