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Referendum 74
6:21 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Gay Marriage Supporters Declare Victory

Supporters of same-sex marriage in Washington are celebrating victory today.

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Oregon Legislature
6:18 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Oregon Lawmakers Look Ahead After Contentious Election

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber will have Democratic majorities in both chambers of the legislature next year. That’s the first time that’s happened during his three terms in office.

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Oregon House
6:15 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Republicans Hope To Still Have Impact Despite Losing Oregon House

Republican Bruce Hanna had a share of the gavel but Democrat Tina Kotek will likely take over as Oregon House speaker.
Credit Oregon Legislature

Republicans in the Oregon House will be in the minority after this week’s election. A historic 30-30 split in the chamber has ended with Democratic wins Tuesday night in key districts. But Republicans say they hope the recent bipartisanship will carry over into the next legislative session.

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Oregon Attorney General
5:35 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Rosenblum Is Oregon's First Female Attorney General

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum
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In Tuesday's election, Ellen Rosenblum became the first elected female Attorney General in Oregon. She defeated her Republican opponent James Buchal to win a four-year term in office.

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Wash. Governor Race
5:06 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Inslee Organizes Transition Team Despite Continued Vote Counting

Democrat Jay Inslee said he’s forming a transition team.
Credit Debra Wang

The race for Washington governor remains too close to call. But Democrat Jay Inslee said Wednesday he’s already forming a transition team to prepare to take office. The former congressman leads Republican attorney general Rob McKenna 51 percent to 49 percent.

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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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