3 hrs ago
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.
13 hrs ago
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."
Fri Sep 12, 2014
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.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
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.
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.
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.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
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.
Mon Sep 01, 2014
Senator targets small business loan gender gap
Senator targets small business loan gender gap Women still have a hard time getting small business loans.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
The Miami Herald
Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul.
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.
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.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
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.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
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.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
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.
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 .