(CNN) - Three states voted on referendums Tuesday on legalizing marijuana for recreational use:
Colorado passes marijuana legalization, but there's a catch
Colorado voters have approved a referendum that supports the legalization of marijuana on a recreational basis.
(CNN) – Voters in California, Indiana and Oregon can take advantage of the Columbus Day holiday to cast their ballots Monday when the three states join ten other states that already have started early voting.
That's less than a week after the first presidential debate and 29 days ahead of Election Day.
(CNN) – With 57 days until the presidential election, Mitt Romney campaigns in Ohio Monday, while his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, spends the day fund-raising on the West Coast, first in Seattle then in Portland.
Meanwhile, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden attend meetings at the White House and have no public campaign events.
Washington (CNN) – A former Oregon state senator won the state's First Congressional District special election Tuesday night - a victory that ensures a Democrat will continue to hold the House seat.
Suzanne Bonamici got 88,925 votes, finishing well ahead of Republican Rob Cornilles' 68,411 votes.FULL STORY
(CNN) - The resignation of Democratic Rep. David Wu of Oregon officially went into effect at 11:59 p.m. ET Wednesday night. He stepped down after he was accused of making unwanted sexual advances toward a fundraiser's daughter.
Wu announced last week he would resign but postponed his formal resignation until after the House voted on the debt-ceiling bill Monday.
(CNN) - Rep. David Wu of Oregon will not seek re-election and "is considering all options" regarding whether to serve out the rest of his term, Wu's communications director told CNN Monday.
"He (Wu) will consider those options and make a decision in due course," said Erik Dorey, declining to elaborate on a possible time frame.
Wu, facing mounting calls for his resignation, gave no indication Monday that he planned to step down.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Democratic Oregon Rep. David Wu has admitted to seeking medical help following a tumultuous re-election campaign last fall.
"I freely admit that it was an intense campaign, and I was not always at my best with staff or constituents. For all those moments, I wish I'd been better and I apologize," he said.
Portland, Oregon (CNN) – If 2010 truly is the year of the political outsider, then Chris Dudley should be sworn in as a the newest governor of Oregon in January of next year.
Dudley's unconventional resume is striking, even in a campaign season defined by novice politicians upending establishment figures in contest after contest.
Portland, Oregon (CNN) - Oregon's Democratic candidate for governor said Tuesday that President Obama's health care reform bill will be a "toxic" issue in 2012 unless states are given the opportunity to address the problem of rising medical costs.
(CNN) - Mitt Romney's lending of a helping hand to Republicans in Oregon brings to nearly 40 the number of states where the possible 2012 GOP presidential hopeful has assisted candidates.
The former Massachusetts governor's political action committee, Free and Strong America PAC, Tuesday announced the endorsement of four GOP candidates in Oregon, including former pro-basketball player Chris Dudley, who is the party's nominee for governor. The PAC also announced that it's contributing $17,500 to the candidates' campaigns.
"Oregon – and our nation – needs leaders who will say no to the culture of higher taxes, higher spending, and higher debt, and that is why I am proud to stand with these candidates today," said Romney, in a statement released by his PAC.