Politics

Lawmakers remain at odds over budget

5:35 p.m. June 1
Democrats call for new taxes, while Republicans resist

Washington's key budget writers started Monday morning in the governor's office as they tried to hammer out a two-year operating budget. They emerged with the same message that's echoed through the Capitol's chambers since January's start of the regular legislative session: Democrats calling for new taxes, Republicans resisting.

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U.S. insists Kerry's broken leg won't hinder Iran talks

2:02 p.m. June 1

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry headed home Monday to Boston from Geneva, Switzerland, for surgery on his broken leg, as U.S. officials insisted that his injury would not hinder his participation in nuclear negotiations with Iran.

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Council candidate, 27, sees his criminal past as off limits

5:48 p.m. May 30
Justin Forsman hopes to become a voice for the unheard, veterans

Vancouver City Council candidate Justin M. Forsman hopes voters will overlook his felony criminal record in November's election.