4 hrs ago
A candidate quietude
The Washington official candidate filing week is now exactly one month away. From there, candidates in races contested by more than two people will have three months to try to pull into the win or place slots so they can advance to November.
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8 hrs ago
The Washington Post
Lame ducksa s wings not yet clipped
Just because you're leaving Congress at the end of the year doesn't mean you can shirk your sworn duties to take your spouses on enviable trips overseas.
13 hrs ago
ANKARA: Delegation Of US Representatives Visit Ankara
DELEGATION OF US REPRESENTATIVES VISIT ANKARA Daily Sabah, Turkey April 17 2014 U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Boehner meets with top Turkish officials and assures Turkey that there was no chance the Armenian genocide bill would pass by Daily Sabah ANKARA -- A delegation from the U.S. House of Representatives took part in a series of ... (more)
Thu Apr 17, 2014
Murray, Hastings call for action on Columbia River Treaty
U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Pasco, chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, leads a Congressional field hearing about the Columbia River Treaty at Pasco City Hall in this Dec. 9 file photo.
Newhouse leads fundraising in race to succeed Doc Hastings
Former state agriculture chief Dan Newhouse has emerged as the leading early fundraiser among a pack of Republicans vying to represent Central Washington's 4th Congressional District.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
St. Petersburg Times
Column: Don't roll back protections for saltwater fisheries
When I first moved to Daytona Beach in the early 1970s, it was an angler's paradise.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
'Litigious Weapon' Unchecked: GAO Finds No One's Keeping Tabs on Environmental Reviews
The Government Accountability Office found that sketchy data is being collected on lengthy and costly environmental reviews, with one administration critic saying the new report proves that the National Environmental Policy Act "has turned into a tool for delaying projects on federal lands."
GAO audit finds lack of data on environmental reviews
Federal agencies' practices regarding their obligations under the National Environmental Policy Act are inconsistent, making it difficult to analyze government-wide impacts of the environmental review process, the Government Accountability Office concluded in a Tuesday report .
4th District candidates take stage at Pasco chamber meeting
It wasn't billed as a candidate forum, but eight of the candidates seeking to replace retiring Rep. Doc Hastings spoke Monday to 95 people at a Pasco Chamber of Commerce meeting.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Big California Farmers Grease Washington for More Water
The rain didn't come to California last year, but it is was raining "Benjamins" on Capitol Hill as the Central Valley's Paramount Farm interests contributed $457,000 to Congress, and the Westlands Water District spent $1,600,000 on lobbying and outreach last year.
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House Speaker John Boehner, center, met with members of the Afghan military during his 2011 visit to Afghanistan.
John Boehner and seven GOP lawmakers back from secret Afghanistan trip
House Speaker John Boehner , R-Ohio, traveled to Kabul, Afghanistan , this past weekend with seven other House Republican lawmakers to get a first-hand look at the political situation in the country after the recent democratic elections, Boehner's office announced Monday.
Our Voice: Thumbs up for Hastings' pursuit of bladderpod documents
Thumbs up to U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings for pushing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to provided answers on the federal government's recent decision to list the White Bluffs bladderpod as a threatened species.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Candidates seeking Doc Hastings seat to speak in Pasco on Monday
Candidates seeking to replace Doc Hastings in Washington’s 4th Congressional District will speak during the Pasco Chamber of Commerce luncheon Monday.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Tragedy spurs passage of Green Mountain Lookout legislation
In the case of the Green Mountain Lookout, it took a tragedy for federal lawmakers to keep an iconic structure exactly where it is .
Wed Apr 09, 2014
Committee Approves Bill Naming Peak After Reagan
About the only thing former President Ronald Reagan doesn't have named after him is a mountain, not one recognized by the federal government anyway.
Committee approves bill naming peak after Reagan
This Dec. 17, 1981 file photo shows President Ronald Reagan pointing to a reporter for the next question during his news conference in the East Room at the White House in Washington.
Hastings issues subpoena over case
U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings has issued a subpoena seeking answers on the federal government's recent decision to list the White Bluffs bladderpod as a threatened species.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
Congress saves Green Mountain Lookout in bid to help Darrington
The Green Mountain Lookout. Greens tried to get it removed. Congress has now passed legislation to keep it in place.
Sun Apr 06, 2014
A Fair Map of Washington
After a visit to Washington over spring break, I wanted to try my best to draw a COI map of the state, which I don't believe I've seen drawn before.