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Washington traffic safety is ‘a crisis that we can’t ignore,’ lawmakers say

January 27, 2023, 7:28am Latest News

Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle, alongside Gov. Jay Inslee, pledged Thursday to throw their weight behind solving Washington’s traffic safety crisis, a show of bipartisan solidarity that the… Read story

Animal cruelty suspects would be liable for all care costs under bill in Washington House

January 26, 2023, 9:24am Latest News

An owner suspected of animal cruelty or neglect would be liable for all costs stemming from the seizure of that animal, under proposed legislation making its way through the Washington… Read story

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FILE - An inert Minuteman III missile is seen in a training launch tube at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 25, 2014. Nine military officers who had worked decades ago at a nuclear missile base in Montana, home to a vast field of 150 Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile silos, have been diagnosed with blood cancer and there are "indications" the disease may be linked to their service, according to military briefing slides obtained by The Associated Press. One of the officers has died.

U.S. nuclear strike chief seeks cancer review of missile crews

FILE - An inert Minuteman III missile is seen in a training launch tube at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 25, 2014. Nine military officers who had worked decades ago at a nuclear missile base in Montana, home to a vast field of 150 Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile silos, have been diagnosed with blood cancer and there are "indications" the disease may be linked to their service, according to military briefing slides obtained by The Associated Press. One of the officers has died.

January 28, 2023, 7:39pm Nation & World

The top Air Force general in charge of the nation's air- and ground-launched nuclear missiles has requested an official investigation into the number of airmen who are reporting blood cancer diagnoses after serving at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana. Read story

Washington Democrats choose Shasti Conrad as new leader

January 28, 2023, 7:08pm Northwest

The Washington State Democratic Party chose Shasti Conrad, the former leader of the King County Democrats, as its new chair Saturday morning. Read story

FILE - Reggie Daniels pays his respects a memorial at Robb Elementary School on June 9, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas, created to honor the victims killed in the recent school shooting. As mass shootings are again drawing public attention, states across the U.S. seem to be deepening their political divide on gun policies. A series of recent mass shootings in California come after a third straight year in which U.S. states recorded more than 600 mass shootings involving at least four deaths or injuries.

Mass shootings lead to widening divide on state gun policies

FILE - Reggie Daniels pays his respects a memorial at Robb Elementary School on June 9, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas, created to honor the victims killed in the recent school shooting. As mass shootings are again drawing public attention, states across the U.S. seem to be deepening their political divide on gun policies. A series of recent mass shootings in California come after a third straight year in which U.S. states recorded more than 600 mass shootings involving at least four deaths or injuries.

January 28, 2023, 6:06pm Nation & World

Mass shootings have commanded public attention on a disturbingly frequent basis across the U.S. But rather than provoking a unified response from elected officials, each additional shooting seems to be widening the political divide on gun policy among states. Read story

FILE - State Sen. Cris Dush, R-Jefferson, listens during a news conference in Harrisburg, Pa., Feb. 8, 2022.

Election-denying lawmakers hold key election oversight roles

FILE - State Sen. Cris Dush, R-Jefferson, listens during a news conference in Harrisburg, Pa., Feb. 8, 2022.

January 28, 2023, 3:13pm Nation & World

Republican lawmakers who have spread election conspiracy theories and falsely claimed that the 2020 presidential outcome was rigged are overseeing legislative committees charged with setting election policy in two major political battleground states. Read story

A migrant from Michoacan, Mexico, uses the CBPOne app Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, in Tijuana, Mexico. A mobile app for migrants to seek asylum in the United States has been oversaturated since it was introduced this month in one of several major changes to the government's response to unprecedented migration flows. Hoping to get lucky when a new appointments are made available daily, migrants are increasingly frustrated by a variety of error messages.

Online system to seek asylum in U.S. is quickly overwhelmed

A migrant from Michoacan, Mexico, uses the CBPOne app Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, in Tijuana, Mexico. A mobile app for migrants to seek asylum in the United States has been oversaturated since it was introduced this month in one of several major changes to the government's response to unprecedented migration flows. Hoping to get lucky when a new appointments are made available daily, migrants are increasingly frustrated by a variety of error messages.

January 28, 2023, 3:12pm Latest News

Hours before sunrise, migrants at one of Mexico’s largest shelters wake up and go online, hoping to secure an appointment to try to seek asylum in the U.S. The daily ritual resembles a race for concert tickets when online sales begin for a major act, as about 100 people glide… Read story

FILE - Former President Donald Trump gestures as he announces he is running for president for the third time as he speaks at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Nov. 15, 2022. Trump is set to kick off his 2024 White House bid with visits to a pair of early voting states. The appearances on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023, will mark Trump's first campaign events since launching his bid more than two months ago.

Trump opens 2024 run, says he’s ‘more committed’ than ever

FILE - Former President Donald Trump gestures as he announces he is running for president for the third time as he speaks at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Nov. 15, 2022. Trump is set to kick off his 2024 White House bid with visits to a pair of early voting states. The appearances on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023, will mark Trump's first campaign events since launching his bid more than two months ago.

January 28, 2023, 1:17pm Latest News

Former President Donald Trump kicked off his 2024 White House bid with a stop Saturday in New Hampshire before heading to South Carolina, events in early-voting states marking the first campaign appearances since announcing his latest run more than two months ago. Read story

Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez addresses the crowd at the town hall, where she emphasized her approach in Congress as a voice for rural, middle-class communities.

Gluesenkamp Perez appointed to House agriculture and small business committees

Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez addresses the crowd at the town hall, where she emphasized her approach in Congress as a voice for rural, middle-class communities.

January 27, 2023, 6:45pm Clark County News

Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez was selected Thursday to serve on the House of Representatives agriculture and small business committees. Read story

FILE - A man is apprehended after being in a pickup truck parked on the sidewalk in front of the Library of Congress' Thomas Jefferson Building, as seen from a window of the U.S. Capitol, Aug. 19, 2021, in Washington. A man who caused evacuations and an hourslong standoff with police on Capitol Hill when he claimed he had a bomb in his pickup truck outside the Library of Congress pleaded guilty on Friday, Jan. 27, 2023, to a charge of threatening to use an explosive. Floyd Ray Roseberry faces up to 10 years behind bars and is scheduled to be sentenced in June.

Man who claimed he had bomb near Capitol pleads guilty

FILE - A man is apprehended after being in a pickup truck parked on the sidewalk in front of the Library of Congress' Thomas Jefferson Building, as seen from a window of the U.S. Capitol, Aug. 19, 2021, in Washington. A man who caused evacuations and an hourslong standoff with police on Capitol Hill when he claimed he had a bomb in his pickup truck outside the Library of Congress pleaded guilty on Friday, Jan. 27, 2023, to a charge of threatening to use an explosive. Floyd Ray Roseberry faces up to 10 years behind bars and is scheduled to be sentenced in June.

January 27, 2023, 3:12pm Latest News

A man who caused evacuations and an hourslong standoff with police on Capitol Hill when he claimed he had a bomb in his pickup truck outside the Library of Congress pleaded guilty on Friday to a charge of threatening to use an explosive. Read story