There are 132 statewide ballot measures this year in 37 states where voters are deciding on major issues that could change the way people live their lives in the U.S. NBC News’ Hallie Jackson has more on how topics like abortion, slavery and the legalization of marijuana are some of the top subjects on ballots.
- Fox News
A federal judge will hear arguments in one of three lawsuits against Oregon's voter-approved gun control measure, which requires a permit to purchase any firearm.
- Associated Press
Midterm voters in Oregon narrowly passed one of the toughest gun control laws in the nation, buoying the hopes of gun control supporters, but the new permit-to-purchase mandate and ban on high-capacity magazines now faces a lawsuit that could put it on ice just days before it's set to take effect. A federal judge in Portland will hear oral arguments Friday on whether Measure 114, which is scheduled to go into law Dec. 8, violates Americans' constitutionally protected right to bear arms. Various other entities, including the National Rifle Association affiliate the Oregon State Shooting Association and the Second Amendment Foundation, filed legal actions this week as well, but court dates have not been set in those cases yet.
- The Columbus Dispatch
Secretary of State Frank LaRose unveiled a resolution this month that would require 60% of voters to enact citizen-initiated amendments.
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Oakland, California, voters passed a ballot measure that gives residents of the city $100 "Democracy Dollars" vouchers every two years that they can donate to local political campaigns.
- Tri-City Herald
A Herald letter writer wonders if Benton County’s public safety sales tax is worth it. | Editorial