December 6, 1995 |
Two Democrats and three Republicans were vying Tuesday for the chance to replace disgraced former Sen. Bob Packwood of Oregon in a special primary that also will serve as a report card on the nation's first all-mail election for a statewide office. On the Democratic side, Rep. Ron Wyden, the leader in fund-raising, was attempting to fend off a tough challenge from Rep. Peter A. DeFazio. In the GOP contest, state Senate President Gordon Smith was favored to win against state school Supt.
November 8, 2006 |
The warm-weather system that rises from the South Pacific and roars into the cool Pacific Northwest most Novembers is known as the "Pineapple Express," but there is nothing sweet about it this year. Drenching rain, record flooding and highway-closing mudslides have wreaked havoc in western Washington and Oregon in recent days, and claimed at least one life, that of a 20-year-old elk hunter who died when his pickup truck was swept into the Cowlitz River on Monday.
January 31, 1996 |
Last-minute voters braved frigid winds and icy roads to drop off their ballots Tuesday at the close of Oregon's U.S. Senate special election, the nation's first major vote-by-mail contest and an early barometer of the 1996 political year. No results were available at press time for this edition Tuesday night.