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White House moves toward promoting face masks to fight virus

April 3, 2020, 8:47am Latest News

The Trump administration is formalizing new guidance to recommend that many Americans wear face coverings in an effort to slow the spread of the new coronavirus as the president defends… Read story

Washington stay-at-home order extended through May 4

April 2, 2020, 5:18pm Editor's Choice

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday extended orders to keep non-essential businesses closed and most of the state’s more than 7 million residents home through May 4, saying social distancing… Read story

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Trump fires watchdog who handled Ukraine complaint

April 3, 2020, 8:52pm Politics

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has fired Michael Atkinson, the inspector general for the intelligence community who handled the whistleblower complaint that triggered Trump’s impeachment. Read story

In time of crisis, Trump-Pelosi relationship remains broken

April 3, 2020, 4:30pm Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of the most powerful people in Washington haven't spoken in five months at a time when the nation is battling its worst health crisis in a century, one that has already killed more than 6,000 Americans and put 10 million others out of work. Read story

Cleveland seeking reelection to state Senate

April 3, 2020, 4:23pm Clark County News

Sen. Annette Cleveland, the Democrat from Vancouver, is again running to represent Washington’s 49th Legislative District in Olympia. Read story

Trump admin tries to narrow stockpile’s role for states

April 3, 2020, 3:01pm Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Already facing growing anger and worry from governors over federal assistance to fight the coronavirus outbreak, the Trump administration on Friday abruptly changed its description of the Strategic National Stockpile and put forward a narrower vision of the role the federal government’s repository of life-saving medicines and equipment should play in supplying states' needs. Read story

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Democrats elevate health care as virus-era campaign argument

April 3, 2020, 2:45pm Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are zeroing in on health care as one of the few issues that might resonate among Americans who have largely shelved election year politics as they focus on protecting their families from the spreading coronavirus. Read story

Perez promises as ‘robust as convention as possible’ for DNC

April 3, 2020, 12:24pm Politics

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee will be as robust as possible, despite a five-week delay due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, party chairman Tom Perez said on Friday. Read story

In pivot, Pelosi sees next relief bill with bipartisan goals

April 3, 2020, 12:23pm Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday that health care must be at the “top of the list” in the next coronavirus rescue package. Read story

More U.S. government support sought for Americans held abroad

April 3, 2020, 8:49am Politics

WASHINGTON — Relatives of Americans who are wrongfully imprisoned abroad or held hostage by militant groups say in a report that the U.S. government must do better in communicating with them, though they cite improvements over the past five years. Read story