KWSO News Wed., Nov. 7, 2018

Warm Springs Public Utilities workers began repairs Tuesday on the 14-in water main line break along Shitike Creek that has caused low water pressure and water outages throughout the community since Sunday. A boil water notice was issued this week and residents are reminded that this remains in effect until further notice. Today, Warm Springs K-8 Academy and the Early Childhood Education Center have cancelled school for children. The Warm Springs Boys & Girls Club will be open for kids from 8 to 5:00 today.

Jefferson County voters turned down a five-year, $15 million Jail operations levy pretty soundly.

Oregon’s five congressional representatives were all re-elected Tuesday. The state’s lone GOP House member, Greg Walden, R-Hood River, prevailed, as did Democrats Suzanne Bonamici, Earl Blumenauer, Peter DeFazio and Kurt Schrader.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon voters weren’t afraid to say no this election as they weighed in on an array of hot-button social issues from abortion to immigration to taxes. Ballot measures to repeal the state’s first-in-the nation immigrant sanctuary law, prohibit state funding of abortions and add a ban on future grocery taxes all failed at the polls Tuesday. The only statewide ballot measure to pass was one that will make it easier for government entities to finance and build much-needed affordable housing.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jovial after winning re-election in the most expensive gubernatorial race in Oregon history, Democratic Gov. Kate Brown declared Tuesday that Oregonians’ values of inclusiveness prevailed. Nike co-founder Phil Knight donated $2.5 million to Republican candidate Knute Buehler and $1 million to the Republican Governors Association, which supported Buehler, helping push the race to its sky-high levels.

White Buffaloes Boys Soccer lost 6-0 to Woodburn in a Class 4A boys semifinal match last night. Woodburn, the No. 3 seed, is coming off two consecutive state championship seasons — at 5A. That wraps up fall sports for Madras High School.  Bring on winter sports. The basketball season starts up in three weeks with the girls playing at home on November 28, and their White Buffalo Classic, as well as a boys basketball game, November 30. Wrestlers have a meet in Bend on December 1.

A new program at Health and Human Services will address opioid abuse and addiction on the reservation. Two grants—the State Opioid Response (SOR), and the Tribal Opioid Response (TOR)—will fund this program for two years. Read more about the new program in today’s Spilyay Tymoo.

A record number of women were elected to the House on Tuesday, nearly two years after women spilled out into the streets of Washington and in cities across the country in defiance of the inauguration of President Donald Trump. The incoming class of lawmakers could have a stark impact on politics in the nation’s capital. As of this morning, voters were on track to send at least 100 women to the House, surpassing the previous record of 84. Among the new lawmakers is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a former Bernie Sanders organizer who won an upset primary victory over a senior House Democrat, will head to Congress. This year, women tied the record for most governor’s seats women have ever held — nine. This year, women not only increased their numbers, but the new class of lawmakers also includes women from a wide patchwork of backgrounds, adding to a Congress that is expected to be more diverse. Texas is set to send its first Hispanic women to Congress, as Democrats Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia both won their races. In Kansas, Sharice Davids, a Democrat running in a suburban Kansas City district, will become one of the first Native American women elected to Congress, and the first openly LGBT person to represent Kansas at the federal level. Women also reached a record number in the Senate. As of Wednesday morning, 24 women were set to serve in the Senate come January, one more woman than the current record of 23.