51 min ago
Capitol Hill appalled by sex-case data
After new accounts of retaliation against troops who report sexual assault emerged in a San Antonio Express-News series this week, Washington lawmakers and advocates condemned the military's handling of the issue and expressed growing urgency for reform.
4 hrs ago
The Huffington Post
Senate Confirms Key Obama Nominee As Filibuster Fight Looms
The Senate on Thursday unanimously confirmed key Obama nominee Sri Srinivasan to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, a vote that comes amid tensions surrounding a potential Senate showdown on filibuster reform this summer.
9 hrs ago
The Washington Post
Tea Party Senators jump the shark
This is really remarkable stuff, and again goes to a basic fact about today's politics, which is that Tea Party lawmakers have - willfully, it seems - decided that they no longer have any obligation to engage in basic governing.
14 hrs ago
Hampton Roads Daily Press
Army sergeant accused of videotaping female cadets
An Army sergeant at the Military Academy has been accused of videotaping female cadets in the showers a West Point , a defense official said on Wednesday, the latest in a series of sex-related incidents that has rocked the armed forces.
Wed May 22, 2013
Greens to Corps: 'Comprehensive' coal study a must
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers must undertake a comprehensive, region-wide study of all possible impacts of three remaining proposals to export coal from Wyoming and Montana out of Northwest ports to China, public health and environmental groups said Wednesday in a petition filed with the Corps.
Sen. Murray demands briefing from high-ranking USAF officials on tanker basing decision
U.S. Senator and Bothell resident Patty Murray demanded a formal briefing today from high-ranking United States Air Force officials on the decision-making process for basing the KC-46A tanker program.
Tue May 21, 2013
McCain bucks party by objecting to restrictions on budget conferees
Sen. John McCain bucked members of his own party Tuesday by objecting to a GOP request to prohibit budget committee conferees from raising the debt ceiling.
Sat May 18, 2013
Facing A Problem Of Community In Governance
At church the other morning, the pastor's sermon was about community. She asked us to look at what kind of relationship we had with others in the community.
Ben Franklin Transit's electric bus to hit Tri-City streets
The bus, which will hit the streets this summer, can go more than 130 miles on a single charge, said Dick Ciccone, Ben Franklin’s manager of fleet, facilities and special projects.
Fri May 17, 2013
Marine Corps Times
Questions of independent prosecution hang over sex assault legislation
Lawmakers are wrestling with changes in the military justice system to improve investigation and prosecution of rape and sexual assault cases, with a push toward handling have sex crimes handled outside the normal chain of command.
Thu May 16, 2013
B Reactor park bill passes Senate committee
Senators on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee left the floor of the Senate briefly this afternoon and approved the bill to create a new Manhattan Project National Historical Park, according to Sen.
Wed May 15, 2013
NIH Saves Lives: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Calls on Congress to Restore Full Funding
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center , one of the nation's top cancer research and prevention centers and pioneer of bone marrow and stem cell transplantation, today called on Congress to support restoring full funding to the National Institutes of Health , which supports pioneering research that saves lives.
7 Ways Washington May Affect Small Business This Year
Did you hear? The IRS targeted conservative groups that were seeking tax exempt status.
Letter: Lower age limit for Plan B pill robbing girls of childhood
How disturbing to hear the recent news regarding the Plan B One-Step pill. This "morning-after" pill was previously available to buyers 17 or older and was kept behind pharmacy counters.
Lawmakers outraged over another military sex case
Motorists are advised that the northbound Wantagh State Parkway will be closed each day between 6:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. beginning Wednesday May 15, through Friday May 17, between Ocean Parkway and Merrick Road, weather permitting.
Tue May 14, 2013
National Public Radio
Member Of Fort Hood Sexual Assault Response Team Accused Of Abuse
An Army sergeant who was part of the Fort Hood, Texas, sexual-assault response office is under investigation for abusive sexual contact.
Mon May 13, 2013
The Challenges Facing Female Veterans And Greendays Gardening Panel
The Challenges Facing Female Veterans Women comprise 14 percent of the military, but VA hospital services and the military system are still primarily male-oriented. Seattle US Marine veteran, Angela Arellano, and local post-traumatic stress disorder expert, Bridget Cantrell , appear in a new documentary by independent filmmaker Marcia Rock called ... (more)
Young Leader Hilda Thompson to Vie for LFP Council Seat
Hilda Thompson, a 22-year-old Lake Forest Park resident, hopes to be counted among the ranks of the youngest LFP Council members.
GOP's Turn to Make Dems Wait as Budget Conference Committee Stalled
Congressional Republicans are blocking negotiations over a 2014 federal budget agreement because they fear it might result in further tax increases and a hike in the federal debt ceiling.
The News Tribune
Military must do more to address sexual-assault crisis
Nothing better sums up the military's problem regarding sexual assault than the mug shot of Lt.