SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- The looming election season looks to bring a bit of deja vu to anyone who's spent some time voting in Oregon.
In the last three decades voters have decided against legalizing marijuana, building a new casino near Portland and banning gillnet fishing on the Columbia River. Variations on those ideas are among at least a half-dozen that appear to be on track to qualify for the ballot in November, and their proponents are hoping for a better outcome this time around.
Ballot measure advocates are rushing to collect last-minute signatures and turn in petition sheets to the Secretary of State's Office before a deadline Friday.
Proposals to eliminate the corporate kicker and get rid of the estate tax also report collecting thousands of signatures. `