Four More Years for President Obama

By Rene Marsh CHICAGO, Ill. (CNN) It will be four more years for President Barack Obama. The President accepted the win from his home state of Chicago. Newly re-elected Obama must tackle problems like the looming fiscal cliff, but before getting back to work he celebrated in Chicago at his election headquarters. An electrified crowd … Continue reading »

Springfield Park Bond Passes

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Willamalane’s Measure 20-199 is asking voters for $20 million to improve 10 Springfield parks. Voters decided to pass the bond, 51 percent to 49 percent. Supporters say they put a lot of thought into this issue and really stepped up efforts to get it passed, including picketing during morning and evening drive … Continue reading »

Voters Pass Street Repair Bond

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene voters said yes to an extension of a 2008 bond that will fix city streets. Although support from the community was expected on this one, Mayor Kitty Piercy says she is extremely grateful to voters. The $43 million bond is basically an extension of one that was passed in 2008. City … Continue reading »

Residents Vote to Support Bethel Schools

EUGENE, Ore. — If anything’s crystal clear, it’s that voters in the Bethel area support their schools. Measure 20-209, a bond measure aimed at fixing up the district’s schools and buying new textbooks, passed handily. Supporters knocked on about 5,000 doors campaigning for the issue and, apparently, won voters over. “This is a community effort. … Continue reading »

Voters Turn Out for Election

EUGENE, Ore. — In just a few short hours, the state and nation will get a glimpse of its future as the deadline to cast your vote closes in. Voters came by bike, by car and even on foot to cast the votes that would determine the leadership and fate of the nation. As to … Continue reading »

Oakridge Measures Could Bring Big Change

OAKRIDGE, Ore. — Of all of the city measures local residents are voting on Tuesday, the three items on the Oakridge ballot might spur the most change. Residents suggested the three measures after a $400,000 financial debacle shook the Lane County town last year. After a complicated year at Oakridge City Hall, residents now have … Continue reading »

NYC to Relocate Poling Locations

(CNN) — New York City will relocate or combine some polling places on Tuesday because of Sandy’s damage, according to the city’s election officials. Many areas still don’t have power, which could mean trouble with electronic voting machines. And some people say they’re worried about turnout, since storm victims are likely more focused on the … Continue reading »

Benton County to Vote on Tax Levy

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Benton County voters will be making a big decision on whether they want to continue to help fund critical services. They already approved a property tax levy in 2007. Now, they are being asked to renew it. It helps fund public safety as well as the health department. The levy helps fund … Continue reading »

Students Vote in Mock Election

EUGENE, Ore. — Students at South Eugene High School got a first-hand look at how the election process runs Thursday. They took part in a mock election. Here’s a quick rundown of how the students voted: -President Obama beat Mitt Romney–7 to 1. -Peter DeFazio held on to his seat with a 10-to-1 margin. -Students … Continue reading »

Election 2012: Willamalane Parks Bond

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — One of the issues on November’s ballot Springfield voters will decide is if they want to pay for several projects at local parks. It’s asking voters for $20 million over 20 years Willamalane gathered input from more than 2,000 community members to help it prioritize projects. One of the projects is to … Continue reading »

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