Secret Service head takes heat for White House breach

10:56 a.m. September 30

WASHINGTON — Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged on Tuesday that her agency failed in executing its plan to protect the White House when a man with a knife entered the mansion and ran through half the ground floor before being subdued.

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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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DeFazio: 'Strong concerns' remain for wilderness photo rules

9:41 a.m. September 30

Rep. Peter DeFazio and three other congressional leaders said Monday they still have deep concerns about the constitutionality of a U.S. Forest Service proposal restricting wilderness photography.