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Trump plans huge July 4 fireworks show despite DC’s concerns

July 1, 2020, 2:00pm Politics

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s July Fourth celebration on the National Mall will feature one of the largest fireworks displays ever and as many as 300,000 face masks will be given away to those who want them — but despite health concerns from D.C.’s mayor, no one apparently will be required to wear them. Read story

Protesters gather in front of Vancouver city attorneys’ homesvideo icon

July 1, 2020, 11:49am Clark County News

Protesters targeted the homes of two Vancouver city attorneys over the weekend in response to a criminal charge against a local business owner, who allegedly violated Gov. Jay Inslee's stay-at-home order by reopening her pet grooming shop in May. Read story

Trump: I’ll veto defense bill to keep Confederate base names

July 1, 2020, 9:08am Politics

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is vowing to veto a massive defense bill to keep military bases such as Fort Bragg named after Confederate officers, swimming against sentiment in his own party and imperiling a 3% pay raise for the troops. Read story

Gun-toting restaurateur upsets 5-term Colorado congressman

July 1, 2020, 9:07am Politics

DENVER — A pistol-packing restaurant owner who has expressed support for a far-right conspiracy theory has upset five-term U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton in Colorado’s primary elections. Read story

Russian bounties further strain Trump’s bond with veterans

July 1, 2020, 9:06am Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — They didn’t like it when then-candidate Donald Trump criticized John McCain for being captured in combat. They were angrier when Trump, as commander in chief, abandoned Kurdish allies in the Middle East. And they were upset again last month when he threatened to deploy troops against American protesters. Read story

Trump tweets that Russia bounty allegations are ‘Fake News’

July 1, 2020, 9:01am Politics

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is stepping up the defense of its response to intelligence assessments that suggested Russia had offered bounties for killing U.S. troops in Afghanistan, with the president’s national security adviser saying on Wednesday he had prepared a list of retaliatory options if the intelligence had been corroborated. Read story

Attorney General Bob Ferguson calls for Washington law to track, report police use of deadly force

July 1, 2020, 8:41am Latest News

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Tuesday recommended the state Legislature fortify police accountability laws by requiring law enforcement agencies to collect detailed information about use of deadly force and share it publicly. Read story

Clark County Councilor John Blom faces challenges from all sides

July 1, 2020, 6:05am Clark County News

The hearing in which the Clark County Council adopted this year’s budget was contentious through the final vote. Read story

Washington Supreme Court considers fate of $30 car tabs initiative

June 30, 2020, 8:01pm Latest News

OLYMPIA – A ballot measure that reduced most vehicle taxes and fees should be thrown out as misleading because the $30 tabs it promotes won’t exist and it’s guilty of “logrolling” by including more than one topic, attorneys for local governments opposing the proposal told the state Supreme Court Tuesday. Read story

Trump’s two Russias confound coherent US policy

June 30, 2020, 4:30pm Politics

WASHINGTON — When it comes to Russia, the Trump administration just can’t seem to make up its mind. Read story