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President Joe Biden exits Air Force One as he arrives at Osan Air Base, Friday, May 20, 2022, in Pyeongtaek, South Korea.

Secret Service workers for Biden Asia trip sent home

President Joe Biden exits Air Force One as he arrives at Osan Air Base, Friday, May 20, 2022, in Pyeongtaek, South Korea.

May 20, 2022, 8:14am Politics

Two U.S. Secret Service employees in South Korea to prepare for President Joe Biden’s visit have been sent home after being involved in a confrontation with locals that led to a police investigation. Read story

FILE - Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses a meeting of the leaders of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, May 16, 2022. Finnish state-owned energy company Gasum is saying that natural gas imports from Russia under its supply contract will be halted on Saturday, May 21 after the Finns had refused to pay in Russian rubles, a demand made by President Vladimir Putin after sanctions were levied against his nation over the invasion of Ukraine.

Russia to cut Finland’s natural gas in latest energy clash

FILE - Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses a meeting of the leaders of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, May 16, 2022. Finnish state-owned energy company Gasum is saying that natural gas imports from Russia under its supply contract will be halted on Saturday, May 21 after the Finns had refused to pay in Russian rubles, a demand made by President Vladimir Putin after sanctions were levied against his nation over the invasion of Ukraine.

May 20, 2022, 7:53am Business

Russia will cut off natural gas to Finland after the Nordic country that applied for NATO membership this week refused President Vladimir Putin’s demand to pay in rubles, the Finnish state-owned energy company said Friday, the latest escalation over European energy amid the war in Ukraine. Read story

Noriyuki Shikata, cabinet secretary for public affairs of Kishida's government, gets introduced before he speaks in a news briefing in Tokyo, Friday, May 20, 2022. Japan welcomes the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF), a new U.S. economic initiative for the Indo-Pacific region that President Biden is expected to roll out during his Tokyo visit next week. Shikata said IPEF is expected to focus more about supply chains, clean energy, worker standards and anti-corruption programs rather than issues in traditional trade agreements such as market access and tariffs.

Japan welcomes new U.S. Indo-Pacific economic initiative

Noriyuki Shikata, cabinet secretary for public affairs of Kishida's government, gets introduced before he speaks in a news briefing in Tokyo, Friday, May 20, 2022. Japan welcomes the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF), a new U.S. economic initiative for the Indo-Pacific region that President Biden is expected to roll out during his Tokyo visit next week. Shikata said IPEF is expected to focus more about supply chains, clean energy, worker standards and anti-corruption programs rather than issues in traditional trade agreements such as market access and tariffs.

May 20, 2022, 7:51am Business

Japan welcomes a new U.S. economic initiative for the Indo-Pacific that President Joe Biden is expected to roll out during a visit to Tokyo next week because it demonstrates American commitment to a regional economic order that is not just about market access, an official said Friday. Read story

FILE - Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference, Thursday, May 19, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pelosi is facing criticism from the leader of Northern Ireland's biggest unionist party after saying Congress won't approve a trade deal with the U.K. if Britain scraps the agreement governing post-Brexit trade on the island.

N. Ireland party leader pans Pelosi’s warning on Brexit terms

FILE - Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference, Thursday, May 19, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pelosi is facing criticism from the leader of Northern Ireland's biggest unionist party after saying Congress won't approve a trade deal with the U.K. if Britain scraps the agreement governing post-Brexit trade on the island.

May 20, 2022, 7:51am Politics

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is facing criticism from the leader of Northern Ireland’s biggest unionist party after saying Congress won’t approve a trade deal with the U.K. if Britain scraps the agreement governing post-Brexit trade on the Irish island. Read story

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Clark County Council mulls veterans home at Camp Bonneville

Clark County Council Gary Medvigy (The Columbian files)

May 20, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

Clark County Councilor Gary Medvigy would like to see a veterans home at Camp Bonneville. Medvigy raised the idea during the council’s May 18 meeting. Read story

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Nearly dozen more candidates file for offices including Clark County Sheriff, 3rd District

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May 19, 2022, 6:45pm Clark County News

Nearly a dozen more candidates made their campaigns official Thursday by filing for office, bringing the total to 393 candidates filing for 310 offices as of 5 p.m. Read story

The Utah State Capitol, rear, is shown behind an oil refinery on Thursday, May 12, 2022, in Salt Lake City. A growing number of Republican-led states with economies that rely heavily on fossil fuels are pushing back against shifts in the financial industry to consider new factors such as environmental risk in their investment decisions.

GOP directs culture war fury toward green investing trend

The Utah State Capitol, rear, is shown behind an oil refinery on Thursday, May 12, 2022, in Salt Lake City. A growing number of Republican-led states with economies that rely heavily on fossil fuels are pushing back against shifts in the financial industry to consider new factors such as environmental risk in their investment decisions.

May 19, 2022, 6:25pm Politics

Republicans are coming out swinging against Wall Street’s growing efforts to consider factors like long-term environmental risk in investment decisions, the latest indication that the GOP is willing to damage its relationship with big business to score culture war points. Read story

Katherine Gibson-Haynes helps distribute infant formula during a baby formula drive Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Houston. Parents seeking baby formula are running into bare supermarket and pharmacy shelves in part because of ongoing supply disruptions and a recent safety recall. (AP Photo/David J.

Senate OKs overhaul of baby formula rules in aid program

Katherine Gibson-Haynes helps distribute infant formula during a baby formula drive Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Houston. Parents seeking baby formula are running into bare supermarket and pharmacy shelves in part because of ongoing supply disruptions and a recent safety recall. (AP Photo/David J.

May 19, 2022, 3:33pm Politics

The Senate approved a bill Thursday aimed at easing the baby formula shortage for families participating in a government assistance program that accounts for about half of all formula purchased in the United States. Read story