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House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., joined by House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., left, and members of the GOP Doctors Caucus, speaks during a news conference about the Delta variant of COVID-19 and the origin of the virus, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, July 22, 2021. (AP Photo/J.

GOP’s vaccine push comes with strong words, few actions

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., joined by House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., left, and members of the GOP Doctors Caucus, speaks during a news conference about the Delta variant of COVID-19 and the origin of the virus, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, July 22, 2021. (AP Photo/J.

July 23, 2021, 8:46am Politics

WASHINGTON — Republican politicians are under increasing pressure to speak out to persuade COVID-19 vaccine skeptics to roll up their sleeves and take the shots as a new, more contagious variant sends caseloads soaring. But after months of ignoring — and, in some cases, stoking — misinformation about the virus,… Read story

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., returns to her office where members of the House select committee on the January 6th attack on the Capitol are preparing for the start of hearings next week, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, July 22, 2021. (AP Photo/J.

Pelosi says ‘deadly serious’ Jan. 6 probe to go without GOP

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., returns to her office where members of the House select committee on the January 6th attack on the Capitol are preparing for the start of hearings next week, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, July 22, 2021. (AP Photo/J.

July 23, 2021, 8:44am Politics

WASHINGTON — Unfazed by Republican threats of a boycott, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared that a congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection will take on its “deadly serious” work whether Republicans participate or not. Read story

In this photo provided by South Korea Foreign Ministry, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, second from left, talks to journalists as South Korean First Vice Foreign Minister Choi Jong Kun listens after their meeting at the Foreign Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, July 23, 2021. America's No. 2 diplomat on Friday expressed sympathy for North Koreans facing hardships and food shortages linked to the pandemic, and renewed calls for the North to return to talks over its nuclear program.

U.S. diplomat worried about pandemic, food supply in N Korea

In this photo provided by South Korea Foreign Ministry, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, second from left, talks to journalists as South Korean First Vice Foreign Minister Choi Jong Kun listens after their meeting at the Foreign Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, July 23, 2021. America's No. 2 diplomat on Friday expressed sympathy for North Koreans facing hardships and food shortages linked to the pandemic, and renewed calls for the North to return to talks over its nuclear program.

July 23, 2021, 8:41am Nation & World

SEOUL, South Korea — America’s No. 2 diplomat on Friday expressed sympathy for North Koreans facing hardships and food shortages linked to the pandemic, and renewed calls for the North to return to talks over its nuclear program. Read story

Leslie Lewallen and Gary Perman are both running for Camas City Council.

Two Camas council candidates get bump from Madore

Leslie Lewallen and Gary Perman are both running for Camas City Council.

July 23, 2021, 6:02am Clark County News

CAMAS — When it comes to collecting campaign contributions, two of the eight Camas City Council candidates running in the Aug. 3 primary election have greatly outpaced their competitors. Read story

Clark County Council approves two amendments for November election

July 23, 2021, 5:45am Clark County News

The Clark County Council has approved two proposed amendments to the county charter regarding initiative and referendum petitions that will be placed on the November 2021 general election ballot. Read story

Senate bill would require women to register for the draft

July 22, 2021, 1:45pm Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate Armed Services Committee included language in its version of the fiscal 2022 National Defense Authorization Act to require women, for the first time, to register for the draft. Read story

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arrives to meet with reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, July 22, 2021. Pelosi discussed her reasons for rejecting two Republicans chosen by House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy to be on the committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. (AP Photo/J.

Pelosi says Jan. 6 committee will move forward without GOP

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arrives to meet with reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, July 22, 2021. Pelosi discussed her reasons for rejecting two Republicans chosen by House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy to be on the committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. (AP Photo/J.

July 22, 2021, 12:25pm Latest News

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says a committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection “will do the job it set out to do” despite Republicans’ vow to boycott the probe. Read story

FILE - In this June 25, 2021 file photo, Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks during a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington. The Justice Department is launching gun strike forces in five cities in the U.S. It is part of an effort to reduce spiking violent crime by addressing illegal trafficking and prosecuting offenses that help put guns in the hands of criminals.

Garland: To help combat gun violence, confirm ATF leader

FILE - In this June 25, 2021 file photo, Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks during a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington. The Justice Department is launching gun strike forces in five cities in the U.S. It is part of an effort to reduce spiking violent crime by addressing illegal trafficking and prosecuting offenses that help put guns in the hands of criminals.

July 22, 2021, 11:50am Politics

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is launching an effort in five cities in the U.S. to reduce spiking gun violence by addressing illegal trafficking and prosecuting offenses that help put guns in the hands of criminals. Read story

FILE - In this May 5, 2021, file photo, Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo participate in a roundtable with women-led small business owners in Providence, R.I. President Joe Biden's administration says it is making $3 billion in economic development grants available to communities. Raimondo tells The Associated Press her agency will begin accepting applications for the competitive grants, which officials hope will create hundreds of thousands of jobs.

Biden admin stepping up community grants from COVID bill

FILE - In this May 5, 2021, file photo, Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo participate in a roundtable with women-led small business owners in Providence, R.I. President Joe Biden's administration says it is making $3 billion in economic development grants available to communities. Raimondo tells The Associated Press her agency will begin accepting applications for the competitive grants, which officials hope will create hundreds of thousands of jobs.

July 22, 2021, 11:50am Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's administration is beginning to make $3 billion in economic development grants available to communities — a tenfold increase in the program paid for by this year's COVID-19 relief bill. Read story

FILE - In this May 7, 2021, file photo Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington.

U.S. imposes new Cuba sanctions over human rights abuses

FILE - In this May 7, 2021, file photo Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington.

July 22, 2021, 11:43am Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration announced new sanctions Thursday against a Cuban official and a government entity that it says was involved in human rights abuses during a government crackdown on protests on the island earlier this month. Read story