Sikhs donate to Oso during their holiest day
On the holiest day in the calendar of the Sikh faith, the members of the Guru Nanak Sikh Temple in Marysville demonstrated one of the central tenets of their religion - that of charity toward others, regardless of their backgrounds - by raising $4,100 and presenting it to Snohomish County Executive John Lovick on Sunday, April 13, the Marysville ... (more)
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Thu Apr 17, 2014
Senator Cantwell calls Tri-Cities 'hub of innovation'
Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., promoted federal programs that can assist small businesses Thursday in Pasco, calling the Tri-Cities a "hub of innovation."
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
Why is small business lending down in Vancouver? Cantwell wants to know
Sen. Maria Cantwell held a field hearing in Vancouver on Wednesday to listen to testimony about the low utilization of Small Business Administration loans in southwest Washington.
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Islanders join in effort at Oso slide
Following one of the deadliest natural disasters in state history, several Vashon residents have joined in the large response effort at the Oso landslide.
Journal of the San Juans
Tug-of-war over Navy jet noise aired in D.C.
As the Navy moves toward preparing an environmental impact statement to justify its continued training and testing of a growing fleet of jet aircraft at two airfields on Whidbey Island, San Juan and Lopez islanders living within easy earshot of NAS Whidbey are raising their voices to express concerns about their quality of life .
Build icebreakers to protect U.S. interests in the Arctic
Republicans in Congress are toting extra heavy campaign baggage as they head into the 2014 election season, and look beyond to 2016.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
President signs bill protecting Wash. landmark
Members of Washington's congressional delegation say President Obama has signed legislation protecting the popular Green Mountain Lookout in the Glacier Peak Wilderness.
Cantwell to visit Vancouver on Wednesday, focus on small businesses
Sen. Maria Cantwell, will host a field hearing of the Senate Small Business Committee at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Vancouver City Hall, 415 W. Sixth St. The senator, a Democrat, was appointed chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship in February.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
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Beltran kicks off campaign for Congress
Another candidate is eyeing Doc Hastings' seat in Congress. Democrat Estakio Beltran kicked off his bid in Downtown Yakima Thursday.
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
From the White House to the outhouse? No, just the Small Business Committee
SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet testifies about her agency's budget request before the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee.
U.S. senators ask for more spending on federal inspections of crude-oil trains
Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash, is one of a group of senators who are calling for more funding of rail car inspections carrying crude oil.
Democrat to run for Hastings' seat
Estakio Beltran, a former staffer for Sen. Maria Cantwell, plans to kick off his campaign for the congressional seat of U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings on Thursday in Yakima.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
'Equal Pay Day' divides Washington women in Congress
Women in America's work force earn on the average 77 cents for every dollar paid to their male counterparts, with African-American women and Latinas lagging further behind, which prompted the White House and Democrats in Congress to proclaim Tuesday as "Equal Pay Day" in Washington, D.C. Sen. Maria Cantwell: Right now, one third of families headed ... (more)
Washington salmon industry relieved as Alaska mine investor drops out
Many of the fishing boats operating in Alaska's Bristol Bay are based in Seattle or sell their catch to Seattle-based processors.
Inslee says Obama visit to mudslide will strengthen recovery
The president will be coming just a month after the half-square-mile slide buried a neighborhood near Oso, blocked state Route 530, and turned a half-hour commute upstream from Arlington to Darrington into a two-hour journey.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
Congress votes to save Green Mountain Lookout
Congress has agreed to save the Green Mountain Lookout near Darrington in Snohomish County, permanently blocking a federal judge's order to remove the popular hiking destination in the remote Glacier Peak Wilderness.
Mining giant quits controversial Bristol Bay project in Alaska
Aerial view of site for giant proposed Pebble Mine near Bristol Bay in Alaska. Frying Pan Lake, pictured here, would disappear beneath a giant pile of tailings.