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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...

Andrea Salinas wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Oregon's 6th Congressional District.

May. 20, 2022 15:06 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Andrea Salinas wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Oregon's 6th Congressional District.

Mike Erickson wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Oregon's 6th Congressional District.

May. 20, 2022 15:02 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Erickson wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Oregon's 6th Congressional District.

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...

Intel to build $700 million data center in Oregon

May. 19, 2022 16:01 PM EDT

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — Intel says it will build a $700 million research center in Hillsboro, Oregon, where the company will study new technologies for cooling data centers. The California-based chip maker said Thursday he new “mega lab” will investigate ways to make data...

Experts warn that drought will impact Northwest this summer

May. 19, 2022 11:56 AM EDT

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Drought is expected to impact much of the Pacific Northwest this summer, including areas in eastern Washington, southern Oregon and southern Idaho, according to climatology and water officials. A recent map from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows that about 54% of...

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...