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Sen. Murray, Vancouver Housing Authority discuss American Rescue Plan Act

December 2, 2021, 6:33pm Business

Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., met with the Vancouver Housing Authority, local housing providers and federal housing relief recipients Thursday to discuss how the American Rescue Plan Act benefitted Clark County. Read story

Inslee weighs delaying new long-term care payroll tax

December 2, 2021, 5:46pm Latest News

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday he is talking to lawmakers about a potential delay in the collection of a mandatory payroll tax to fund Washington state’s new long-term care… Read story

President Joe Biden listens to a reporters question after delivering remarks on the November jobs report, in the State Dining Room of the White House, Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, in Washington.

U.S. intelligence finds Russia planning Ukraine offensive

President Joe Biden listens to a reporters question after delivering remarks on the November jobs report, in the State Dining Room of the White House, Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, in Washington.

December 3, 2021, 6:17pm Latest News

WASHINGTON — U.S. intelligence officials have determined that Russian planning is underway for a possible military offensive against Ukraine that could begin as soon as early 2022 and would include an estimated 175,000 personnel, according to an administration official. Read story

House Jan. 6 Select Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., center, flanked by Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., left, and Vice Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., meet to vote on pursuing contempt charges against Jeffrey Clark, a former Justice Department lawyer who aligned with former President Donald Trump as Trump tried to overturn his election defeat, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/J.

Jan. 6 panel postpones deposition with former DOJ official

House Jan. 6 Select Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., center, flanked by Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., left, and Vice Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., meet to vote on pursuing contempt charges against Jeffrey Clark, a former Justice Department lawyer who aligned with former President Donald Trump as Trump tried to overturn his election defeat, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/J.

December 3, 2021, 5:56pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection has postponed a deposition with a former Justice Department official Saturday due to a “medical condition that precludes his participation," according to a panel spokesman. Read story

Abortion rights advocates holding cardboard cutouts of the Supreme Court Justices, demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, in Washington, as the court hears arguments in a case from Mississippi, where a 2018 law would ban abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, well before viability.

Roe v. Wade nearly fell 30 years ago. Can it survive again?

Abortion rights advocates holding cardboard cutouts of the Supreme Court Justices, demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, in Washington, as the court hears arguments in a case from Mississippi, where a 2018 law would ban abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, well before viability.

December 3, 2021, 5:33pm Politics

WASHINGTON — We’ve been here before, with the fate of abortion rights throughout the United States in doubt and awaiting a decision by the Supreme Court. Read story

FILE - Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill, Nov. 3, 2021, in Washington. Sanders is asking the White House to cut back a big Medicare premium hike set to take effect in weeks and tied to a pricey Alzheimer's drug whose benefits have been widely questioned.

Sanders to Biden: Cut back looming Medicare premium hike

FILE - Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill, Nov. 3, 2021, in Washington. Sanders is asking the White House to cut back a big Medicare premium hike set to take effect in weeks and tied to a pricey Alzheimer's drug whose benefits have been widely questioned.

December 3, 2021, 4:17pm Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders is asking the White House to cut back a big Medicare premium hike set to take effect in weeks and tied to a pricey Alzheimer's drug whose benefits have been widely questioned. Read story

Vancouver mayoral candidates meet with The Columbian's Editorial Board Video
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Light from the morning sun illuminates the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. With Democrats holding a thin majority in Congress, passage of President Joe Biden's sweeping legislative agenda will be a challenge as negotiations continue in the 50-50 Senate. (AP Photo/J.

Time is no ally as Dems strain to finish Biden’s $2T bill

Light from the morning sun illuminates the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. With Democrats holding a thin majority in Congress, passage of President Joe Biden's sweeping legislative agenda will be a challenge as negotiations continue in the 50-50 Senate. (AP Photo/J.

December 3, 2021, 3:09pm Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — If President Joe Biden's $2 trillion social and environment package was a Broadway show, its seven months on Congress' stage could qualify it as a hit. But lawmaking isn't show business, and many Democrats worry that with the curtain falling soon on 2021, time is not their… Read story

EPA Administrator Michael Regan, second right, talks with Michael Coleman, second left, in front of his house, which abuts the Marathon Petroleum Refinery and a Cargill grain depot, as he tours Reserve, La., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. Coleman's house is the last one standing on his tiny street, squeezed between a sprawling oil refinery whose sounds and smells keep him up at night and a massive grain elevator that spews dust that covers his pickup and, he says, exacerbates his breathing problems.

EPA head: ‘Journey to Justice’ tour ‘really personal for me’

EPA Administrator Michael Regan, second right, talks with Michael Coleman, second left, in front of his house, which abuts the Marathon Petroleum Refinery and a Cargill grain depot, as he tours Reserve, La., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. Coleman's house is the last one standing on his tiny street, squeezed between a sprawling oil refinery whose sounds and smells keep him up at night and a massive grain elevator that spews dust that covers his pickup and, he says, exacerbates his breathing problems.

December 3, 2021, 2:30pm Politics

RESERVE, La. — Michael Coleman’s house is the last one standing on his tiny street, squeezed between a sprawling oil refinery that keeps him up at night and a massive grain elevator that covers his pickup with dust and worsens his breathing problems. Read story

Court mulls: Was Trump’s reply to rape claim part of job?

December 3, 2021, 1:23pm Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal appeals judges asked Friday whether a U.S. president's every remark is part of the job as they weighed whether former President Donald Trump can be held liable in a defamation case that concerns his response to a rape allegation. Read story

President Joe Biden listens to a reporters question after delivering remarks on the November jobs report, in the State Dining Room of the White House, Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, in Washington.

Biden warns Russia’s Vladimir Putin against Ukraine invasion

President Joe Biden listens to a reporters question after delivering remarks on the November jobs report, in the State Dining Room of the White House, Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, in Washington.

December 3, 2021, 1:11pm Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday pledged to make it “very, very difficult” for Russia's Vladimir Putin to take military action in Ukraine and said new initiatives coming from his administration are intended to deter Russian aggression. Read story