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Paul Patu performs hip-hop music with the theme of "Drop The Vote," Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, outside a voting center in Seattle where people can drop off ballots or get help registering to vote or obtaining their ballots. Patu is the executive director of the Seattle-based organization Urban Family, who came up with the Drop The Vote campaign to encourage and educate voters from underserved communities. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Washington races: Heck leading for Lt. governor; Wyman holding onto seat

Paul Patu performs hip-hop music with the theme of "Drop The Vote," Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, outside a voting center in Seattle where people can drop off ballots or get help registering to vote or obtaining their ballots. Patu is the executive director of the Seattle-based organization Urban Family, who came up with the Drop The Vote campaign to encourage and educate voters from underserved communities. (AP Photo/Ted S.

November 3, 2020, 9:33pm Election

OLYMPIA — Washington voters weighed in on a number of races Tuesday, including more than 60 percent voting in favor of Democratic former Vice President Joe Biden over Republican President Donald Trump. Read story

Courtney Normand, director of the Planned Parenthood-affiliated political group Safe & Healthy Youth Washington that is supporting a sex education requirement for public schools, poses for a photo Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Arlington, Wash. Democrats in the famously liberal state say they want to protect young people from sexual abuse, diseases and infections. But the increasingly outnumbered and aggrieved Republicans have taken issue with the content of the standards as they rally for local control. The resulting referendum on the November ballot marks the first time in the country that such a decision on sex ed will be decided by voters.

Washington’s sex ed measure leading in early returns

Courtney Normand, director of the Planned Parenthood-affiliated political group Safe & Healthy Youth Washington that is supporting a sex education requirement for public schools, poses for a photo Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Arlington, Wash. Democrats in the famously liberal state say they want to protect young people from sexual abuse, diseases and infections. But the increasingly outnumbered and aggrieved Republicans have taken issue with the content of the standards as they rally for local control. The resulting referendum on the November ballot marks the first time in the country that such a decision on sex ed will be decided by voters.

November 3, 2020, 9:32pm Election

SEATTLE — The fate of sex education in Washington’s only statewide ballot measure in the November election was too early to call, though Referendum 90 was leading in initial returns. Read story

Washougal proposals leading in early returns

November 3, 2020, 9:31pm Clark County News

Two ballot Washougal ballot propositions were leading Tuesday night. Read story

Clark County charter panel may include familiar faces

November 3, 2020, 9:26pm Clark County News

Clark County’s home-rule charter will be reviewed by a panel of people that largely have ties to local government or the Democratic party, according to Tuesday’s preliminary election results. Read story

A long line stretches down Mill Plain Boulevard as voters wait to enter at the Clark County Elections Office in Vancouver on Tuesday afternoon.

Clark County residents make voices heard, vote

A long line stretches down Mill Plain Boulevard as voters wait to enter at the Clark County Elections Office in Vancouver on Tuesday afternoon.

November 3, 2020, 8:57pm Clark County News

Eyebrow-raising turnout figures this election cycle began before the Aug. 4 primary, and they never slacked. Read story

Oregon becomes first state to legalize psychedelic mushrooms

November 3, 2020, 8:50pm Election

Oregon will become the first state in the county to legalize psilocybin Tuesday with the passage of Measure 109. Read story

Oregon decriminalizes possession of street drugs, becoming first in nation

November 3, 2020, 8:50pm Election

Oregon made history Tuesday in the movement to reconsider the nation’s war on drugs by becoming the first state to decriminalize small amounts of heroin and other street drugs. Read story

Vancouver resident Melissa Taylor keeps her concentration as she joins fellow residents while voting at the Clark County Elections Office on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 3, 2020.

First results: Herrera Beutler leads Long; Kraft trails

Vancouver resident Melissa Taylor keeps her concentration as she joins fellow residents while voting at the Clark County Elections Office on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 3, 2020.

November 3, 2020, 8:21pm Clark County News

In an era when some citizens are ardently demanding change, Clark County voters have widely re-elected incumbents, according to the first batch of results released Tuesday evening. Read story

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee a Democrat, is being challenged by Republican Loren Culp, police chief of Republic. (Ted S.

Jay Inslee wins 3rd term as Washington governor

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee a Democrat, is being challenged by Republican Loren Culp, police chief of Republic. (Ted S.

November 3, 2020, 8:19pm Election

OLYMPIA — Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee has been elected to a third term in Washington state, beating Republican challenger Loren Culp. Read story

People march on the night of the election, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Portland, Ore.

Several arrested in Pacific Northwest Election Day protests

People march on the night of the election, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Portland, Ore.

November 3, 2020, 8:01pm Election

PORTLAND — Hundreds were marching in demonstrations in Portland and in Seattle on Tuesday, Election, Day, and several were arrested as authorities said they were prepared for unrest. Read story