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Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden departs after voting early in Delaware's state primary election at the New Castle County Board of Elections office in Wilmington, Del., Monday, Sept. 14, 2020.

Biden, flush with cash, boosts ad spending in battlegrounds

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden departs after voting early in Delaware's state primary election at the New Castle County Board of Elections office in Wilmington, Del., Monday, Sept. 14, 2020.

September 14, 2020, 10:21am Politics

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s massive campaign war chest was supposed to finance an onslaught of attacks that would destroy Joe Biden’s chance of winning in November. Read story

Medical marijuana was legal but not yet mainstream in 2009 when Tamarack Dispensary opened its doors in the conservative community of Kalispell, Montana.

Altered mindsets: Marijuana is making its mark on ballots in red states

Medical marijuana was legal but not yet mainstream in 2009 when Tamarack Dispensary opened its doors in the conservative community of Kalispell, Montana.

September 14, 2020, 6:00am Nation & World

When Tamarack Dispensary opened in the northwestern Montana city of Kalispell in 2009, medical marijuana was legal but still operating on the fringes of the conservative community. Read story

Republican gubernatorial candidate Loren Culp arrives at a rally Sunday west of Battle Ground. Culp spoke for 40 minutes to about 500 people.

Inslee challenger Loren Culp rallies Clark County supporters

Republican gubernatorial candidate Loren Culp arrives at a rally Sunday west of Battle Ground. Culp spoke for 40 minutes to about 500 people.

September 13, 2020, 9:20pm Clark County News

Part party and part protest against Governor Jay Inslee, Republican challenger Loren Culp held a rally west of Battle Ground on Sunday. Read story

Ramiro Luna-Hinojosa, right, speaks to members of Somos Tejas at Martin Weiss Park before they go door to door in the Oak Cliff neighborhood educating people on COVID-19, the census and voting on June 27, 2020, in Dallas.

Republicans are knocking on voters’ doors. Democrats aren’t. Will it affect the 2020 outcome?

Ramiro Luna-Hinojosa, right, speaks to members of Somos Tejas at Martin Weiss Park before they go door to door in the Oak Cliff neighborhood educating people on COVID-19, the census and voting on June 27, 2020, in Dallas.

September 13, 2020, 8:00am Politics

WASHINGTON — Democrats think it’s dangerous and unnecessary. Republicans consider it safe and essential. Read story

Ballots are processed at the King County Elections headquarters in Renton for Washington stateCfUs primary election on March 10, 2020. Though gloves have always been optional for elections workers, it has become mandatory to prevent COVID-19.

Everything you need to know for election

Ballots are processed at the King County Elections headquarters in Renton for Washington stateCfUs primary election on March 10, 2020. Though gloves have always been optional for elections workers, it has become mandatory to prevent COVID-19.

September 13, 2020, 6:05am Clark County Politics

Whether you’re new to Washington or just making sure you are fully prepared to vote in the Nov. 3 general election, here’s what you need to know about voting (plus lots of links for voters who live outside the state or have recently moved). Read story

Joel Mattila, a delegate from Clark County, poses in front of the White House on the closing night of the Republican National Convention in Washington, D.C.

Clark County Republican has unconventional convention experience

Joel Mattila, a delegate from Clark County, poses in front of the White House on the closing night of the Republican National Convention in Washington, D.C.

September 13, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

A Clark County resident was one of the few people who attended the Republican National Convention last month, a usually arena-sized event that was scaled down to just a couple of hundred delegates this year due to COVID-19. Read story

FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2017, file photo Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko go for talks during Biden's visit in Kiev, Ukraine. The leaked recordings of apparent conversations between Joe Biden and Ukraine's then-president largely confirm Biden's account of his dealings in Ukraine. The choppy audio, disclosed by a Ukrainian lawmaker whom U.S. officials described Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, as an "active Russian agent" who has sought to spread online misinformation about Biden.

Heavily edited Biden audio first shared by ‘Russian agent’ thrives online

FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2017, file photo Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko go for talks during Biden's visit in Kiev, Ukraine. The leaked recordings of apparent conversations between Joe Biden and Ukraine's then-president largely confirm Biden's account of his dealings in Ukraine. The choppy audio, disclosed by a Ukrainian lawmaker whom U.S. officials described Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, as an "active Russian agent" who has sought to spread online misinformation about Biden.

September 12, 2020, 2:21pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — The leaked recordings were hardly a political bombshell: The apparent phone conversations between Joe Biden and Ukraine’s then-president largely confirm Biden’s account of his dealings in Ukraine. Read story

FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally at MBS International Airport in Freeland, Mich. Pushing for new roads to reelection, Trump will go on offense this weekend in Nevada, a state that hasn't supported a Republican presidential candidate since 2004.

Trump looks west, eyeing new paths to White House

FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally at MBS International Airport in Freeland, Mich. Pushing for new roads to reelection, Trump will go on offense this weekend in Nevada, a state that hasn't supported a Republican presidential candidate since 2004.

September 12, 2020, 2:18pm Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pushing for new roads to reelection, President Donald Trump is going on the offense this weekend in Nevada, which hasn’t supported a Republican presidential candidate since 2004. Read story

FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump, center, with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley, behind him at right, addresses members of the military during a surprise Thanksgiving Day visit at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. During his election campaign four years ago, Trump vowed to bring all troops home from "endless wars." In recent months he's only increased the pressure, working to fulfill his campaign promise and get forces home before Election Day.

Expect US election to have consequences for troops overseas

FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump, center, with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley, behind him at right, addresses members of the military during a surprise Thanksgiving Day visit at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. During his election campaign four years ago, Trump vowed to bring all troops home from "endless wars." In recent months he's only increased the pressure, working to fulfill his campaign promise and get forces home before Election Day.

September 12, 2020, 2:17pm Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden both say they want to pull U.S. forces out of Iraq and Afghanistan. But their approaches differ, and the outcome of the Nov. 3 election will have long-term consequences not only for U.S. troops, but for the wider region. Read story

Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf speaks during an event at DHS headquarters in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020.

Confirmation gets trickier for Trump Homeland Security pick Wolf

Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf speaks during an event at DHS headquarters in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020.

September 11, 2020, 12:04pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON — A whistleblower’s complaint and a tight timeline are making it increasingly unlikely that the Senate will confirm Chad Wolf as secretary of the Department of Homeland Security before the election. Read story