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15 hrs ago | HeraldNet

County gets $1.5 million grant for mudslide buyouts

The federal government is giving a $1.5 million grant to Snohomish County to assist recovery efforts following the Oso Mudslide last March. The county wants to use the money to buy out affected properties in the upper Stillaguamish Valley, but the details are still being worked out.

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Related Topix: Snohomish County, WA, Oso, WA, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

Yesterday | The Columbian

In Our View: Council Takes Wise Track

Leave it to William Shakespeare to find the best possible words. Lesser minds might have said something such as "levelheadedness must be employed when considering risky endeavors."

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Related Topix: Vancouver, WA, Construction, Tesoro, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Democrat, US Politics, US Senate, Opinion

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Women senators: No "second chance" in NFL domestic violence cases

National Football League players who violently assault a woman should not get a "second chance" to play football in the NFL, 16 women in the U.S. Senate wrote late Thursday to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The letter, signed by Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray, D-Wash., was prompted by the beating video featuring Baltimore Ravens' star Ray Rice, and controversy over whether NFL brass knew about the video when they handed Rice an initial two-game suspension.

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Related Topix: National Football League, US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News, Patty Murray

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Roll Call

As Grain Harvest Faces Freight Rail Backlog, Thune Asks Railroads To Bring In Help

Freight rail delays are hurting not only farmers trying to get their grain to market, but Minnesota taconite miners with inventories they can't ship, according to Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D- Minn., and apple and cherry marketers in Washington state, as Sen. Maria Cantwell, D- Wash., reported at Wednesday's Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing which we reported on. In an interview after the hearing, the committee's ranking Republican Sen. John Thune of South Dakota gave me his state's view of the backlogs and an idea for a short-term remedy.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Amy Klobuchar, Republican, John Thune, Agriculture, Science, Sioux City, IA

Salt Lake Tribune

Commentary: Will: Extremism in defense of re-elect...

WASHINGTON a Since Barry Goldwater, accepting the Republicans' 1964 presidential nomination, said "extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice," Democrats have been decrying Republican "extremism." Actually, although there is abundant foolishness and unseemliness in American politics, real extremism - measures or movements that menace the Constitution's architecture of ordered liberty - is rare.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Patty Murray, Democrat, Washington, Washington Government, Opinion

Wed Sep 10, 2014

The Miami Herald

Poor rail service threatens economy, shippers tell lawmakers

BNSF crude oil trains meet at Galesburg, Ill., on Aug. 31, 2014. BNSF and other railroads have struggled to keep up with freight shipments, including record grain volumes and a growing amount of crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken region.

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Related Topix: Hamberg, ND, US Politics, US News, Democrat

WTVC

Senators chide freight railroads on delays

Senators say they're skeptical that freight railroads are doing all they can do to alleviate widespread delays preventing shippers from getting their products to market. Officials representing the agriculture, auto and chemical industries told a Senate hearing Wednesday that shipping rates are 90 percent higher than in 2002 but service has drastically diminished.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News, Senator Jay Rockefeller

Brandon Sun

Senators tell railroads they need to do more to fix widespread delays in freight shipments

Senators say they're skeptical that freight railroads are doing all they can do to alleviate widespread delays preventing shippers from getting their products to market. Officials representing the agriculture, auto and chemical industries told a Senate hearing Wednesday that shipping rates are 90 per cent higher than in 2002 but service has drastically diminished.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News, Senator Jay Rockefeller

Tue Sep 09, 2014

KHQ-TV Spokane

Senator Maria Cantwell Calls for Long-Term Extension of Export-Import Bank

Nearly 85,000 jobs in Washington state could be on the line if Congress allows the Export-Import Bank to expire on September 30. The Export-Import Bank is the export credit agency for the United States, helping to finance or insure the purchase of U.S. goods by foreign customers to help American companies expand. The bank has supported more than 180 exporters in Washington state, two-thirds of which are small businesses.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Post Falls, ID

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Post and Courier

Sen. Maria Cantwell targets small-business loan gender gap

CAREER: U.S. senator since 2001, chairwoman of the Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship since February. Previously, chairwoman of the Committee on Indian Affairs.

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Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Mary Landrieu

Sat Sep 06, 2014

KKCO-TV Grand Junction

Women struggle to get business loans

Stacia Strong joined the News Team in March 2014 and is excited to get out and enjoy all the outdoor activities the western slope offers. Senator Maria Cantwell is pushing to pass the Women's Small Business Ownership Act in congress which will make it easier for women to get business loans.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News, Small Business, Personal Finance

Tue Sep 02, 2014

The Spokesman-Review

Republican legislator and obstetrician who backed state health care...

Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. As a physician, John Moyer had a soft voice and a calm bedside manner that brought thousands of Spokane's babies into the world.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, US News, Spokane, WA, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Parkinson's Disease, Health

Mon Sep 01, 2014

USA Today

Senator targets small business loan gender gap

Senator targets small business loan gender gap Women still have a hard time getting small business loans.

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Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Banking, JP Morgan Chase , Mary Landrieu

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Miami Herald

Business Highlights

Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Personal Finance, Small Business, Home, Mortgage

KEPR CBS 19

Sen. Cantwell targets small business loan gender gap

Women still have a hard time getting small business loans. Sen. Maria Cantwell is determined to close the gap.

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Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Mary Landrieu

The Miami Herald

A bio snapshot of Washington Sen. Maria Cantwell

CAREER: U.S. senator since 2001, chairwoman of the Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship since February.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Real Networks

Tue Aug 26, 2014

City Pages

MNGOP feigns outrage over lame Al Franken cone boob video

In April, then-U.S. Senate hopeful Julianne Ortman , distributed an absurd petition calling for Al Franken to apologize for a secretly recorded 2012 video showing him joking around in an Arizona driveway with traffic cones.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Blog News, US Supreme Court, Patty Murray

Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Stranger

Should Washington State Eliminate Our Statute of Limitations on Rape Charges?

Last week, Democratic nominee for Texas governor and serial badass Wendy Davis announced her desire to eliminate the statute of limitations for prosecuting cases of rape and sexual battery in Texas.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Washington

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Sens. Murray and Cantwell 'undeserving bimbos.' GOP House candidate says

Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., occasionally play on the national stage, where they have drawn the attention of a blogger who dubs himself "Mr. Conservative" and is a Republican nominee for Congress in Minnesota.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Patty Murray, Democrat, 2008 Presidential Election, George Bush

Daily Kos

Republican House candidate on female senators: 'bimbos in tennis shoes'

You really have to hand it to Republicans. Their ability to dredge up the worst sort of people to run for office just keeps getting more impressive .

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Related Topix: US News, Blog News, US Politics, US Senate, Patty Murray, Democrat, Harriet Miers

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