Politics & Government

Politics & Government

Melanie Hyers

Congressman Peter DeFazio took to the stage at the Lane County Democratic watch party last night to assure the crowd that regardless of the outcome of the presidential election, the Democratic Party will not let them down.

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With Oregon ballot Measure 98 passing by a wide margin, supporters in Eugene celebrated Tuesday night.

As results come in tonight across the country, NPR reporters will be updating this breaking news blog in real time. The NPR Politics team, along with Member station reporters, will be providing live updates in the form of photo, video, commentary and analysis for both national and local contested races.

As you scroll through the live blog, come back to the top to find new stories that have been posted since you visited the page. Get a more in-depth look at each one of these races by clicking the “View Results” link in the top right of the blog.

Brian Bull

The Secretary of State says, as of Monday, more than half of Oregonians who are eligible to vote in the Tuesday election have cast their ballots.

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Tuesday is Election Day, when many Americans will cast their vote and watch the returns. A national initiative called Electionland will be underway, watching the voters.   KLCC's Brian Bull talked with one of the project coordinators, University of Oregon journalism professor Damian Radcliffe. 

Brian Bull

Tomorrow, all the candidates’ speeches, debates, ads, and spending are put to the test.  But while the campaigns themselves are wrapped up, a major Election Day project will be shifting into high gear.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports on “Electionland”.  

A bit of covert political sleight of hand has made a pair of legislative races in south central Oregon the focus of attention this election season. JPR’s Liam Moriarty sorts out who’s who in the oddest of this year’s legislative races.

Schools are on the Oregon ballot in a big way this year.

The corporate tax initiative, Measure 97, would raise billions — much of it for schools. Scan down a little further and Measure 98 would direct state funding to high school programs for dropout prevention, college readiness and career training. It would not raise taxes, but it is raising concerns among some educators.

Gov. Kate Brown recently visited Portland’s Madison High School to see how career education helps students graduate.

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When Oregonians vote in the November election, they’re likely to find a marijuana-related measure. Many cities and counties are asking voters if they want to add a 3 percent local tax to the state tax on recreational marijuana sales. Others, including Douglas County, currently prohibit marijuana sales. They’re asking voters if they want to allow pot dispensaries.

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