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DOE general counsel nomination approved
The nomination of Steven Croley as Department of Energy general counsel was approved by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Tuesday.
Tue Dec 17, 2013
Budget deal set for Senate passage as Sen. Patty Murray urges more cooperation
The two-year bipartisan budget agreement, worked out by Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, easily cleared a key hurdle in the U.S. Senate and appears assured of passage.
Mon Dec 16, 2013
Wilderness: ANWR doesn't need to be saved
The Nov. 19 editorial, " Saving our last wilderness, " lauds Maria Cantwell for trying to lock up the portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge that Congress in 1980 set aside specifically for potential drilling.
Sun Dec 15, 2013
The News Journal
'Volcker rule' isn't what Paul Volcker had in mind
Last Tuesday was quite a day in Washington. Two elephant-sized policy questions - the federal budget and the Volcker Rule - were resolved by giving birth to two mice.
Fri Dec 13, 2013
The political winners of 2013 - defying gloom and gridlock
The endless partisan gridlock in Washington, D.C., and wrangling that brought Washington state close to a government shutdown, has caused a majority of people in polls to say that nation and state are on the "wrong track."
King County has too much political influence -- even King County agrees
Nearly 70 percent of Washington voters believe populous King County has too much influence in the Evergreen State, and 56 percent in King County agrees, according to a new statewide survey.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
No B Reactor national park this year
Supporters' hopes for that died early Tuesday morning when a new version of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2014 was released and it failed to include an amendment creating a new Manhattan Project National Historical Park.
Washington lawmakers ramp up the pressure to keep Boeing in the state
In a Dec. 9 letter to Boeing leadership, the bipartisan delegation that includes Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell and 10 Representatives touts the state's history with Boeing and its plans for the future.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
The Daily Troll: Patty Murray delivers on budget. Bike plan to get...
A task force led by Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Republican Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin has reached a budget deal that protects health research, Head Start, education and the Pentagon from some $65 billion in across-the-board cuts over the next two years.
The Volcker Rule Will Not Work
The tattered remains of the rule Paul Volcker envisioned will do little to stop banks from engaging in high-risk trading with FDIC-insured deposits.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Decision awaits on B Reactor's future
Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., took a moment to sit at the controls of Hanford's historic B Reactor Monday as discussions continued on the other side of the nation on a bill that could set the reactor's future.
Ridgefield Democrat announces run against Herrera Beutler
U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, from left, faces challengers Republican Michael Delevar, a Washougal airline pilot; and Democrat Bob Dingethal, executive director of the Gifford Pinchot Task Force.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Senators tour Seattle boat to study loans for new fishing fleet
U.S. Sens. Maria Cantwell and Mark Begich, from Alaska, talk with Blue North Fisheries' Kenny Down, left, and Pat Burns while standing in the processing room of a 70-year-old freezer longliner that is being rebuilt.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Guest: U.S. will lose race across the Arctic Sea without more icebreakers
A half-century after racing the Russians to the moon, the U.S. is barely suiting up in the international race to secure interests in the Arctic.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Democratic boss: Five vie for thankless job
The field of contenders for Democratic State Chair rose to five on Monday, as the party's longtime executive director Jaxon Ravens declared his candidacy.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Shop local; it has a real impact
Where you spend your money this holiday season matters a lot. Keep your dollars local and you help support your community.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Lawmakersa holiday message: a oeShop smalla
"Small business Saturday," the holiday shopping antidote to Black Friday, has won enthusiastic backing from two members of Washington's congressional delegation.
Washington, Alaska senators pave way for 4 new icebreakers
THE ONSET OF PRECIPITATION AND INCREASING WINDS WILL BRING AN END TO THE STAGNANT PATTERN.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Anchorage Daily News
Senators push for new heavy polar icebreakers
Lawmakers from Alaska and Washington have introduced language in a federal defense spending bill that would authorize the building of four new heavy polar icebreakers.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
The Huffington Post
Sandra Fluke Destroys 'Corporations Are People' Argument
Sandra Fluke, the former Georgetown University Law student who became a national face of the Affordable Care Act after Republicans denied her the right to speak on a panel, appeared on MSNBC's 'All In With Chris Hayes' on Tuesday.