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Coronavirus suddenly upends campaign themes for both parties

March 24, 2020, 2:45pm Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic and the country's collapsing economy are forcing Democrats and Republicans to rethink the messaging they thought would help them win November's elections for White House and congressional control. Read story

Trump-appointed judge playing defense on presidential powers

March 24, 2020, 2:45pm Politics

WASHINGTON — Democrats saw warning signs long before President Donald Trump nominated Neomi Rao to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Read story

Washington state’s stay-at-home order at a glance

March 24, 2020, 1:49pm Editor's Choice

OLYMPIA — In order to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has ordered the state’s more than 7 million residents to stay home unless necessary and for non-essential businesses to close for at least two weeks, expanding previous orders that had already banned large gatherings and closed bars and dine-in restaurants. Read story

U.S. deal may be at hand to ease economic pain of coronavirus

March 24, 2020, 11:12am Latest News

WASHINGTON — Congressional and White House officials said Tuesday a deal appears to be at hand to provide sweeping aid to businesses and workers facing ruin from the coronavirus pandemic. Read story

Texas’ lieutenant governor says U.S. should get ‘back to work’

March 24, 2020, 9:09am Nation & World

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas’ lieutenant governor said Monday night that the U.S. should get back to work in the face of the global pandemic and that people over the age of 70, who the Centers for Disease Control says are at higher risk for the coronavirus, will “take care of ourselves.” Read story

U.S. shames Afghan leaders’ obstinance as pandemic looms

March 24, 2020, 8:45am Nation & World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Washington’s unprecedented threat to cut $1 billion in Afghanistan funding — a response to the refusal of rivals in Kabul to work together to advance peace — comes at a time when the impoverished nation risks being overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic. Read story

Analysis: Trump struggles to adjust to crisis presidency

March 23, 2020, 6:38pm Politics

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has never been known for his patience or long attention span. Read story

Virus frauds spread, preying on Medicare recipients

March 23, 2020, 6:35pm Politics

WASHINGTON — Scam artists are preying on older people’s fears by peddling fake tests for the coronavirus to Medicare recipients, a federal law enforcement agency warned on Monday. Read story

Lt. Gov. Habib says emotional, spiritual low point led to Jesuit decision

March 23, 2020, 6:31pm Northwest

OLYMPIA — The illness and subsequent death of his father. His own memories of having cancer as a child. A political culture he saw becoming increasingly toxic. Read story

Supreme Court: States can bar insanity defense

March 23, 2020, 6:28pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that states can prevent criminal defendants from pleading insanity without violating their constitutional rights. The decision could prompt states across the country to toughen standards for defendants who wish to plead not guilty by reason of insanity. Read story