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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.
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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.
Sun Apr 06, 2014
Officials visit Washington mudslide site - Sun, 06 Apr 2014 PST
Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. SEATTLE - After touring the site of the deadly Washington mudslide, Department of Homeland Security secretary Jeh Johnson said federal help will continue until "this is done."
Fri Apr 04, 2014
Cantwell calls for new investment in oil train safety
U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., on Friday led a group of senators in calling for increased federal spending to address the safety of transporting crude oil by rail, and boosting investment in inspections.
Oil train safety: Sens. Ron Wyden, Jeff Merkley call for increased spending to boost oversight
U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley met this winter with railroad companies and first responders, saying reforms are needed to address dangers in Oregon from trains hauling flammable crude oil.
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Redfin Posts Open Letter to Zillow
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Thu Apr 03, 2014
4 members of delegation ask for tax extension for victims of mudslide
Four members of Washington's congressional delegation representing Snohomish County on Thursday asked the Internal Revenue Service to extend the tax-filing deadline for victims of the mudslide in Oso.
Saving a lookout to look out for slide-stricken Darrington
The mudslide disaster along S.R. 530 has burst loose previously stalled legislation to save the 6,500-foot-high Green Mountain Lookout, on a popular trail near Darrington.
Senate Finance Committee's Wyden Vows To Renew Expired Tax Extenders For Last Time
It's the 15th time Congress has been tasked with renewing the motley and growing collection of temporary tax breaks known as the "extenders," and today the new Senate Finance Committee chair, Sen. Ron Wyden , vowed it will be the last time.