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FILE - House Speaker Kevin McCarthy of Calif., pauses during a break in the taping of an interview for the Hannity show with Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity, on Capitol Hill, Jan. 10, 2023, in Washington.

Biden, McCarthy to discuss debt limit in talks on Wednesday

FILE - House Speaker Kevin McCarthy of Calif., pauses during a break in the taping of an interview for the Hannity show with Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity, on Capitol Hill, Jan. 10, 2023, in Washington.

January 29, 2023, 12:38pm Latest News

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said Sunday he is looking forward to discussing with President Joe Biden a “reasonable and responsible way that we can lift the debt ceiling ” when the two meet Wednesday for their first sit-down at the White House since McCarthy was elected to the post. Read story

FILE - Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks during The United States Conference of Mayors, Jan. 18, 2023, in Washington. Blinken will travel to Egypt, Israel and the West Bank this weekend in his first trip to the Middle East this year. It comes amid an escalation in Israeli-Palestinian violence, U.S. concerns over the direction of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new government and ongoing issues with Egypt's human rights record.

Israeli-Palestinian cauldron tests U.S. as Blinken visits

FILE - Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks during The United States Conference of Mayors, Jan. 18, 2023, in Washington. Blinken will travel to Egypt, Israel and the West Bank this weekend in his first trip to the Middle East this year. It comes amid an escalation in Israeli-Palestinian violence, U.S. concerns over the direction of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new government and ongoing issues with Egypt's human rights record.

January 29, 2023, 12:21pm Latest News

An alarming spike in Israeli-Palestinian violence and sharp responses by both sides are testing the Biden administration as U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken plunges into a cauldron of deepening mistrust and anger on visits to Israel and the West Bank this week. Read story

FILE - Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif., speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 8, 2022. Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, who rose to national prominence as the lead prosecutor in President Donald Trump's first impeachment trial, announced Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, that he is seeking the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Schiff joins a field that already includes Democratic Rep. Katie Porter, who in announcing her bid two weeks ago focused on her consumer advocacy and willingness to take on the status quo in Congress.

Katie Porter wants Dianne Feinstein’s Senate seat. What are her chances?

FILE - Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif., speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 8, 2022. Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, who rose to national prominence as the lead prosecutor in President Donald Trump's first impeachment trial, announced Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, that he is seeking the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Schiff joins a field that already includes Democratic Rep. Katie Porter, who in announcing her bid two weeks ago focused on her consumer advocacy and willingness to take on the status quo in Congress.

January 29, 2023, 6:05am Politics

U.S. Rep. Katie Porter, the feisty congresswoman from Orange County, California, is running for Senate. But does anyone north of the Los Angeles area know who she is? Does she have a chance? Read story

States reimagine power grids for wind and solar future

January 29, 2023, 6:02am Nation & World

For years, many states have set ambitious goals and incentives to promote renewable electricity projects. Now, more of those states are turning their attention to the transmission lines, substations and transformers needed to get that electricity from wind farms and solar plants into homes and businesses. Read story

Washington D.C. Roll Call report

January 29, 2023, 6:00am Northwest

Here’s a look at how area members of Congress voted over the previous week. Read story

Goal of Zach’s Law: Educate Washingtonians about cold-water shock

January 29, 2023, 6:00am Clark County News

On an unusually warm spring day in March 2021, Centralia teen Zachary Rager jumped from the Chehalis River Bridge into the river below. It was something he and his friends had done many times before, but this time it would cost Rager his life. Read story

Washington State Capitol Legislative Building (iStock.com)

Washington bills aim to slow rent increases

Washington State Capitol Legislative Building (iStock.com)

January 29, 2023, 6:00am Clark County News

Two parallel rent-stabilization bills have hit the legislation table this year. Introduced by state Reps. Nicole Macri, D-Seattle, and Alex Ramel, D-Bellingham, House Bills 1388 and 1389 aim to ensure reasonable and predictable rent hikes in Washington. Read story

A voter looks on as Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event at Ashworth by the Sea on Feb. 9, 2020, in Hampton, New Hampshire.

New Hampshire has led the presidential primaries for 100 years. Democrats say that’s enough

A voter looks on as Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event at Ashworth by the Sea on Feb. 9, 2020, in Hampton, New Hampshire.

January 29, 2023, 6:00am Politics

Phil Hatcher and his wife moved to New Hampshire from the Midwest in 1986, and soon got a taste of what makes the state’s first-in-the-nation primary so special to the people who live there. Read story