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Tapping into crime fears, GOP conflates mayhem with protests

July 10, 2020, 10:29am Nation & World

Apocalyptic images of blazing buildings and window-smashing protesters pop on the TV screen as a caller to a 911 emergency line reaches voicemail. The computer offers to take reports of… Read story

Trump looks for political edge in latest high court rulings

July 10, 2020, 10:28am Nation & World

President Donald Trump won the White House on the promise of bringing a conservative shift to the Supreme Court. But this year and last, even with two justices Trump hand-picked,… Read story

League of Women Voters of Clark County forums look at economic recovery, police reform

July 12, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Politics

Police reform and COVID-19 recovery dominated back-to-back candidate forums hosted by the League of Women Voters of Clark County last week. Read story

Trump wears mask in public for first time during pandemic

July 11, 2020, 4:14pm Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wore a mask during a visit to a military hospital on Saturday, the first time the president has been seen in public with the type of facial covering recommended by health officials as a precaution against spreading or becoming infected by the novel coronavirus. Read story

Trump’s defiant help for Stone adds to tumult in Washington

July 11, 2020, 3:06pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s intervention into a criminal case connected to his own conduct drew fierce rebukes Saturday from Democrats and a few lonely Republicans, with calls for investigations and legislation. Read story

Justice Department seeks to overturn order halting execution

July 11, 2020, 1:25pm Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department filed an emergency motion with a federal appeals court on Saturday seeking to move forward with the first federal execution in nearly two decades. Read story

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Candidate Gary Medvigy meets with The Columbian's Editorial Board Video
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Trump, Pence remarks at odds with medical consensus

July 10, 2020, 4:44pm Health

WASHINGTON — The White House seating chart spoke volumes. Read story

Russia’s foreign minister mocks intel on bounties to Taliban

July 10, 2020, 11:04am Nation & World

MOSCOW -- Russia's top diplomat on Friday dismissed U.S. intelligence information alleging that Moscow offered bounties to the Taliban for killing American soldiers as a product of election year politics in Washington. Read story

Foreign students weigh studying in person vs. losing visas

July 10, 2020, 10:27am Nation & World

PHOENIX — International students worried about a new immigration policy that could potentially cost them their visas say they feel stuck between being unnecessarily exposed during the coronavirus pandemic and being able to finish their studies in America. Read story

Republicans boost efforts to woo minority voters for Trump

July 10, 2020, 10:12am Nation & World

WASHINGTON — The Republican National Committee is working alongside President Donald Trump’s campaign to recruit Black, Latino and Asian-Pacific American voters to support his reelection even as the president has faced criticism for stoking racial tensions and culture wars. Read story