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McMorris Rodgers ‘MALDEN Act’ seeks to speed disaster aid to rural communities

June 18, 2021, 7:18pm Latest News

After a wildfire devastated the towns of Malden and Pine City last September, then-President Donald Trump withheld federal aid for months over a feud with Washington’s governor, but a bill… Read story

Analysis: COVID prolonged foster care

June 18, 2021, 7:17pm Latest News

Leroy Pascubillo missed his daughter’s first step, her first word and countless other milestones. After being born addicted to heroin, she’d been placed with a foster family, and he counted… Read story

Study puts Gig Harbor in top 10 places to retire

June 18, 2021, 7:30pm Latest News

Gig Harbor — It’s not a surprise to the people who live there, but the city of Gig Harbor was recently named one of the top 10 places to retire in the country. Read story

The homepage of the Washington State Employment Security Department.

New jobless claims in Clark County near normal

The homepage of the Washington State Employment Security Department.

June 18, 2021, 5:29pm Business

Clark County residents’ initial unemployment insurance claims are back to pre-pandemic levels, according to the Employment Security Department; last week, initial claims dropped substantially, from 455 to 317 and 225 were already in the ESD’s system going back to the first week of the pandemic. Read story

A woman passes an entrance of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, June 16, 2021. Stocks are opening broadly lower on Wall Street, putting the S&P 500 index on track for its first losing week in the last four. The benchmark index gave up 0.8% in the early going Friday, June 18 with banks and technology companies leading the way lower.

U.S. stocks slump; S&P 500 has its worst week since February

A woman passes an entrance of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, June 16, 2021. Stocks are opening broadly lower on Wall Street, putting the S&P 500 index on track for its first losing week in the last four. The benchmark index gave up 0.8% in the early going Friday, June 18 with banks and technology companies leading the way lower.

June 18, 2021, 1:35pm Business

NEW YORK — Stocks are slumping on Wall Street Friday, and the S&P 500 is on track for its first losing week in four, as more steam comes out of banks and other stocks that soared earlier this year with expectations for the economy and inflation. Read story

This still frame from Metropolitan Police Department body worn camera video shows Thomas Webster, in red jacket, at a barricade line at on the west front of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. Webster, a Marine Corps veteran and retired New York City Police Department Officer, is accused of assaulting an MPD officer with a flagpole. A number of law enforcement officers were assaulted while attempting to prevent rioters from entering the U.S. Capitol.

Fierce Capitol attacks on police in newly released videos

This still frame from Metropolitan Police Department body worn camera video shows Thomas Webster, in red jacket, at a barricade line at on the west front of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. Webster, a Marine Corps veteran and retired New York City Police Department Officer, is accused of assaulting an MPD officer with a flagpole. A number of law enforcement officers were assaulted while attempting to prevent rioters from entering the U.S. Capitol.

June 18, 2021, 12:09pm Latest News

Videos released under court order provide a chilling new look at the chaos at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, including body camera footage that shows a man charging at a police officer with a flagpole and tackling him to the ground. Read story

FILE- In this Dec. 11, 2007, file photo, members of the Maricopa County DUI chain gang are escorted to their assignment in Phoenix. As the nation on Thursday, June 17, 2021 officially made Juneteenth a federal holiday, honoring when the last enslaved Black people learned they were free, lawmakers are reviving calls to end a loophole in the Constitution that has allowed another form of slavery to thrive.

Lawmakers mark Juneteenth with talk of ‘abolition amendment’

FILE- In this Dec. 11, 2007, file photo, members of the Maricopa County DUI chain gang are escorted to their assignment in Phoenix. As the nation on Thursday, June 17, 2021 officially made Juneteenth a federal holiday, honoring when the last enslaved Black people learned they were free, lawmakers are reviving calls to end a loophole in the Constitution that has allowed another form of slavery to thrive.

June 18, 2021, 11:55am Latest News

As the nation this week made Juneteenth a federal holiday, honoring when the last enslaved Black people learned they were free, lawmakers are reviving calls to end a loophole in the Constitution that allowed another form of slavery — forced labor for convicted felons — to thrive. Read story

Associate in Arts graduate Alejandro Tapia-Garcia triumphantly holds up his diploma to a crowd watching outside the fence of Kim Christiansen Field on Thursday during the Clark College Commencement ceremony.

Clark College graduates gather after long separation

Associate in Arts graduate Alejandro Tapia-Garcia triumphantly holds up his diploma to a crowd watching outside the fence of Kim Christiansen Field on Thursday during the Clark College Commencement ceremony.

June 18, 2021, 11:48am Clark County News

Clark College’s newest graduates were separated by screens for much of their community college careers, but the Class of 2021 — and even handfuls of 2020 graduates — finally came together Thursday night to graduate and bid farewell. Read story

A roofer works on a new roof in a housing development while the sun beats down on him as the heat wave continues Thursday in Phoenix. (Ross D.

What’s behind the heat wave in the American West?

A roofer works on a new roof in a housing development while the sun beats down on him as the heat wave continues Thursday in Phoenix. (Ross D.

June 18, 2021, 8:38am Latest News

PHOENIX — Much of the American West has been blasted with sweltering heat this week as a high pressure dome combines with the worst drought in modern history to launch temperatures into the triple digits, toppling records even before the official start of summer. Read story

In this undated photo provided by the Washington State Employment Security Dept., Cami Feek, the agency's new commissioner, is shown. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced Feek's appointment Wednesday, June 9, 2021 in Olympia, Wash. Feek had been working as acting commissioner for the ESD since February, 2021.

After glitches, Washington takes new stab at checking unemployment eligibility

In this undated photo provided by the Washington State Employment Security Dept., Cami Feek, the agency's new commissioner, is shown. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced Feek's appointment Wednesday, June 9, 2021 in Olympia, Wash. Feek had been working as acting commissioner for the ESD since February, 2021.

June 18, 2021, 8:30am Latest News

Last November, tens of thousands of Washingtonians were told to repay millions of dollars in federal unemployment benefits after the state botched a process for verifying eligibility. Read story