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Clark County Council Chair Quiring O’Brien challenges scientific consensus on masks

September 23, 2020, 10:33pm Clark County Health

As COVID-19 rates increase in Clark County, one of the county’s top officials pushed back against broad scientific consensus and challenged public health efforts promoting the use of face coverings… Read story

McConnell, Pelosi dispute Trump, vow peaceful power transfer

September 24, 2020, 9:11am Politics

Congressional leaders from both parties, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, swiftly pushed back Thursday after President Donald Trump declined to commit to a peaceful… Read story

Kim Wyman, Washington's Secretary of State, a Republican, is facing Democratic state Rep. Gael Tarleton of Seattle, who is leaving the Legislature in December after serving four terms. (Ted S.

Wyman vies with Tarleton in secretary of state race

Kim Wyman, Washington's Secretary of State, a Republican, is facing Democratic state Rep. Gael Tarleton of Seattle, who is leaving the Legislature in December after serving four terms. (Ted S.

September 24, 2020, 6:14pm Northwest

OLYMPIA — Two-term Secretary of State Kim Wyman — the fifth Republican to hold the office since 1965 — is one of only three statewide elected Republicans on the West Coast. This year, she faces a challenge from Democratic state Rep. Gael Tarleton of Seattle, who is leaving the Legislature in December after serving four terms. Read story

FILE - In this May 6, 2020 file photo, nominee Justin Walker to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Trump-appointed judges under an election-year political lens

FILE - In this May 6, 2020 file photo, nominee Justin Walker to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.

September 24, 2020, 6:00pm Politics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — U.S. District Judge Eli Richardson, a Trump administration appointee who bucked the president’s conservative base by blocking a Tennessee law that restricts mail-in voting, had an announcement to make before wrapping up his decision: it had nothing to do with politics. Read story

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. speaks during a news conference Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Democrats to redraft virus relief in bid to restart talks

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. speaks during a news conference Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington.

September 24, 2020, 4:43pm Politics

WASHINGTON — House Democrats are going back to the drawing board on a huge COVID-19 relief bill, paring back the measure in an attempt to jump-start negotiations with the Trump administration. Read story

Marine One, with President Donald Trump aboard, lifts off from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Trump is traveling to North Carolina and Florida.

Trump promotes health care in swing state N.C.

Marine One, with President Donald Trump aboard, lifts off from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Trump is traveling to North Carolina and Florida.

September 24, 2020, 4:42pm Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — More than three-and-a-half years into his presidency and 40 days from an election, President Donald Trump on Thursday launched what aides termed a “vision” for health care heavy on unfulfilled aspirations. Read story

49th District, Position 2, Editorial Board meeting Video
Clark County Council, Position 3, Editorial Board meeting Video
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3rd District congressional candidates meet with The Columbian's Editorial Board Video
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to media as he arrives at New Castle Airport, in New Castle, Del., Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, as he returns Charlotte, N.C.

Progressives pledge to keep pushing Biden to expand court

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to media as he arrives at New Castle Airport, in New Castle, Del., Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, as he returns Charlotte, N.C.

September 24, 2020, 2:45pm Politics

WASHINGTON — Since Joe Biden ran away with the Democratic presidential nomination in March, leading progressives have accepted him — sometimes grudgingly — as their party’s leader. But, in the final weeks of the campaign, the Supreme Court vacancy is threatening to inflame old divides. Read story

An American flag flies at half-staff over the White House in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, the morning after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

AP Explains: What’s next with the Supreme Court vacancy?

An American flag flies at half-staff over the White House in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, the morning after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

September 24, 2020, 12:45pm Politics

WASHINGTON — The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is putting the Senate in uncharted political terrain. There’s no recent precedent for a confirmation vote so close to a presidential election. Read story

FILE - In this May 6, 2020, photo, United States Postal Service carrier Henrietta Dixon gets into her truck to deliver mail in Philadelphia.  Officials from six states and the District of Columbia are in court Thursday, Sept. 24,  to ask a federal judge to halt alleged slowdowns at the U.S.

Post office tells court: Cuts threaten presidential election

FILE - In this May 6, 2020, photo, United States Postal Service carrier Henrietta Dixon gets into her truck to deliver mail in Philadelphia.  Officials from six states and the District of Columbia are in court Thursday, Sept. 24,  to ask a federal judge to halt alleged slowdowns at the U.S.

September 24, 2020, 10:03am Politics

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers for the U.S. Postal Service were in court Thursday to defend accusations that service cuts are slowing down the mail and threatening the integrity of the presidential election. Read story

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talks during a question and answer sessions with state Republican legislators in the Senate chamber of the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, Wis. Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020.

Pompeo shatters diplomatic norms with political appearances

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talks during a question and answer sessions with state Republican legislators in the Senate chamber of the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, Wis. Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020.

September 24, 2020, 9:18am Politics

WASHINGTON — Undaunted by criticism, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is forging ahead with a series of events that have overtly political overtones ahead of the November presidential election. Read story