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Pressure mounts over Oregon primary ballot fiasco

May. 20, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — A Democratic state lawmaker in Oregon is calling for an investigation into a ballot-printing fiasco that will delay results from Tuesday’s primary by weeks, with a key U.S. House race hanging in the balance in a state that prides itself on voter access and election...

Salinas, Erickson, win primaries in new Oregon 6th District

May. 20, 2022 15:25 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — State Rep. Andrea Salinas has won the Democratic primary in Oregon's new 6th U.S. House district. Salinas, who has maintained her lead as more ballots have been counted from Tuesday's primary, would be Oregon’s first Hispanic congresswoman if elected in...

9 juveniles escape SUV that rolled down embankment, 6 hurt

May. 19, 2022 22:45 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Nine kids escaped from a smashed SUV that sped over a curb, rolled down a 50-foot (15-meter) embankment and stopped at the edge of a creek under Interstate 5 Thursday afternoon near Vancouver, Washington, the Clark County Sheriff's Office said. Clark County...

Ballot fiasco delays results in Oregon, vote-by-mail pioneer

May. 19, 2022 20:12 PM EDT

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — Thousands of ballots with blurry barcodes that can’t be read by vote-counting machines will delay results by weeks in a key U.S. House race in Oregon’s primary election, a shocking development that is giving a black eye to a vote-by-mail pioneer state with a national...

Man gets 5 years for brandishing knife on train

May. 19, 2022 16:53 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge sentenced an Oregon man to five years in prison Thursday for brandishing a knife on an Amtrak train passing through Wisconsin. U.S. District Judge William Conley sentenced 32-year-old Timothy Thomas of Portland on Thursday. Thomas pleaded...

Oregon primaries set up competitive governor's race

May. 18, 2022 21:08 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gubernatorial elections in Oregon usually result in victories for the Democrats, but this November's contest is setting up to be a competitive and contentious three-way race. Former Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek won the Democratic nomination for Oregon...

Blurry ballot barcodes delay Oregon House primary results

May. 18, 2022 20:12 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The fate of seven-term incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader hung in the balance Wednesday as elections officials in Oregon's third-largest county scrambled to tally tens of thousands of ballots with blurry barcodes that were being rejected by vote-counting machines....

County that's home to Portland elects first female sheriff

May. 18, 2022 16:12 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Voters in Multnomah County, home to Portland, Oregon, have elected a female sheriff for the first time in history. Current Undersheriff Nicole Morrisey O’Donnell, a 26-year veteran of the agency, handily won the top job with two-thirds of the vote and will...

Inmate stopped from escaping through hospital ceiling tiles

May. 18, 2022 09:47 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Corrections workers in Maine thwarted an attempt by an inmate to escape from custody through bathroom ceiling tiles when he was at a hospital. The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said the inmate tried to climb through the ceiling tiles at Maine Medical...

Kotek wins Democratic nod in Oregon governor's race

May. 18, 2022 01:46 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Former Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek on Tuesday won the Democratic gubernatorial primary, beating state Treasurer Tobias Read in a victory for the party’s progressive wing. With current Gov. Kate Brown, a progressive Democrat, term limited the state's...