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Connecticut may exonerate accused witches centuries later

Feb. 01, 2023 01:18 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Decades before the infamous Salem witch trials in Massachusetts, Alse Young was killed at the gallows in Connecticut, becoming the first person on record to be executed in the American colonies for witchcraft. The Windsor town clerk registered the death on...

Homelessness: Oregon's next governor focuses on vexing issue

Nov. 17, 2022 00:43 AM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Signs of the housing crisis in Oregon are widespread: cluttered tent encampments in city parks, and along bike trails and sidewalks, as well as people living in parked recreational vehicles. Sky-high property prices and a shortage of 111,000 housing units in...

Republican candidate for Oregon governor Drazan concedes

Nov. 11, 2022 18:51 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Republican candidate for Oregon governor Christine Drazan conceded on Friday that she lost the race to Democrat Tina Kotek. Drazan said the math shows that, even with ballots remaining to be counted, she cannot win. She pointed out that Kotek has won less than...

Why AP called the Oregon governor race for Tina Kotek

Nov. 10, 2022 22:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — There were no signs that Republican Christina Drazan was improving on her vote totals over recent days that would have enabled her to overtake Democrat Tina Kotek in the Oregon governor's race. That's what led the AP to call the race Thursday night for Kotek over...

Oregon governor's race on knife's edge, too early to call

Nov. 10, 2022 00:24 AM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s gubernatorial election hung on a knife’s edge Wednesday, with the race too early to call in a state that has voted in Democratic governors since 1986. Democrat Tina Kotek was slightly ahead of Republican Christine Drazan, according to partial results...

Oregon governor's race a nail-biter, too early to call

Nov. 09, 2022 02:38 AM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's gubernatorial election, usually a shoo-in for the Democratic candidate, has turned into a nail-biter with the Republican challenger so close in initial returns that the race was too early to call Tuesday night. Democrat Tina Kotek and Republican...