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Election 2022: Pennsylvania, North Carolina hold key races

May. 17, 2022 15:51 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday faces the strongest test yet of his ability to shape a new generation of Republicans as voters in Pennsylvania and North Carolina decide whether to rally around his hand-picked choices for critical U.S. Senate seats. ...

Printing error affects mailed ballots in Pennsylvania county

May. 17, 2022 15:47 PM EDT

An error by a company that prints ballots for several Pennsylvania counties made thousands of mail-in ballots unreadable Tuesday as voters were deciding hotly contested primaries for governor and U.S. Senate in one of the nation's most important battleground states. Officials in...

2 Congressional races get attention in Oregon primary

May. 17, 2022 14:31 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two Congressional races are getting national attention in Oregon’s primary election Tuesday but anemic turnout in the vote-by-mail state threatens to dampen excitement around one of the nation's most expensive Democratic House races and a tight Democratic contest between a...

Moderate, progressive face off in Oregon governor primary

May. 17, 2022 11:41 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Democratic primary for Oregon governor in Tuesday's midterm elections will serve as a test between the party's moderate and progressive wings at a time when voters remain frustrated over the handling of the pandemic, the homelessness crisis, a lack of affordable housing...

2022 midterms: What to watch in primaries in 5 states

May. 17, 2022 11:24 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump's winning streak in U.S. Senate primaries is on the line Tuesday as voters in five states cast their ballots in midterm elections. Trump made bold endorsements in backing celebrity heart surgeon Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania and...

Oregon Democrat at risk as 5 states hold US House primaries

May. 17, 2022 00:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After years of irking his colleagues, a longtime moderate Democratic congressman faces his stiffest primary challenge yet in Oregon. In North Carolina, a rising Republican star beset by personal and professional scandals is looking to eke out a win in his...

Oregon leaders warn of difficult wildfire season; urge prep

May. 16, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon remains poised to see a potentially “challenging” wildfire season this summer, despite a wet and cool spring in much of western Oregon, one of the state’s top fire watchers said Monday. The rain and snow have helped to push back a fire season that...

Oregon sued over failure to provide public defenders

May. 16, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Criminal defendants in Oregon who have gone without legal representation for long periods of time amid a critical shortage of public defense attorneys filed a lawsuit Monday that alleges the state violated their constitutional right to legal counsel and a speedy trial. ...

Upstart Hokies setting sights high as ACC season winds down

May. 16, 2022 15:22 PM EDT

A traditional also-ran in Atlantic Coast Conference baseball, Virginia Tech has reached unprecedented heights and is looking for more with one week left in the regular season. The Hokies (36-11, 16-9 ACC) are coming off their first conference series win over Louisville and, at No. 3...

Buddhist chaplains on the rise in US, offering broad appeal

May. 15, 2022 08:36 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Wedged into a recliner in the corner of her assisted living apartment in Portland, Skylar Freimann, who has a terminal heart condition and pulmonary illness, anxiously eyed her newly arrived hospital bed on a recent day and worried over how she would maintain independence as...