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Aerial shot of the state capitol building in Olympia, Washington on a summer afternoon, with the snowy mass of Mt Rainier/Tahoma in the distance.

Washington is intercepting federal benefits bound for foster youth

Aerial shot of the state capitol building in Olympia, Washington on a summer afternoon, with the snowy mass of Mt Rainier/Tahoma in the distance.

May 9, 2024, 2:20pm Latest News

Despite pressure to end the practice, Washington continues to divert federal benefits owed to foster youth to fund the Department of Children, Youth and Families, which runs the state’s foster care system. Read story

FILE - Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council of the Eurasian Economic Union at the Kremlin in Moscow, on May 8, 2024. A group trying to lay the groundwork for a second Trump administration if the former president wins in November is out with a new policy book that aims to articulate an &ldquo;America First&rdquo; national security agenda.

Trump-affiliated group releases new national security book outlining possible second-term approach

FILE - Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council of the Eurasian Economic Union at the Kremlin in Moscow, on May 8, 2024. A group trying to lay the groundwork for a second Trump administration if the former president wins in November is out with a new policy book that aims to articulate an &ldquo;America First&rdquo; national security agenda.

May 9, 2024, 2:13pm Politics

Making future military aid to Ukraine contingent on the country participating in peace talks with Russia. Banning Chinese nationals from buying property within a 50-mile radius of U.S. government buildings. Filling the national security sector with acolytes of Donald Trump. Read story

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., speaks to reporters after she tried and failed to oust Speaker Mike Johnson, her long-shot effort swiftly and resoundingly rejected by Democrats and Republicans tired of the political chaos, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, May 8, 2024. (AP Photo/J.

House rejects Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s effort to oust Speaker Mike Johnson, but chaos lingers

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., speaks to reporters after she tried and failed to oust Speaker Mike Johnson, her long-shot effort swiftly and resoundingly rejected by Democrats and Republicans tired of the political chaos, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, May 8, 2024. (AP Photo/J.

May 9, 2024, 8:13am Latest News

Hard-line Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene tried and failed in a brazen push to oust House Speaker Mike Johnson, but the resounding rejection by Republicans and Democrats tired of the turmoil does not guarantee an end to the GOP chaos. Read story

FILE - President Joe Biden speaks before signing a $95 billion Ukraine aid package that also includes support for Israel, Taiwan, and other allies, in the State Dining Room of the White House, April 24, 2024, in Washington. The Biden administration is due to deliver a first-of-its-kind formal verdict on whether Israel&rsquo;s conduct of its war in Gaza complies with international and U.S. laws.

US says Rafah offensive would jeopardize cease-fire talks as Biden threatens to halt more Israel aid

FILE - President Joe Biden speaks before signing a $95 billion Ukraine aid package that also includes support for Israel, Taiwan, and other allies, in the State Dining Room of the White House, April 24, 2024, in Washington. The Biden administration is due to deliver a first-of-its-kind formal verdict on whether Israel&rsquo;s conduct of its war in Gaza complies with international and U.S. laws.

May 9, 2024, 8:10am Latest News

President Joe Biden said that he would not supply offensive weapons that Israel could use to launch an all-out assault on Rafah — the last major Hamas stronghold in Gaza — over concern for the well-being of the more than 1 million civilians sheltering there. Read story

Former President Donald Trump speaks to reporters as he arrives for his trial at Manhattan Criminal Court, Thursday, May 9, 2024, in New York.

Trump attorney and Stormy Daniels trade barbs during questions about alleged 2006 sexual encounter

Former President Donald Trump speaks to reporters as he arrives for his trial at Manhattan Criminal Court, Thursday, May 9, 2024, in New York.

May 9, 2024, 8:09am Latest News

Donald Trump's defense attorneys grilled Stormy Daniels Thursday on the transaction at the center of the former president's hush money trial, pressing her on why she accepted a $130,000 payment to keep quiet about her alleged sexual encounter with Trump instead of going public. Read story

Trump individual, estate tax cut renewal to cost $4.6 trillion

May 9, 2024, 8:06am Business

The cost of extending the 2017 tax cuts for households, small businesses and the estates of wealthy individuals enacted under President Donald Trump has expanded to $4.6 trillion, according to new estimates from Congress’ fiscal scorekeeper. Read story

The Interstate 5 Bridge rises above the Columbia River as Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Skamania, left, and Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle talk Jan. 13, 2023, during a tour of key infrastructure projects in Perez&rsquo;s district.

3rd District Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez leads effort to fully fund Bridge Investment Program

The Interstate 5 Bridge rises above the Columbia River as Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Skamania, left, and Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle talk Jan. 13, 2023, during a tour of key infrastructure projects in Perez&rsquo;s district.

May 9, 2024, 6:06am Clark County News

U.S. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Skamania, is calling for federal spending on a program that would include funds for the Interstate Bridge Replacement Program. Read story

Republicans push to add citizenship census question

May 8, 2024, 8:34pm Nation & World

Some Republicans in Congress are pushing to require a citizenship question on the questionnaire for the once-a-decade census and exclude people who aren’t citizens from the count that helps determine political power in the United States. Read story