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FILE - Migrants listen to a volunteer in a parking lot after being detained and processed for asylum by U.S. authorities, April 12, 2024, in San Diego. A new Biden administration rule aims to speed up asylum processing at the southern border, enabling it to quickly reject a limited group of people believed to have committed serious crimes or who have terrorist links. The change announced May 9 comes during an election year when immigration is a key issue.

A new rule aims to speed up the removal of a limited group of migrants who don’t qualify for asylum

FILE - Migrants listen to a volunteer in a parking lot after being detained and processed for asylum by U.S. authorities, April 12, 2024, in San Diego. A new Biden administration rule aims to speed up asylum processing at the southern border, enabling it to quickly reject a limited group of people believed to have committed serious crimes or who have terrorist links. The change announced May 9 comes during an election year when immigration is a key issue.

May 10, 2024, 8:21am Politics

A new Biden administration rule announced Thursday aims to speed up asylum processing at the southern border for a limited group of people believed to have committed serious crimes or who have terrorist links and ultimately more quickly eject them from the country. Read story

Federal judge tosses Democrats’ lawsuit challenging Wisconsin absentee voting requirements

May 10, 2024, 8:15am Nation & World

A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit brought by Democrats that challenged Wisconsin’s witness requirements for absentee voting, a ruling that keeps the law in place with the presidential election six months away. Read story

Semi Bird addresses the crowd at a fundraising event at The Lodge at Frontier Park Graham on Friday, Nov. 10, 2023.

GOP candidate Semi Bird vows to join WA governor race today

Semi Bird addresses the crowd at a fundraising event at The Lodge at Frontier Park Graham on Friday, Nov. 10, 2023.

May 10, 2024, 7:49am Election

Tri-Cities Democrats are doing some political jockeying to flip a county commission seat, and a Tri-Cities candidate for Washington governor says he plans to file Friday. Read story

FILE - A sign outside the Internal Revenue Service building is seen, May 4, 2021, in Washington. The IRS said Thursday, May 2, 2024, it&rsquo;s taken steps to address a wide disparity in audit rates between Black taxpayers and others filers. And the agency is more closely examining the returns of larger numbers of wealthy people and major companies.

A top Biden aide highlights a coming showdown with GOP over 2017 tax cuts that are due to expire

FILE - A sign outside the Internal Revenue Service building is seen, May 4, 2021, in Washington. The IRS said Thursday, May 2, 2024, it&rsquo;s taken steps to address a wide disparity in audit rates between Black taxpayers and others filers. And the agency is more closely examining the returns of larger numbers of wealthy people and major companies.

May 10, 2024, 7:36am Politics

The Biden White House wants voters to know about its differences with Republicans over taxes, with a top aide making the case for higher rates on corporations and the ultra-wealthy. Read story

FILE - A Federal Aviation Administration sign hangs in the tower at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, March 16, 2017. Congressional negotiators have agreed on a $105 billion bill designed to improve the safety of air travel after a series of close calls between planes at the nation&rsquo;s airports.

Senate passes bill improving air safety and service for travelers, a day before FAA law expires

FILE - A Federal Aviation Administration sign hangs in the tower at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, March 16, 2017. Congressional negotiators have agreed on a $105 billion bill designed to improve the safety of air travel after a series of close calls between planes at the nation&rsquo;s airports.

May 10, 2024, 7:35am Business

The Senate has passed a $105 billion bill designed to improve safety and customer service for air travelers, a day before the law governing the Federal Aviation Administration expires. Read story

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Cleveland gets challenger for 49th Legislative District Senate seat; same for McClintock’s 18th Legislative District House seat

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May 9, 2024, 6:24pm Clark County News

Two previously undeclared candidates Thursday filed paperwork with the Clark County Elections office to run for the state Legislature. Read story

FBI warns of AI use to interfere in elections

May 9, 2024, 5:26pm Nation & World

The FBI is concerned that foreign adversaries could deploy artificial intelligence as a means to interfere in American elections and spread disinformation, a senior official said Thursday, describing the technology as an area “that’s probably going to see growth over the coming years.” Read story

Court rejects Hunter Biden’s appeal, trial set for June

May 9, 2024, 5:18pm Politics

Hunter Biden’s federal gun case should move forward, an appeals court ruled Thursday, setting the stage for the president’s son to stand trial on criminal charges next month in Delaware. Read story