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Latino Candidates
5:01 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Growing Latino Electorate Reflected In Candidates

Pablo Gonzalez of Zillah, Wash., lost his bid for the Washington House. That's despite coming from a district in the Yakima Valley where Latinos are the majority.
Credit Jessica Robinson

Exit polls show Latino voters helped push President Obama to victory on Tuesday. But there was another sign of the growing influence of Hispanics on election day: that was the actual names on many ballots.

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McKenna Not Conceding Yet
4:38 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

McKenna Has Time, But Not Statistics On His Side In Wash. Governor’s Race

Republican Rob McKenna needs to gain a significant advantage among voters who waited to cast their ballots.
Credit Austin Jenkins

There are still three-quarters of a million ballots to be counted in Washington’s too-close-to-call governor’s race. Democrat Jay Inslee holds a narrow lead over Republican Rob McKenna.

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Referendum 74's Passage
4:08 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Same-Sex Marriage Opponents Concede Referendum Loss

Opponents of Washington's Referendum 74 have conceded the election. Same-sex couples can apply for a marriage license starting December 6.
Credit Chantal Andrea

The campaign against same-sex marriage in Washington conceded defeat on Referendum 74. Its passage upholds the state legislature's law allowing gay marriage in Washington.

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Northwest Coal Export
6:32 am
Thu November 8, 2012

Coal Export Meeting Underway in Washington And Oregon

Photo of a coal mine.
Credit Photo Credit: James Allan/Wikimedia Commons

Public officials are considering permits for coal export terminals in the Northwest.

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Marijuana Legalization Measures
6:20 am
Thu November 8, 2012

Washington Approves And Oregon Rejects Marijuana Legalization Measures

Supporters of Oregon's Measure 80 gathered on election night at the World Famous Cannabis Café in Portland.
Credit Photo Credit: Chris Lehman

Northwest voters are of two minds when it comes to legalizing marijuana. Oregon voters rejected an attempt to allow people to smoke and grow pot. But Washington voters approved a more limited legalization initiative.

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Democrats Lead WA
6:13 am
Thu November 8, 2012

Washington State GOP Searching Its Soul Over Losses

Democrats in the state of Washington had a very good night Tuesday night. They are now leading in every statewide executive race except one. Republicans don’t have as much to celebrate.

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Democrats Win Oregon House
6:00 am
Thu November 8, 2012

Oregon House Control Likely To Return To Democrats

Photo of democratic Oregon House Representative Tina Kotek.
Credit Photo Credit: Oregon State Legislature

Democrats are optimistic they have won the majority in the Oregon House. The chamber has been evenly divided for the last two years, and both parties campaigned furiously to break the log jam.

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Wash. Governor Race
6:35 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Candidates For Wash. Governor Await More Vote Tallies

Republican Rob McKenna
Credit Austin Jenkins

The two candidates for Washington governor are still awaiting more voting tallies in an election contest that remains to close to call. At this hour, with votes still being counted, Democrat Jay Inslee leads Republcan Rob McKenna 51.1 percent to 48.9 percent. The McKenna campaign is hoping for a turn-around in the numbers.

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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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