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DEL NORTE COUNTY - There is a new sheriff in town. Crescent City Police Sergeant Erik Apperson beat out incumbent Dean Wilson in the race for Del Norte County Sheriff by a 10 percent lead. And local attorney Darren Mcelfresh beat out incumbent Judge Chris Doehle for Superior Court Judge.

But the ballot item that’s still at play the day after Election Day: Measure F.

The measure...

Oregon-Voters in the state of Oregon have approved the recreational use of marijuana.

Voters approved the measure by 11 percent Tuesday. Measure 91, legalized the use of cannabis for people 21 years of age or older. Adults that age will be able to have over eight ounces of dried 'bud' and grow up to four plants.

The tax revenue generated will go toward supporting schools, law...

EUREKA- Workers will not see an increase in minimum wage after Eureka's Fair Wage Act, Measure R, was struck down Tuesday. The initiative failed by 24 percent of votes.

The plan would have raised minimum wage from $9 to $12 an hour.

Proponents of the initiative said the boost would give minimum wage workers a higher standard of living and boost the local economy. However, those...

EUREKA- The Eureka City Council Ward 3 race is tight, while Ward 5 has a more than 20 percent difference between the two candidates.

Incumbent Council Member Mike Newman currently leads Kim Bergel by just over 100 votes.  However, election officials say there are about 750 Eureka City ballots that have not been counted yet. Newman took steps as a council member to consolidate different...

EUREKA- A nearly $50 million bond measure for facility upgrades in Eureka City Schools is currently on pace to be approved. The “Yes on S” Campaign Chair, Gregg Gardiner, says he is optimistic more than 55 percent of voters will have supported the measure when results are official.

"Roughly, we have another 2,500 to 3,000 votes out there yet to count.  We're hoping those percentages...

EUREKA- An ordinance intended to reduce underage drinking in Eureka has been passed by the city council.

The ordinance would impose escalating fines on adults found responsible for allowing underage drinking, like the host of a party. Landlords or homeowners would not necessarily be subject to penalties. Fines start at $250 for the first offense, but violators may also have to pay for...

EUREKA CITY COUNCIL
Ward 3
 
KIM BERGEL                                  49%
MIKE NEWMAN(I)                           51%
 
100% Precincts Reporting
*Too close to call. Newman has 100 vote lead over Bergel
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EUREKA – “I'm at a point where I have a lot of things I want to do on my own. My friends tell me that when you're retired, everyday is Saturday. I'm really looking forward to that,” Carolyn Crnich, Registrar of Voters, said.

Carolyn Crnich is retiring after more than 30 years of service to our county. During her time at the Elections Office, she has made some great strides. She’s helped...

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