WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Representatives Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., and Jim Renacci, R-Ohio, introduced a bipartisan bill to fix the commission charged with enforcing federal election laws. The Restoring Integrity to America’s Elections Act would reform the Federal Election Commission so it can more effectively carry out its original mission to oversee campaign finance laws. Representatives Lou Barletta, R-Penn., and John Carney, D-Del., are also original co-sponsors of the bill.
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EDITOR’S NOTE: The listing of the northern spotted owl as a threatened species, bringing curbs to the forest-products industry like none before, is 25 years old this week. This second second story in the two-part series continues a statistical examination of the listing’s impact on the Olympic Peninsula economy.
The algae bloom that began earlier this year and shut down several shellfish fisheries along the West Coast has grown into the largest and most severe in at least a decade, researchers say.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The listing of the northern spotted owl as a threatened species, bringing curbs to the forest-products industry like none before, is 25 years old this week. This first story in a two-part series begins a statistical examination of the listing’s impact on the Olympic Peninsula economy.
An alliance of businesses, labor unions, cities, counties and political leaders from around the state on Tuesday urged the governor and lawmakers to pass a transportation package
OLYMPIA — With less than a week left in the special session and eight days before a budget stalemate could cause a partial state shutdown, Washington House Democrats released a budget proposal that would give raises to state workers and public school employees, spend more on mental health, freeze tuition this year at state colleges and reduce the number of students in kindergarten through third-grade classes, all without raising taxes.
BELLINGHAM — People at an invitation-only meeting hosted by pro-business groups on Monday, June 22, heard a message most of them agreed with.
Yet another sampling of marijuana products has found inaccurate labeling of potency.
SEQUIM — If a state budget is not finalized by June 30, state parks will close to the public beginning July 1 — forcing campers with Fourth of July plans to head elsewhere.
Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Wash., talked about businesses and jobs with locals while being honored by the national and local chambers of commerce Monday.
Call him Lt. Col. Braun-Doom.
Elson Floyd, the beloved president of Washington State University who fought successfully for WSU to have its own medical school even as he himself was ill with cancer, died Saturday.
OLYMPIA — It didn’t take long Friday for a bubble of optimism about a budget deal to be burst, stoking concern about a possible partial government shutdown in 10 days.
The Department of Energy should not be given additional time to meet a court-enforced consent decree deadline to have the next group of Hanford waste tanks emptied, Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Monday.
OLYMPIA — Washington’s capital in 2015 has lots in common with Chicago during the Civil War.