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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...

Christine Drazan wins Republican nomination for governor in Oregon primary election.

May. 18, 2022 21:04 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Christine Drazan wins Republican nomination for governor in Oregon primary election.

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...

Former mayor's remains pulled from Willamette River

May. 18, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

YAMHILL, Ore. (AP) — A medical examiner has confirmed the human remains found inside a vehicle pulled from the Willamette River last week are those of the former mayor of Cornelius, Oregon, who had been missing for a year. The remains were confirmed to be that of 77-year-old Ralph...

Missing woman's body found in southeast Washington

May. 18, 2022 15:15 PM EDT

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — An autopsy has confirmed that a body found in southeastern Washington belongs to a Washington mother of three who had been reported missing. Yanira Cedillos was celebrating her 30th birthday before she disappeared in early March. Since then Moses Lake police...

OR revenue forecast: $2.3 billion increase, bigger rebate

May. 18, 2022 14:56 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Increased tax revenues are now predicted to deliver a record kicker rebate of $3 billion to taxpayers in 2024. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that Economist Mark McMullen on Wednesday called the latest revenue outlook for the state’s two-year budget cycle...

Midterm updates | Idaho attorney general loses GOP primary

May. 18, 2022 11:14 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho — Former U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador has won Idaho’s Republican attorney general primary, beating a longtime incumbent who had been criticized by the far right for not taking a more activist role. Labrador prevailed over Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, who was backed...

Printing errors mar mailed ballots in Oregon, Pennsylvania

May. 18, 2022 02:48 AM EDT

Printing mistakes will force local election officials in Pennsylvania and Oregon to redo thousands of mailed ballots, a laborious process that could delay results for some closely contested races in Tuesday's primaries. In Pennsylvania, where GOP primaries for governor and U.S....