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FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2019, file photo, Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Greenberg talks to the Orlando Sentinel during an interview at his office in Lake Mary, Fla. A key figure in the federal investigation of Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz is expected to plead guilty to criminal charges next week. Joel Greenberg will appear Monday in federal court in Orlando, Florida for a change of plea hearing, according to court documents.

Gaetz associate agrees to cooperate in federal investigation

FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2019, file photo, Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Greenberg talks to the Orlando Sentinel during an interview at his office in Lake Mary, Fla. A key figure in the federal investigation of Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz is expected to plead guilty to criminal charges next week. Joel Greenberg will appear Monday in federal court in Orlando, Florida for a change of plea hearing, according to court documents.

May 15, 2021, 6:34pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida politician who emerged as a central figure in the federal investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz has agreed to cooperate with federal investigators and admits paying an underage girl to have sex with him and other men, according to court documents filed Friday. Read story

U.S. warns extremists may strike as virus restrictions ease

May 15, 2021, 5:56pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — A national terrorism alert issued Friday warns that violent extremists may take advantage of the easing of pandemic restrictions to conduct attacks. Read story

FILE - In this Tuesday, May 11, 2021, file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom joins a cleanup effort in Los Angeles. Newsom on Tuesday proposed $12 billion in new funding to get more people experiencing homelessness in the state into housing and to "functionally end family homelessness" within five years. A fading coronavirus crisis and an astounding windfall of tax dollars have reshuffled California's emerging recall election, allowing Democratic Gov. Newsom to talk of a mask-free future and propose billions in new spending for schools and businesses as he looks to fend off Republicans who depict him as a foppish failure.

Cash windfall helps Newsom in California recall election

FILE - In this Tuesday, May 11, 2021, file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom joins a cleanup effort in Los Angeles. Newsom on Tuesday proposed $12 billion in new funding to get more people experiencing homelessness in the state into housing and to "functionally end family homelessness" within five years. A fading coronavirus crisis and an astounding windfall of tax dollars have reshuffled California's emerging recall election, allowing Democratic Gov. Newsom to talk of a mask-free future and propose billions in new spending for schools and businesses as he looks to fend off Republicans who depict him as a foppish failure.

May 15, 2021, 2:19pm Politics

LOS ANGELES — A fading coronavirus crisis and an astounding windfall of tax dollars have reshuffled California’s emerging recall election, allowing Democratic Gov. Gavin Newscom to talk about an end to most COVID-19 restrictions and propose billions in new spending as he looks to fend off Republicans who depict him… Read story

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Clark County Charter Review panel: Time to refocus

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May 15, 2021, 2:15pm Clark County News

Clark County Charter Review commissioners called for a “reset” last week in their ongoing review of the county government’s guiding document. Read story

Mississippi justices toss voter-backed marijuana initiative

May 15, 2021, 1:17pm Latest News

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi will remain in the minority of states without a medical marijuana program after the state Supreme Court on Friday overturned an initiative that voters approved last fall — a decision that also limits other citizen-led efforts to put issues on the statewide ballot. Read story

Inslee signs Columbia River dredging permit bill

May 15, 2021, 6:02am Business

Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill introduced by state Rep. Larry Hoff, R-Vancouver, streamlining the permitting process for dredging on the Columbia River. Read story

Camas to begin search to fill mayoral position

May 15, 2021, 6:02am Clark County News

The city of Camas will soon begin the process of filling its open mayoral position. Read story

Sandra Day resigns from Ridgefield City Council

May 15, 2021, 6:00am Clark County News

Ridgefield City Councilmember Sandra Day is stepping down next month. Read story

President Joe Biden speaks on updated guidance on face mask mandates and COVID-19 response, in the Rose Garden of the White House, Thursday, May 13, 2021, in Washington.

Biden cancels Trump’s planned ‘Garden of American Heroes’

President Joe Biden speaks on updated guidance on face mask mandates and COVID-19 response, in the Rose Garden of the White House, Thursday, May 13, 2021, in Washington.

May 14, 2021, 4:57pm Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday put the kibosh on his predecessor's planned “National Garden of American Heroes" and revoked former President Donald Trump's executive orders aimed at social media companies' moderation policies and branding American foreign aid. Read story

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, rioters try to break through a police barrier, at the Capitol in Washington.

What insurrection? Growing number in GOP downplay Jan. 6

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, rioters try to break through a police barrier, at the Capitol in Washington.

May 14, 2021, 2:45pm Politics

WASHINGTON — What insurrection? Read story