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Congress OKs Dems’ climate, health bill, a Biden triumph

August 12, 2022, 2:45pm Latest News

A divided Congress gave final approval Friday to Democrats' flagship climate and health care bill, handing President Joe Biden a back-from-the-dead triumph on coveted priorities that the party hopes will bolster… Read story

Both sides of Washington tell Biden what it will really take to clean up Hanford nuclear site

August 12, 2022, 7:43am Latest News

Disparate interests in the Northwest have found something they can agree on — the need for a sustained spending boost of more than $1 billion a year on cleanup at… Read story

FILE - President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. Climate activists are clamoring for President Joe Biden to declare a national climate emergency, calls the White House has so far not headed.

Monkeypox? Climate? Russia? What constitutes a national emergency?

FILE - President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. Climate activists are clamoring for President Joe Biden to declare a national climate emergency, calls the White House has so far not headed.

August 13, 2022, 8:54pm Nation & World

In November 1979, a little over a week after student militants seized control of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and took 52 American citizens hostage, President Jimmy Carter issued Executive Order 12170 declaring a national emergency against Iran. That order remains in effect today, renewed most recently by President Joe… Read story

House Intelligence Committee ranking member Rep. Mike Turner, R-Ohio, second from right, joined by other Republicans on the committee, calls on a reporter during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, on the FBI serving a search warrant at former President Donald Trump's home in Florida.

GOP backs Trump, escalates rhetoric after FBI search

House Intelligence Committee ranking member Rep. Mike Turner, R-Ohio, second from right, joined by other Republicans on the committee, calls on a reporter during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, on the FBI serving a search warrant at former President Donald Trump's home in Florida.

August 13, 2022, 8:41pm Nation & World

Republicans in Congress who are relying on Donald Trump to excite voters in the fall elections are not only defending the former president against the FBI search of his Mar-a-Lago home but also politically capitalizing on it with potentially dangerous rhetoric against the nation’s justice system. Read story

FILE- Internal Revenue Service taxes forms are seen on Feb. 13, 2019. The flagship climate change and health care bill passed by Democrats and soon to be signed by President Biden will have U.S. taxpayers one step closer to a government-operated electronic free-file tax return system.

Expanded IRS free-file system one step closer in Dems’ bill

FILE- Internal Revenue Service taxes forms are seen on Feb. 13, 2019. The flagship climate change and health care bill passed by Democrats and soon to be signed by President Biden will have U.S. taxpayers one step closer to a government-operated electronic free-file tax return system.

August 13, 2022, 12:29pm Latest News

The flagship climate change and health care bill passed by Democrats and soon to be signed by President Joe Biden will bring U.S. taxpayers one step closer to a government-operated electronic free-file tax return system. Read story

Clark County Councilors Gary Medvigy, left, and Richard Rylander chat as they take a seat before Rylander's first council meeting May 3.

Clark County Council weighs how to use $47.6M remaining from COVID stimulus

Clark County Councilors Gary Medvigy, left, and Richard Rylander chat as they take a seat before Rylander's first council meeting May 3.

August 13, 2022, 6:03am Clark County News

New funding requests for American Rescue Plan Act funds sitting in the county coffers are scheduled for a hearing before the Clark County Council on Aug. 16. Among the requests are $1 million for small-business grants, $1 million for nonprofit grants and $2.5 million for a new North Country EMS… Read story

FILE - Supporters of a proposal that would add South Carolina to a list of states calling for a U.S. constitutional convention to consider term limits and a balanced budget requirement watch the state Senate debate on March 8, 2022, in Columbia, S.C.

GOP spends big in state-level effort to change Constitution

FILE - Supporters of a proposal that would add South Carolina to a list of states calling for a U.S. constitutional convention to consider term limits and a balanced budget requirement watch the state Senate debate on March 8, 2022, in Columbia, S.C.

August 12, 2022, 2:11pm Politics

The fliers piled up in mailboxes in central South Dakota like snow during a high-plains blizzard: “Transgender Sex Education in Schools?” one asked. “Vote Against Sex Ed Radical Mary Duvall for State Senate.” Read story

The motion by the Justice Department to the U.S. District Court South District of Florida to unseal the search warrant the FBI received before searching the Florida estate of former President Donald Trump, is photographed Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022. Attorney General Merrick Garland cited the "substantial public interest in this matter" in announcing the request.

FBI seized ‘top secret’ documents from Trump home

The motion by the Justice Department to the U.S. District Court South District of Florida to unseal the search warrant the FBI received before searching the Florida estate of former President Donald Trump, is photographed Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022. Attorney General Merrick Garland cited the "substantial public interest in this matter" in announcing the request.

August 12, 2022, 12:53pm Latest News

The FBI recovered documents that were labeled “top secret” from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, according to court papers released Friday after a federal judge unsealed the warrant that authorized the unprecedented search this week. Read story

Secret contacts revive the search for Austin Tice, missing for 10 years in Syria

August 12, 2022, 8:28am Politics

At 4:30 in the morning on May 2, Debra and Marc Tice woke up in their Texas home to a phone call from the White House. President Joe Biden wanted to meet them in Washington that afternoon. Read story

A Bay Area councilman had a 14-year-old as his campaign treasurer. Regulators want to put a kibosh on that.

August 12, 2022, 8:19am Politics

For many things in life, 18 is the age of responsibility. If you want to get a tattoo, buy a lottery ticket, even open a Costco membership, you need to cross the threshold into adulthood. Read story