By Andrew Taylor and David Espo, Associated Press
December 10, 2013 3:06 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Republican and Democratic negotiators reached out for a budget agreement Tuesday to reduce automatic spending cuts aimed at programs ranging from parks to the Pentagon, risking a backlash from liberals and conservatives that highlighted the difficulty of compromise within divided government.
By Portland Radio Project
December 10, 2013 10:25 a.m.
LONGVIEW — Coroners say the cold weather killed a Longview woman last week. Eighty-eight-year-old Norma Jeannette Sheldon was found dead in an inner courtyard at the Canterbury Gardens retirement home last Thursday morning. She suffered from dementia and wandered outside, where she died of hypothermia according to the autopsy released yesterday.
Outgoing Vancouver City Council members will have their names and years of service on engraved bricks in Propstra Square across from City Hall, a tradition that will start with Jeanne Harris and Jeanne Stewart.
By MARCY GORDON and MICHAEL LIEDTKE, Associated Press
December 9, 2013 8:40 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Silicon Valley is escalating pressure on President Barack Obama to curb the U.S. government surveillance programs that vacuum personal information off the Internet and threaten the technology industry's financial livelihood.