Friday Jul 11
What Happened to America's Most Important Arctic Ships?
The nation's fleet of ice-cutting ships is getting older, and congressional action to modernize it isn't moving at breakneck speed.
The News Tribune
Democratic group picks Kilmer to lead its national security team
Freshman U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer gained some clout on military issues this week when a coalition of moderate Democrats picked him as co-chairman of its national security working group.
Election View: Larsen supports transportation bill as road to growing jobs
I take great pride in representing Bellingham in Congress. Not only is it the most beautiful district in the country, it is also where I was born and raised.
The Daily Bucket: The Northwest Salmon Wars: Conservationists versus Hatcheries
The Daily Bucket is a regular feature of the Backyard Science group. It is a place to note of any observations you have made of the world around you.
Citizens of Ebey's Reserve president must stay away from Realtor
Realtor Joe Mosolino, right, exits an event for U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen after what he described as an uncomfortable encounter with COER's Michael Monson.
In Our View/The Export-Import Bank: Slouching toward partisanship
There are limits to ideology, practical limits. As the Export-Import Bank, the 80-year-old institution that promotes U.S. exports, slouches toward implosion, hidebound partisans are cheering.
Airline Employment Highest Since October 2012, but Still Far Below 2007
The Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics says that U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 384,265 workers in April, making it the fifth consecutive month that full-time equivalent employment in the industry was higher than the same month a year earlier.
Don't deny state's rights to ban toxic chemicals: Washington House members
Six Washington members of Congress, in a letter released on Thursday, say a Republican-drafted bill would eliminate states' power to monitor, regulate and at times prohibit the use of toxic chemicals, both existing and newly developed.