By KEN THOMAS, Associated Press
July 3, 2015 9:57 p.m.
HANOVER, N.H. — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday she takes a “backseat to no one” on championing liberal causes, presenting herself as a standard-bearer for Democrats as primary challenger Bernie Sanders generates large, energetic crowds.
By JONATHAN J. COOPER and SHEILA V KUMAR, Associated Press
July 3, 2015 7:29 p.m.
SALEM, Ore. — Schools would have access to millions of dollars for earthquake-safety improvements, but the state Capitol would remain vulnerable under a $1.2 billion plan for statewide construction projects that advanced Friday.
The Department of Labor & Industries said this week that it uncovered 19 cases of illegal construction activity in the state, including three cases in Clark County, during a recent sting aimed at deterring illegal construction activity.
By PHUONG LE, Associated Press
July 3, 2015 8:56 p.m.
SEATTLE — Predictions of an early wildfire season have come true in the Northwest as low snowpack levels, record warm temperatures and very dry conditions have helped fuel blazes weeks earlier than usual.