Cantwell to play defense on panel

6 a.m. December 26
Washington senator to be ranking Democrat on Energy Committee

WASHINGTON — When U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu was fighting desperately to keep her seat before the November elections, her tactics included turning fellow Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington into a political piñata.

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McCauley named county manager

9:26 p.m. December 23
Position created by voter-approved county charter

Clark County Administrator Mark McCauley accepted an offer Tuesday from the commissioners to become the county's first manager.

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Atkins sworn in as Clark County sheriff

7:46 p.m. December 22

Chuck Atkins was sworn in as Clark County sheriff in a standing-room-only ceremony Monday afternoon at the Public Service Center. Atkins' family alone took up three rows of chairs, while county officials and law enforcement crowded into the back of the sixth floor hearing room.