Politics

Benton leading trade mission to Cambodia

6:30 p.m. September 29
Senator taking unpaid leave from his county job

State Sen. Don Benton, R-Vancouver, will lead a week-long trade mission to Cambodia, where he hopes to promote Southwest Washington agriculture and architecture.

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Task force proposing new taxes for state parks

4:04 p.m. September 29

OLYMPIA — A task force appointed by the governor is recommending two new taxes to help fund Washington state parks and the outdoor recreation industry.

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Police defend handling of protests in Hong Kong

10:28 a.m. September 29

HONG KONG — Police defended their use of tear gas and other methods to control the pro-democracy protests that have paralyzed Hong Kong's financial district, and appealed Monday for an end to the unprecedented acts of civil disobedience.