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Sen. Annette Cleveland bill seeks hazard pay for health care workers

January 27, 2022, 5:10pm Clark County Health

With hospitals and medical providers reporting continuing staff shortages, state Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, has proposed legislation to give hazard pay retention bonuses to some health care workers. Read story

Biden’s vow of Black justice a nod to his most loyal voters

January 28, 2022, 9:35am Politics

As he struggled to survive the 2020 Democratic primary, Joe Biden made a striking pledge before voting began in heavily African American, must-win South Carolina: His first Supreme Court appointment… Read story

FILE - The White House in the background, President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Washington, Jan. 6, 2021. The House committee investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection is asking Ivanka Trump, daughter of former President Donald Trump, to voluntarily cooperate with its investigation.

Jan. 6 panel subpoenas fake Trump electors

FILE - The White House in the background, President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Washington, Jan. 6, 2021. The House committee investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection is asking Ivanka Trump, daughter of former President Donald Trump, to voluntarily cooperate with its investigation.

January 28, 2022, 5:22pm Nation & World

The House committee investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection subpoenaed more than a dozen individuals Friday who it says falsely tried to declare Donald Trump the winner of the 2020 election in seven swing states. Read story

A Senate security worker walks near a video display outside the Senate chamber showing Washington Gov. Jay Inslee testifying remotely at a committee hearing on a bill that would make it a gross misdemeanor for elected officials or candidates to knowingly lie about election outcomes if those claims result in violence, Friday, Jan. 28, 2022, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Bill targeting election lies mulled by Washington lawmakers

A Senate security worker walks near a video display outside the Senate chamber showing Washington Gov. Jay Inslee testifying remotely at a committee hearing on a bill that would make it a gross misdemeanor for elected officials or candidates to knowingly lie about election outcomes if those claims result in violence, Friday, Jan. 28, 2022, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S.

January 28, 2022, 2:10pm Election

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday urged state lawmakers to approve a bill that would make it a crime for elected officials or candidates to knowingly lie about election outcomes if those claims result in violence. Inslee, a Democrat, said that the measure “confronts an unrelenting threat that is a… Read story

A Ukrainian serviceman pats a dog sitting in a shelter on the front line in the Luhansk region, eastern Ukraine, Friday, Jan. 28, 2022. High-stakes diplomacy continued on Friday in a bid to avert a war in Eastern Europe. The urgent efforts come as 100,000 Russian troops are massed near Ukraine's border and the Biden administration worries that Russian President Vladimir Putin will mount some sort of invasion within weeks.

Austin says Putin now has full range of options in Ukraine

A Ukrainian serviceman pats a dog sitting in a shelter on the front line in the Luhansk region, eastern Ukraine, Friday, Jan. 28, 2022. High-stakes diplomacy continued on Friday in a bid to avert a war in Eastern Europe. The urgent efforts come as 100,000 Russian troops are massed near Ukraine's border and the Biden administration worries that Russian President Vladimir Putin will mount some sort of invasion within weeks.

January 28, 2022, 11:05am Latest News

Russia said Friday it will not start a war in Ukraine but warned that the U.S. and NATO have ignored its demands and left little room for compromise in the crisis. Read story

Vehicles that were on a bridge when it collapsed are visible, Friday Jan. 28, 2022, in Pittsburgh's East End. When the bridge collapsed, rescuers rappeled nearly 150 feet while others formed a human chain to help rescue multiple people from a dangling bus. (AP Photo/Gene J.

Biden heads to PA to talk infrastructure as bridge collapses

Vehicles that were on a bridge when it collapsed are visible, Friday Jan. 28, 2022, in Pittsburgh's East End. When the bridge collapsed, rescuers rappeled nearly 150 feet while others formed a human chain to help rescue multiple people from a dangling bus. (AP Photo/Gene J.

January 28, 2022, 9:04am Politics

President Joe Biden was headed to Pittsburgh on Friday to promote the benefits of his infrastructure package — set to appear just two miles from the site of an early-morning bridge collapse that underscored his frequent calls to do more for the nation’s crumbling roads and bridges. Read story

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This satellite image provided by Planet Labs PBC shows vehicles and tanks stationed at the Pogonovo training area just south of the city of Voronezh, Russia, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022. Russia warned Wednesday it would quickly take "retaliatory measures" if the U.S. and its allies reject its security demands over NATO and Ukraine, raising pressure on the West amid concerns that Moscow is planning to invade its neighbor.

U.S. tries to name and shame Russian disinformation on Ukraine

This satellite image provided by Planet Labs PBC shows vehicles and tanks stationed at the Pogonovo training area just south of the city of Voronezh, Russia, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022. Russia warned Wednesday it would quickly take "retaliatory measures" if the U.S. and its allies reject its security demands over NATO and Ukraine, raising pressure on the West amid concerns that Moscow is planning to invade its neighbor.

January 28, 2022, 9:02am Politics

In a break from the past, the U.S. and its allies are increasingly revealing their intelligence findings as they confront Russian preparations for a possible invasion of Ukraine, looking to undercut Russian President Vladimir Putin’s plans by exposing them and deflecting his efforts to shape world opinion. Read story

These two candidates join three-way race for late Sen. Ericksen’s state legislative seat

January 28, 2022, 7:59am Northwest

Whatcom County Councilman Ben Elenbaas will run as a Republican for the 42nd Legislative District state Senate seat held by Sen. Simon Sefzik, setting up a multi-candidate primary race in August. Read story

FILE - John Kerry, United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate speaks during a press conference at the end of the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, Nov. 13, 2021. Top diplomats of the United States and the world's other worst climate-polluting nations talked global warming together Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, for the first time since November's U.N. summit, steadying one another to stick to the emissions-cutting pledges they made then and to commit to cutting still more. Kerry and other nations' diplomats urged governments to cut their use of dirty-burning coal far more quickly, and discussion of getting more countries to join in committing to cut releases of climate-wrecking methane from the natural gas industry.

Kerry warns governments falling short on climate efforts

FILE - John Kerry, United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate speaks during a press conference at the end of the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, Nov. 13, 2021. Top diplomats of the United States and the world's other worst climate-polluting nations talked global warming together Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, for the first time since November's U.N. summit, steadying one another to stick to the emissions-cutting pledges they made then and to commit to cutting still more. Kerry and other nations' diplomats urged governments to cut their use of dirty-burning coal far more quickly, and discussion of getting more countries to join in committing to cut releases of climate-wrecking methane from the natural gas industry.

January 27, 2022, 5:49pm Latest News

Top diplomats of the United States and the world’s other worst climate-polluting nations talked global warming together Thursday for the first time since November’s U.N. summit, with U.S. climate envoy John Kerry urging tougher commitments by the end of the year from governments falling short on emissions cuts. Read story

FILE - Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin pauses while speaking during a media briefing at the Pentagon, Nov. 17, 2021, in Washington. Austin on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, ordered his staff to quickly develop an "action plan" for improving how the Pentagon limits and responds to civilian casualties caused by American airstrikes. He called protection of civilians vital to U.S.

Civilian casualties to get new attention

FILE - Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin pauses while speaking during a media briefing at the Pentagon, Nov. 17, 2021, in Washington. Austin on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, ordered his staff to quickly develop an "action plan" for improving how the Pentagon limits and responds to civilian casualties caused by American airstrikes. He called protection of civilians vital to U.S.

January 27, 2022, 5:48pm Nation & World

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Thursday ordered his staff to quickly develop an “action plan” for improving how the Pentagon limits and responds to civilian casualties caused by American airstrikes. He called protection of civilians vital to U.S. military success and a “moral imperative.” Read story