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Daily Troll: Newhouse gets McKenna backing. White Center health...
Daily Troll: Newhouse gets McKenna backing. White Center health clinic gets a save.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Reducing Renewable Energy Threats to Wildlife
The Energy Department is spending millions of dollars to figure out how to protect wildlife from renewable energy technology, following reports of birds and bats injured or killed at solar and wind sites. Last week, the department announced it would give $1.1 million to the Biodiversity Research Institute of Gorham in Maine and First Wind to refine a three dimensional camera system to evaluate eagle and bat flight behavior around wind turbines.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Palin endorses Didier in 4th District race
Former Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin has endorsed Clint Didier in his bid to represent Central Washington's 4th Congressional District. A post on Palin's Facebook page says "Clint will fight for farmers, for lower taxes, and less government.
Interior watchdog accused of withholding information from Congress
Republicans on the House Natural Resources Committee accused the Interior Department's Office of Inspector General of withholding information about a rule on mountaintop removal mining. The OIG gave Congress a heavily redacted report last year on the department's stream buffer zone rule, which it is writing to protect streams, fish and wildlife from the controversial mining technique.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Lawmakers clash over transparency at wildlife agency
House Republicans clashed with Democrats Wednesday over what the GOP sees as obstruction by the Fish and Wildlife Service of its investigations. Democrats used the hearing of the Natural Resources Committee to blast their colleagues for wasting FWS and Interior Department resources with the investigations.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
US House race in Washington lacks a Democrat
For the first time in state history, the general election for a U.S. House seat features two Republicans and no Democrat. That's because the two Republicans in the 4th Congressional District received the most votes in the August primary under the state's system in which the top two vote-getters advance, regardless of party.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
Fighting Pot Lawsuit Is "What The People Want" In Kennewick
As the holders of a lottery won pot business license file the paperwork and prepare to fight the City of Kennewick, the city says it's ready to fight back. Ever since Initiative 502 passed in Washington State, individual cities and counties have been left with some hard decisions.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Rep. Doc Hastings Endorses Dan Newhouse For Congress
Wednesday at a public meeting, retiring Congressman Doc Hastings stood with fellow Republican Dan Newhouse and endorsed him to fill the seat of U.S. Representative for Washington's 4th District.
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Hastings endorses Newhouse in 4th District race
Congressman Doc Hastings finally announced who he hopes will replace him. He threw his support behind Dan Newhouse Wednesday morning.
Didier Responds to Hastings' Endorsement of Newhouse
Washington 4th congressional district candidate Clint Didier releases a statement this morning on Rep. Doc Hastings endorsement of his opponent, Dan Newhouse, which will be made official this morning.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Doc Hastings to appear with candidate in 4th Congressional District race
U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings will make a campaign appearance Wednesday with one of the two Republicans who hope to succeed him in Washington's 4th Congressional District.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Inslee to Yakima: Don't appeal judge's ruling on Latino voters
Yakima should not appeal the ruling by a federal judge that the city has denied representation to its Latino minority by holding at-large elections for its City Council, Gov. Jay Inslee said in a letter to the Yakima City Council.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Mud, slides close roads, trap motorists in Wash.
Thunderstorms dropped heavy rain on areas of north-central Washington hard-hit by wildfires this summer, triggering flash floods and mud slides Thursday night that damaged some homes, blocked portions of at least three highways and stranded some motorists, officials said.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Letter: Federal aid needed for wildfire victims
Members of Washington state's congressional delegation are asking the federal government to reconsider a decision denying help for individuals affected by huge wildfires in Washington state.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Primary tallies spell trouble for Democrats
Inside Politics: Now that the primary dust has settled, and the vote counts are in, here's how the 2014 political landscape is shaping up.