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Rep. Liz Cheney to stay in House, declines Wyoming Senate run

January 16, 2020, 9:30am Nation & World

WASHINGTON — Rep. Liz Cheney, a junior but rising GOP leader in the House, is opting to stay on that chamber’s leadership track rather than run for a Senate seat in her home state of Wyoming. Read story

Worried that election results could be hacked? Secretary of State Wyman has a plan

January 16, 2020, 9:29am Northwest

Washington’s chief elections official on Wednesday urged the Legislature to approve a bill that she said would make the election system more secure. Read story

Who are the House’s 7 impeachment prosecutors?

January 16, 2020, 9:11am Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story January 15, 2020, about the seven House lawmakers chosen to prosecute the House's impeachment case at the Senate trial of President Donald Trump, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Rep. Zoe Lofgren was a House Judiciary Committee staffer during the impeachment inquiry against President Richard Nixon. Lofgren worked for a Democratic congressman who was on the committee at that time. Read story

Watchdog: White House violated law in freezing Ukraine aid

January 16, 2020, 9:09am Latest News

WASHINGTON — The White House violated federal law in withholding security assistance to Ukraine, an action at the center of President Donald Trump’s impeachment, a federal watchdog agency said Thursday. Read story

John Roberts likely to play modest role in impeachment trial

January 16, 2020, 9:08am Politics

WASHINGTON — Chief Justice John Roberts is likely to play a modest role when he presides over the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, in keeping with his frequently repeated insistence that judges are not politicians. Read story

Washougal Democrat to seek seat in Legislature

January 16, 2020, 6:05am Clark County News

A member of the Washougal School Board intends to run for state representative in the 18th Legislative District this year. Read story

Groups push for ‘Medicare for All’ support as primaries near

January 15, 2020, 4:30pm Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. — “Medicare for All” has played a role in nearly every stage of the Democratic presidential campaign, but there’s been some quibbling over how that phrase is defined. With just weeks until the first 2020 contests, several groups are organizing grassroots efforts aimed at convincing voters they should back candidates who fully support the legislation from which the phrase is derived. Read story

U.S. firm offers free cybersecurity help to federal campaigns

January 15, 2020, 4:30pm Politics

WASHINGTON — A major U.S. web infrastructure and security company will provide free support to federal election campaigns to help thwart any repeats of the 2016 effort by Russian agents to steal and leak sensitive campaign emails and documents. Read story

The Crossing: What to watch as impeachment heads to Senate

January 15, 2020, 2:45pm Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump don't move to the Senate by themselves. Read story

Virginia moves to brink of becoming 38th state to ratify ERA

January 15, 2020, 12:17pm Politics

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia moved to the brink of becoming the crucial 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment on Wednesday, a momentous victory for many women's rights advocates even though it is far from certain the measure will ever be added to the U.S. Constitution. Read story