Congress is working on rewriting the rules that determine how federal financial aid for college is distributed, and U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Washington, is playing a key role. On Tuesday, Murray spent an hour talking to three Washington college students about how financial aid has worked for them - and how it hasn't.
WASHINGTON — Congress is wrestling over whether to renew the Patriot Act's bulk collection of phone records, but federal law enforcement officials are warning that legal authority for other valuable surveillance tools is also at risk.
The students want a taste of real-life work experience at an architectural firm. A 60-year-old downtown Vancouver architecture firm wants to mentor young people, recruit more top-notch employees and put Vancouver on the Northwest's architectural map.
HOUSTON — Homeowners dragged soggy carpet to the curb and mopped up coffee-colored muck Wednesday after a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma left at least 19 people dead and a dozen others missing.
Authorities say the catastrophic flooding in Central Texas has damaged thousands of homes and hampered efforts to locate 11 people who went missing.