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Tuesday, October 25, 2016
The headquarters of the Democratic National Committee is seen in Washington, U.S. June 14, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

U.S. Formally Accuses Russian Hackers Of Launching Political Cyber Attacks

“These thefts and disclosures are intended to interfere with the U.S. election process,” the joint agency statement said. “However, we are not now in a position to attribute this activity to the Russian Government.”

October 7, 2016
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump holds a rally with supporters at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan, U.S. September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Lawsuit: Trump Said Anti-Mexican Remarks Are ‘Pretty Mainstream’

“I’ve tapped into something and I’ve tapped into illegal immigration,” boasted the Republican nominee in testimony for his lawsuit against a celebrity chef.

October 1, 2016
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 25, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

‘Small Government’ Republicans Want To Control D.C.’s Budget

“The current D.C. government needs to be reined in,” said House Majority Leader Paul Ryan in a statement highlighting Republican arguments in support of the bill. “We will not allow Congress and the Constitution to be undermined.”

May 26, 2016
Democracy Spring

Over 1,000 Arrests In Anti-Corruption Democracy Spring Protests

Since April 11, hundreds of protesters have stood outside the U.S. Capitol, protesting political corruption and getting arrested in scores. Over the past week, over 1,000 protesters were arrested not far from the steps of the Capitol.

April 20, 2016
Supporters of Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders listen during a Sanders rally at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington March 25, 2016. REUTERS/David Ryder

Bernie Sanders Wins Alaska, Washington, Hawaii Caucuses

Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders easily won nominating contests in Alaska, Washington and Hawaii on Saturday.

March 27, 2016
Homes are seen in Porter Ranch near the site of the Aliso Canyon storage field where gas has been leaking in Porter Ranch

How The West Was Shunned in Primary Politics

Washington will have its Democratic caucuses later this month, its Republican primary in May. Oregon doesn’t hold its primaries until May, and California’s are in early June.

March 17, 2016
A fire fighter monitors a backfire during the Rocky Fire near Clearlake, California, August 3, 2015. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

U.S. Forest Service Says Spending More Than Half Of Budget On Fires

Since 2000, at least 10 states have had their largest fires on record, the agency said.

August 5, 2015
Rachel Dolezal

Woman Resigns As NAACP Chapter Head Amid Claims She Lied About Being Black

Rachel Dolezal, whose parents say she is white, did not directly address allegations that she lied about being a black woman.

June 15, 2015
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addresses the press after attending the annual Women's Empowerment Principles event at UN headquarters in New York on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. The potential 2016 U.S. presidential contender defended her use of a personal email account for official communications, saying it was "for convenience."

State Department Seeks 2016 Release Of Hillary Clinton’s Email

Spurred by Republican criticism and a “Vice News” lawsuit, the State Department is reviewing Hillary’s emails before releasing them in January.

May 19, 2015
Workers ready, employers brace for Seattle's minimum-wage law

Workers Ready, Employers Brace For Seattle’s Minimum-Wage Law

A new experiment in higher wages is about to begin in Seattle.

February 9, 2015
World's strongest weed? Potency testing challenged

World’s Strongest Weed? Potency Testing Challenged

An arms race is developing in the recreational pot market.

January 12, 2015
Welcome to Washington

Washington State To Have Highest State Minimum Wage January 1

A real-world experiment on the effects of a higher minimum wage is underway in the Evergreen State.

December 27, 2014

Fighting Addiction With Another Drug

Heroin is quickly becoming one of the most prevalent drugs among young adults, and it is the leading reason people 18-29 sought treatment for substance abuse last year.

November 25, 2014
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Obama Strives To Shake Off Lame-Duck Label At Start Of Trip To China

In China, Obama defended his decision to send more military trainers to Iraq and applauded the protesters in Hong Kong.

November 10, 2014
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Most Recent School Shooting Shows Need To Reach Troubled Teens Online

Researchers and organizations are targeting social media sites as possible points of outreach for troubled teens.

November 5, 2014
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School District Was Discussing Mental-Health Funding On Day Of Shooting

The day of the shootings at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, Superintendent Becky Berg was discussing a $10 million grant for mental health services in her school’s district.

November 3, 2014

Common Sense Gun Laws And The Latest School Shooting

We can’t stop every gun crime — but there’s a lot that we CAN do without violating the Second Amendment.

October 30, 2014
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Yet Another Shooting

But it’s still not the NRA’s responsibility.

October 27, 2014
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Second Victim Of Washington State High School Shooter Dies

Gia Soriano, one of the victims injured in a high school shooting in Washington, passed away on Sunday night.

October 27, 2014
School Bus

Student Gunman Wounds Seven At Washington School: Police

As many as seven people are injured as the result of the latest school shooting.

October 24, 2014
Welcome to Washington

As Clean Water Act Ages, Washington State Groups Spar Over Its Meaning

The Clean Water Act is more controversial than you might think.

October 17, 2014

Weekend Getaways From Cities Around the United States

Great ideas for weekend trip destinations from cities around the country.

October 6, 2014
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Doctor Exposed To Ebola Treated In U.S.

An American physician who was volunteering in a unit treating people exposed to Ebola in Sierra Leone was flown to Washington to be treated at a clinic at the National Institute of Health.

September 29, 2014
AFP Photo by Wang Zhao of Susan Rice

U.S. Can’t Confirm Death Of Khorasan Group Leader: Rice

The U.S. national security adviser Susan Rice says that it is possible that the U.S.-led coalition’s airstrikes killed Kohrasan’s alleged leader and long-standing al-Qaeda operative Muhsin al-Fadhi.

September 24, 2014
Washington marijuana stores

A Rocky Start For Pot Stores In Washington State

Why isn’t legal weed taking off in the Evergreen State?

September 22, 2014