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Oregonians could be voting in two years on whether they want to remain a part of the United States. Sponsors of an initiative petition called the Oregon Secession Act submitted the initial paperwork just after Tuesday's election results became known.

David Hyde speaks with Vox climate politics reporter David Roberts about why many on the left opposed a Washington state carbon tax initiative, even though that put them on the same side as the energy industry.

Seattle students brought a lot of questions and concerns to school the day after the election. KUOW Education Reporter Ann Dornfeld visited one high school to find out how the staff is helping students make sense of the election – while still trying to process the vote themselves.

Air Force veteran Katherine Pratt in front of an F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Pratt's detachment was responsible for the operational tests.
Courtesy of Katherine Pratt

For some military service members returning to civilian life can be disorienting. The Native American community is reaching out to help vets with a modern day version of an ancient ceremony known as “calling home.”

Undocumented mother and daughter Evelyn Guzman and Alejandra Perez say a new president brings uncertainly to their lives in the U.S.
KUOW Photo/Liz Jones

Throughout his campaign, Donald Trump called for tougher immigration policies. The stakes are high for unauthorized immigrants in the Northwest.

Will the Affordable Care Act become history under the Trump Administration? Republicans want to see it go or replaced with something else. But some people, like Harriet Prudhomme , worry about what’s going to happen if it does.

Seattle police shut down Third Avenue after five people were shot.
KUOW Photo/Kate Walters

Five people were shot in downtown Seattle Wednesday night, with the shooter still at large late in the evening. The shooting happened outside a convenience store at Third Avenue and Pine Street, near the site of an anti-Trump protest. Crowds of people turned out across Seattle to protest against president elect Donald Trump. But Seattle Police Department spokesman Sean Whitcomb said the shooting was not related.

Americans are taking in the outcome of a hard-fought battle for the White House and there’s no argument the race was fierce. That was also the case at an entirely different kind of contest in Spokane last weekend, where the only thing stiffer than the competition were the whiskers.

Washington voters gave an overwhelming thumbs down Tuesday to a citizen initiative to impose a direct tax on carbon emissions. But that doesn't look to be the end of the story on regulating global warming pollution at the state level.

Even though party control isn't shifting at the Oregon State Capitol, there will be a lot of new faces. Nearly a quarter of Oregon House members decided not to seek re-election this year. But very few seats in the Oregon Legislature changed party hands during Tuesday's election.

Newly elected U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal and Seattle City Councilmember Lorena Gonzalez share a hug on the day after Trump was elected U.S. President.
KUOW Photo/Joshua McNichols

The day after the election, local politicians in the Seattle area tried to rally their bases around northwest progressive values.

One person who’s celebrating the election of Donald Trump is his Washington state director. And Republican state Sen. Don Benton said he was confident Trump would win. But to those who are dismayed, Benton has a message.

If there was a “Trump effect” in Washington state, it showed up in four mostly rural western Washington counties. Mason, Grays Harbor, Pacific and Cowlitz counties went for President Obama in 2012. But Donald Trump managed to flip them.

Activists with the Portland Climate Action Coalition are putting the finishing touches on an old school bus they purchased and renovated to serve as a shelter and medical facility for oil pipeline protesters at the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota. They plan to deliver the bus newly equipped with bunk beds, a heater, insulation and medical supplies to the protest site next week. The groups raised more than $15,000 for the project through GoFundMe . Dozens of volunteers worked long...

Wednesday many people who were “with” Hillary Clinton are talking in hushed conversations over cube walls and giving each other hugs. Some had trouble keeping their focus, like one college senior in Richland, Washington. The 23-year-old is a U.S. citizen, born in eastern Oregon. But says she grew up in fear of her mother being deported because she is an undocumented immigrant from Mexico.

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