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Seattle attorney Sal Mungia leads fundraising, endorsement race for open Washington Supreme Court seat, but opponents say he was picked by elites

July 21, 2024, 6:02am Election

In the race for a rare open seat on the Washington State Supreme Court, one candidate has amassed a significant advantage. Read story

Biden’s response to war in Gaza leaves many WA voters unmoved, poll shows

July 21, 2024, 6:00am Latest News

President Joe Biden’s response to Israel’s war in Gaza has not influenced many voters to change which presidential candidate they plan on supporting, a Washington poll shows. Read story

Democrats promise ‘orderly process’ to replace Biden; Harris is favored, but questions remain

July 21, 2024, 5:26pm Nation & World

Shortly after President Joe Biden announced Sunday that he would drop his reelection campaign, Democratic National Committee Chair Jaime Harrison had a message: There would be no automatic coronation for his replacement. Read story

Race to replace McMorris Rodgers is among Washington’s most crowded

July 21, 2024, 5:05pm Northwest

Six Republicans and five Democrats are running to represent Eastern Washington in Congress in one of the year’s most crowded races in Washington, with only the open seat for governor attracting more candidates. Read story

FILE - Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle attends a news conference, June 4, 2024, in Chicago.  Cheatle and the Secret Service are under intense scrutiny following an assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump during a rally Saturday, July 13, in Pennsylvania. He was injured and people across the political spectrum are wondering how a gunman could get so close to the presumptive Republican presidential nominee when he was supposed to be carefully guarded.

Secret Service chief noted a ‘zero fail mission.’ After Trump rally, she’s facing calls to resign

FILE - Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle attends a news conference, June 4, 2024, in Chicago.  Cheatle and the Secret Service are under intense scrutiny following an assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump during a rally Saturday, July 13, in Pennsylvania. He was injured and people across the political spectrum are wondering how a gunman could get so close to the presumptive Republican presidential nominee when he was supposed to be carefully guarded.

July 21, 2024, 4:58pm Nation & World

When Kimberly Cheatle led the Secret Service's operations to safeguard the American president and other dignitaries, she said she would talk to agents in training about the “awesome responsibility” of their job. Read story

Students work on a laptop computer at Stonewall Elementary in Lexington, Ky., on Feb. 6, 2023. A bill aiming to protect children from the harms of social media, gaming sites and other online platforms appears to have enough bipartisan support to pass. (Timothy D.

Kids Online Safety Act could see vote this month

Students work on a laptop computer at Stonewall Elementary in Lexington, Ky., on Feb. 6, 2023. A bill aiming to protect children from the harms of social media, gaming sites and other online platforms appears to have enough bipartisan support to pass. (Timothy D.

July 21, 2024, 4:49pm Business

The last time Congress passed a law to protect children on the internet was in 1998 — before Facebook, before the iPhone and long before today’s oldest teenagers were born. Now, a bill aiming to protect kids from the harms of social media, gaming sites and other online platforms appears… Read story

FILE - President Joe Biden attends an event on the sidelines of the NATO Summit in Washington, July 11, 2024. Biden dropped out of the 2024 race for the White House on Sunday, July 21, ending his bid for reelection following a disastrous debate with Donald Trump that raised doubts about his fitness for office just four months before the election.

Democrats hail Biden’s decision to not seek reelection as selfless. Republicans urge him to resign

FILE - President Joe Biden attends an event on the sidelines of the NATO Summit in Washington, July 11, 2024. Biden dropped out of the 2024 race for the White House on Sunday, July 21, ending his bid for reelection following a disastrous debate with Donald Trump that raised doubts about his fitness for office just four months before the election.

July 21, 2024, 4:31pm Election

Democratic lawmakers hailed President Joe Biden's historic decision on Sunday not to seek reelection, praising him as putting his country and his party before himself. Republicans called on him to resign from office, saying that if he could not run for another term, office, then he's unable to serve as president. Read story

Trump holds first rally after assassination attempt with his new running mate, Vance, by his side

July 21, 2024, 4:06pm Nation & World

Donald Trump held his first campaign rally since he survived an assassination attempt Saturday, returning to the battleground state of Michigan alongside his newly named running mate. Read story

Melissa Shepard, left, directing attorney of Immigrant Defenders Law Center, explains the Biden administration&#039;s new asylum restrictions to migrants at the Juventud 2000 shelter in Tijuana, Mexico, on Monday, June 17, 2024.

Behind Biden’s asylum halt: Migrants must say if they fear deportation, not wait to be asked

Melissa Shepard, left, directing attorney of Immigrant Defenders Law Center, explains the Biden administration&#039;s new asylum restrictions to migrants at the Juventud 2000 shelter in Tijuana, Mexico, on Monday, June 17, 2024.

July 21, 2024, 3:15pm Politics

Posters inside a complex of giant, white tents tell migrants in English, Spanish, Mandarin and Hindi they should tell an officer if they fear being deported and “your claim will be heard.” On a side wall where migrants are seated in a processing area, a video conveys the same message… Read story

Republican vice presidential candidate Sen. JD Vance, R-Ohio, speaks during Faith &amp; Freedom Coalition&rsquo;s God &amp; Country Breakfast, Thursday, July 18, 2024, in Milwaukee.

GOP vice presidential pick Vance revisits Appalachian roots as bitter divide over memoir lingers

Republican vice presidential candidate Sen. JD Vance, R-Ohio, speaks during Faith &amp; Freedom Coalition&rsquo;s God &amp; Country Breakfast, Thursday, July 18, 2024, in Milwaukee.

July 21, 2024, 6:06am Nation & World

Newly minted vice presidential nominee JD Vance built his Wednesday night speech to the Republican National Convention around his own Appalachian roots, but it wasn’t the first time he had shared his personal story. Read story