A gas station attendant pumps gas in Portland, March 23, 2012 (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Pacific Northwest gas prices jump

In just one week, the average price of a gallon of gas rose 26 cents to $3.92. That's 34 cents higher than the national average.

FILE - A protestor with a banner interrupts a City Council vote on whether to add fluoride to city water in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

Voting low in special election so far

Only 11 percent of Multnomah County voters have mailed in their ballots so far. That's a surprisingly low return rate, given the highly visi…