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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

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Credit Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

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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Idaho Rejects Education Laws
7:55 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Backers Of Idaho Education Overhaul Blame Union Dollars

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Credit Photo Credit: Jessica Robinson

Idaho voters rejected a series of laws that overhauled education in the state. The three laws passed in 2011 at the urging of the Republican state schools superintendent.

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WA Attorney General
7:43 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Ferguson Leads For WA Attorney General

Photo of Bob Ferguson.
Credit Photo Credit: Joe Mabel/Wikimedia Commons

Initial election results place King County Council member Bob Ferguson in the lead for Washington Attorney General. Ferguson, a Democrat, gave a tentative thumbs-up during his appearance Tuesday.

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Portland Mayor Race
7:35 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Hales Wins Landslide In Portland Mayoral Race

Photo of City Hall in Portland, Oregon.
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Voters have chosen Charlie Hales as Portland's next Mayor. Unofficial results show Hales coasting to a 62 percent lead over Jefferson Smith, with a significant write-in vote at nearly 8 percent.

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WA First District
7:24 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Del Bene Wins WA First Congressional District

Democrat Suzan Del Bene has won. She beat Republican John Koster in the congressional race for the newly drawn first district. Election returns show Del Bene ahead in three of the four counties.

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