8 hrs ago
National Briefs: Study says Internet aids sex trade
A study to be released today about the world's oldest profession concludes that the lucrative underground commercial sex economy in eight large U.S. metropolitan areas brings in anywhere from $40 million annually to as much as nearly $300 million.
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17 hrs ago
Obama unilaterally expands California monument land
President Obama bypassed Senate Democrats on Tuesday with an executive order designating public lands in California as part of a national monument.
21 hrs ago
How the Sage Grouse and Prairie Chicken could end the U.S. energy boom
Federal officials often use flawed or falsified data to support decisions to expand the endangered species list , according to a recently published congressional working group report.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Kennewick attorney Cicotte declares for Congressional seat
The Kennewick attorney, with his wife, Wendy, and six of their seven children behind him, began his news conference by telling reporters that his name is pronounced “sea-cot,” adding that it, “sounds a lot like Seahawk.” He said he has been endorsed by many business and political leaders, though the only one he would name was ... (more)
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Proposed 2015 Hanford budget concerns Murray, Hastings
The proposed budget includes $848 million for work assigned to the Department of Energy’s Hanford Richland Operations Office.
Washington View: California may give glimpse of our future
It's not often we get a chance to peer into the future to see the consequences of our actions.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
U.S. park losses show stupidity of shutting government
The U.S. national park system, "America's gift to the world," had 7.88 million fewer visitors and lost $414 million in visitor spending due to October's 16-day shutdown of the federal government, the U.S. Interior Dept.
The Daily Caller
McCain: no global warming action until the left supports nuclear power
Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain said that while he believes global warming is an issue, he won't make any legislative moves until the left agrees on "certain fundamentals," including support for nuclear power.
Kennewick mulls purchase of Columbia Park land
City staff and the Army Corps of Engineers have been discussing whether some of the Corps-owned park can be sold to the city.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Ramirez becomes first non-Republican in Congressional race
The first non-Republican candidate in the race to replace retiring Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Pasco, officially kicked off his campaign Sunday.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
Retirement leaves many wondering about leadership of House Natural Resources Committee
Washington state Republican Doc Hastings' decision to retire and give up his chairmanship of the House Natural Resources Committee next year has environmentalists and others worried that his replacement could be Louie Gohmert, who doesn't believe in man-made climate change.
Jamie Wheeler to run for Hastings' seat in Congress
Jamie Wheeler on Friday became the sixth Republican to toss a proverbial hat in the ring to run for Rep. Doc Hastings' seat in Congress.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
More Hanford tank concerns raised
Reviews of Hanford double-shell tanks have raised new concerns about their ability to safely contain high-level radioactive waste.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
The Miami Herald
Feds support air gun blasts to find Atlantic oil, gas
The Interior Department is endorsing seismic exploration for oil and gas in Atlantic waters, a crucial move toward starting drilling off the Carolinas, Virginia and possibly down to Florida.
Las Vegas Review Journal
GOP leader say Nevada's Tule Springs bill has merit, but also 'technical issues'
A House leader said Thursday a suddenly controversial Southern Nevada public lands bill has merit, but also technical flaws that need to be fixed before it can advance.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
The Daily Caller
Liberty Republicans grow up
It's often said that growing up involves making peace with your elders. The time spent from adolescence to adulthood is paved with the brutal realities of coming to terms with the establishment.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Rep. Dingell, Detroit's BFF, Says So Long to 'Obnoxious' Job
U.S. Representative John Dingell of Michigan announced he was leaving Congress today and decried the toxic partisanship of Washington.
Sun Feb 23, 2014
Ventura County Star
Concern swirls over next House Natural Resources Committee leader
Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash., has decided to retire and give up his chairmanship of the House Natural Resources Committee next year, leaving environmentalists worried.
Sat Feb 22, 2014
Hastings leaves strong legacy of support for Hanford
Rep. Doc Hastings speaks at the Save Our Dams Rally held on Thursday Feb. 18, 1999 at mid-span on the Cable Bridge over the Columbia River in between the cities of Kennewick and Pasco.
Our Voice: Race for 4th Congressional District sure to be a wild election
U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings' recently announced that he won't seek an 11th term and attracted more politicians than a lobbyist-sponsored open bar.