Cops in Idaho murder case probing similar Oregon attack

Cops investigating the brutal murder of four University of Idaho students are investigating possible links to a deadly stabbing attack on a sleeping couple in Oregon. Moscow Police Chief James Frye was asked on Wednesday if his officers were “investigating a possible connection” to the “unsolved double stabbing” of Travis and Jamilyn Juetten about 400 … Read more

Ben Simmons, stats, box score, Brooklyn Nets vs Memphis Grizzlies, return from injury, reaction

The Brooklyn Nets’ message had always been simple – just give Ben Simmons time. It hadn’t always been that simple though, with Kyrie Irving suspended and Brooklyn desperately needing the old-time Simmons to emerge. But with Irving back in the lineup on Monday, Simmons put on his best performance as a Net, scoring 22 points … Read more

‘Momentous:’ Feds advance largest dam demolition in history

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — U.S. regulators on Thursday approved a plan to demolish four dams on a California river and opening up hundreds of miles of salmon habitat, which would be the largest dam removal and river restoration project in the world when it comes to fruition. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s unanimous vote on … Read more

Five uncalled races to watch in the battle for the House

This month’s surprising midterm elections have everyone on edge, with voters across the country waiting to see who will control the House in the next Congress. A week after Election Day, the balance of power in the House remains unknown, with 212 seats in the GOP column, 204 in the Democratic column and 218 needed … Read more

Republican Chavez-DeRemer defeats progressive who took down Biden-backed Oregon Democrat

Republican Lori Chavez-DeRemer is expected to have won the race to represent Oregon’s 5th congressional district on Tuesday, beating progressive Democrat Jamie McLeod-Skinner. The Associated Press called the race Sunday afternoon, making Chavez-DeRemer the first Latina congresswoman from Oregon. The seat is also another crucial element for Republicans as they inch closer to controlling the … Read more

Colorado voters decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms

DENVER (AP) — Colorado voters have passed a ballot initiative to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms for people 21 and older and create state-regulated “healing centers” where participants can experience the drug. under surveillance. Colorado becomes the second state, after Oregon, vote to establish a regulated system for substances like psilocybin and psilocin, the hallucinogens found in … Read more

Why AP called the Oregon governor race for Tina Kotek

WASHINGTON (AP) — There is no indication that Republican Christina Drazan has improved her vote tally in recent days, which would have allowed her to overtake Democrat Tina Kotek in the race for governor of Oregon. That’s what led the AP to call the race Thursday night for Kotek over Drazan and unaffiliated contestant Betsy … Read more

2 days after U.S. midterms, here are the key races yet to be decided — and why – National

Two days after polls closed in the US midterm elections, a number of close races are still undecided and congressional scrutiny remains up in the air. Thousands of ballots have yet to be counted in some of the nation’s most watched contests, in which Democratic and Republican candidates are neck and neck. In addition to … Read more

4 U.S. states vote to ban slavery in all forms. Louisiana votes to keep it – National

Voters in Alabama, Oregon, Tennessee and Vermont officially abolished slavery in all its forms by voting to amend their states’ constitutions, removing a legal exception that still allowed slavery and servitude involuntary as forms of punishment for crimes. The initiatives on Tuesday’s ballot do not force immediate changes in state prisons, where inmate labor continues … Read more

Kirk Herbstreit updates top-six with an interesting team at No. 4

Kirk Herbstreit, ESPN college football analyst updated their top six rankings following a crazy week 10. (Rankings below). Saturday included Georgia’s win over Tennessee, LSU’s 32-31 overtime win over Alabama and Notre Dame’s outright loss to the Clemson Tigers. In Herbstreit’s top six, I don’t expect anyone to question teams 1-3. But it’s at number … Read more