UPDATE: Sherwood voters elected Renee Brouse to the council and again rejected recreational marijuana.

TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - PCC Board Member Valdez Bravo, center, shows the first ballot returns to College President Mark Mitsui.Early returns Tuesday night show voter approval of Portland Community College's proposed $185 million bond measure to renovate workforce training facilities throughout the district.

When polls closed Tuesday, PCC had a majority "yes" votes in Multnomah and Washington Counties — the two largest groups of voters for the vast district that covers all or parts of five counties. The measure also was passing in the northern portions of Clackamas County, and was losing badly in Columbia and Yamhill counties.

This continues the college streak of wins at the polls. Voters passed PCC's $374 million bond in 2008. This year's measure replaces a successful $144 million bond measure first OK'd in 2000.

Also Tuesday night, a proposal in Sherwood to OK the sales of recreational marijuana was going down in defeat. Meanwhile, Renee Brouse looks well-positioned to take one of several open seats on the Sherwood City Council, following two months of resignations and recalls that left the council in tatters.

Editor's note: This story reflects the initial batch of Election Night returns Tuesday, Nov. 7. For more information:

  • Voters renew PCC's $185 million bond by wide margin
  • Sherwood voters just say no (again) to marijuana
  • Brouse wins seat on Sherwood City Council
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