WASHINGTON, D.C. — Improvements in health care costs have extended the life of Medicare’s main trust fund by four years, the annual report of the Social Security and Medicare trustees said Monday, a further sign of the positive effect of lower medical inflation.
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State Sen. Pam Roach, R-Auburn, agreed Saturday to pay back more than $4,500 to the state for improperly charging taxpayers for mileage to pick up mail at a post-office box where she received both official and campaign mail.
More than a third of adults have smoked it — including the last three presidents. Dozens of songs and movies have been made about it.
EAST WENATCHEE — A grandfather woke up about 2:45 a.m. Sunday to sounds of a fire and got everyone out of an Eastside house safely.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A rare bipartisan deal in Congress would spend about $17 billion to help ease U.S. military veterans’ long waits for medical care.
EPHRATA, Wash. — An inmate who managed to escape from the Grant County jail on Sunday morning was apprehended about 21/2 hours later, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office reported Sunday afternoon.
A surge in oil trains hauling North Dakota’s energy bonanza is interfering with grain shipments to Pacific Northwest ports, prompting fears of a chronic crisis in which railcars carrying fossil fuels crowd out other products and disrupt exports.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Some higher income families would be eligible to receive a child tax credit on their federal returns under a bill approved in the House last week.
A train carrying nearly 100 cars of crude oil went off the track under the Magnolia Bridge in Seattle early Thursday. Nobody was hurt, no oil leaked and there was no threat to the public when five of the train’s 102 cars went off the track about 2 a.m., said BNSF Railway spokesman Gus Melonas.
Washington and Oregon lawmakers hope to prohibit offshore oil and gas drilling in an effort to protect local economies.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A bid by Democrats to negate the Supreme Court ruling in the Hobby Lobby case on insurance coverage for birth control was blocked in the U.S. Senate last week.
Businesses affected by recent wildfires can request filing extensions for their state business taxes.
Billy Joel, the regular guy from Long Island who insists he’s not a very good piano player, will be next recipient of the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, the U.S. Library of Congress announced Tuesday.
“The Purge: Anarchy” is about as subtle as a sledgehammer. And, often, as effective.
A man was shot dead by Kent police early Sunday afternoon in a shootout near a hotel in the north end of the city.