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4:26 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Gay Marriage May Have Rallied Idaho Republicans Around Otter

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter talks with supporters at a campaign stop in Post Falls in October.

A federal appeals court Thursday upheld gay marriage bans in Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio and Michigan. It’s a break with the trend in most courts.

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4:05 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Oregon Governor Still Wary Of Marijuana Legalization

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber said he's concerned about how the state will implement the voter-approved marijuana legalization initiative.

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5:11 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Democrats Make Gains In Oregon Legislature

Democrats in the Oregon legislature fared far better in Tuesday's elections than their counterparts in Congress.

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3:55 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Why The State Superintendent Race Outcome Matters In Idaho

Sherri Ybarra

The position of Idaho state superintendent of public instruction rarely makes the holder a household name. But it's an office that's expected to play a key role in Idaho over the next several years.

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2:48 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Democrats Could Lose Firm Grip On Washington House

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Democrats have held control of the Washington state House of Representatives for more than a decade. But after Tuesday night’s election that grip could be much less firm.

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6:40 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Northwest Election Summary: Guns, Governors And Pot

Originally published on Wed November 5, 2014 7:47 am

The Republican capture of the U.S. Senate was the big national news last night. But in the Northwest, the toughest fights weren’t over Senate seats but ballot initiatives – on guns, pot and genetically engineered foods.

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6:12 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Oregon Voters Reject Top-Two Primary

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Originally published on Wed November 5, 2014 7:37 am

Oregon voters have rejected a top two primary. Measure 90 would have created a nonpartisan primary for all candidates.

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12:31 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Kitzhaber Wins Fourth Term As Oregon Governor

Oregon governor John Kitzhaber waves to supporters at Democratic party election night headquarters in Portland, Oregon, November 4, 2014.

Originally published on Wed November 5, 2014 6:20 am

John Kitzhaber is headed back to office for an unprecedented fourth term as Oregon Governor.

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10:55 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Washington Voters Approve Expanded Gun Background Checks

Washington voters have overwhelmingly approved a ballot measure to expand background checks for person-to-person gun sales and transfers.

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10:22 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

GOP On Track To Hold Washington Senate, Pick-Up House Seats

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Washington Democrats appear to have failed in their bid to retake control of the state Senate. Republicans were also poised to pick up seats in the Democratically-controlled Washington House.

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