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Keith Bunn prepares empty containers for beverage refills at Corwin Distributing in Ridgefield. Corwin Distributing Co. expects to suffer if a new tax on sweetened beverages, introduced in a Washington Senate committee meeting this week, is passed into law.

Clark County business owners say bill to tax sweet drinks will cost jobs

Keith Bunn prepares empty containers for beverage refills at Corwin Distributing in Ridgefield. Corwin Distributing Co. expects to suffer if a new tax on sweetened beverages, introduced in a Washington Senate committee meeting this week, is passed into law.

February 26, 2021, 6:01am Clark County Business

A new tax on sweetened beverages introduced in a Washington Senate committee meeting this week is upsetting Clark County business owners who see it as a threat to their enterprises already suffering during the pandemic. Read story

Official says ‘threats to blow up Capitol’ credible

February 25, 2021, 7:39pm Nation & World

Plans to “blow up” the U.S. Capitol during President Joe Biden’s yet-to-be scheduled State of the Union address in hopes of killing as many members of Congress “as possible” remains a credible threat, a top security official told lawmakers Thursday. Read story

FILE - In this Feb. 29, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump pauses while speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC 2020, at National Harbor, in Oxon Hill, Md.

Conservative gathering to feature Trump’s false fraud claims

FILE - In this Feb. 29, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump pauses while speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC 2020, at National Harbor, in Oxon Hill, Md.

February 25, 2021, 6:00pm Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A gathering of conservatives this weekend in Florida will serve as an unabashed endorsement of former President Donald Trump's desire to remain the leader of the Republican Party — and as a forum to fan his false claim that he lost the November election only because of… Read story

Vice President Kamala Harris hosts a ceremonial swearing in for U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield, at the Eisenhower Executive Office building on the White House campus, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, in Washington. From left, Thomas-Greenfield, her husband Lafayette Greenfield, and Harris.

‘Diplomacy is back’: New U.S. envoy takes U.N. role

Vice President Kamala Harris hosts a ceremonial swearing in for U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield, at the Eisenhower Executive Office building on the White House campus, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, in Washington. From left, Thomas-Greenfield, her husband Lafayette Greenfield, and Harris.

February 25, 2021, 5:03pm Politics

UNITED NATIONS — Linda Thomas-Greenfield presented her credentials as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday, officially taking on one of the most challenging jobs for the Biden administration of helping to restore the United States as a top multilateral player on the global stage… Read story

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee arrives to sign the first bill to be signed into law during the 2021 legislative session, Monday, Feb. 8, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. The measure increases the minimum weekly benefit for unemployed workers during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and prevents a dramatic increase in unemployment taxes paid by businesses. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Inslee announces pause in rollbacks in reopening plan

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee arrives to sign the first bill to be signed into law during the 2021 legislative session, Monday, Feb. 8, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. The measure increases the minimum weekly benefit for unemployed workers during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and prevents a dramatic increase in unemployment taxes paid by businesses. (AP Photo/Ted S.

February 25, 2021, 3:43pm Health

OLYMPIA — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said none of the state’s regions will revert back to more restrictive COVID-19 requirements under the state’s economic reopening plan under a pause in potential rollbacks the Democratic governor announced Thursday amid dropping case counts. Read story

FILE - In this March 11, 2020, file photo, Keith Gartenlaub poses for a photo near his home in Irvine, Calif. The Justice Department's internal watchdog is reviewing the former Boeing engineer's allegations that he was unfairly pursued by FBI agents who investigated him on suspicions that he was spying for China.

Watchdog reviews complaint about FBI surveillance warrant

FILE - In this March 11, 2020, file photo, Keith Gartenlaub poses for a photo near his home in Irvine, Calif. The Justice Department's internal watchdog is reviewing the former Boeing engineer's allegations that he was unfairly pursued by FBI agents who investigated him on suspicions that he was spying for China.

February 25, 2021, 2:15pm Politics

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department’s internal watchdog is reviewing a former Boeing engineer’s allegations that he was unfairly investigated by the FBI on suspicion that he was spying for China, according to correspondence and court filings reviewed by The Associated Press. It’s the latest challenge related to secretive surveillance powers… Read story

State House passes bill to exempt certain election security information from public records disclosure

February 25, 2021, 1:53pm Election

OLYMPIA — A bill that would exempt certain election security information from public records disclosures passed the state House of Representatives Wednesday. Read story

In this Feb. 11, 2021, photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington. The Democratic-led House is poised to pass a bill that enshrines protections in the nation's labor and civil rights laws for LGBTQ people, a top priority of President Joe Biden, though the legislation faces an uphill battle in the Senate.

House votes to expand legal safeguards for LGBTQ people

In this Feb. 11, 2021, photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington. The Democratic-led House is poised to pass a bill that enshrines protections in the nation's labor and civil rights laws for LGBTQ people, a top priority of President Joe Biden, though the legislation faces an uphill battle in the Senate.

February 25, 2021, 1:50pm Politics

WASHINGTON — The Democratic-led House passed a bill Thursday that would enshrine LGBTQ protections in the nation's labor and civil rights laws, a top priority of President Joe Biden, though the legislation faces an uphill battle in the Senate. Read story

President Joe Biden closes the folder after signing an executive order relating to U.S. supply chains, in the State Dining Room of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, in Washington.

Biden lifts Trump-era ban blocking legal immigration to U.S.

President Joe Biden closes the folder after signing an executive order relating to U.S. supply chains, in the State Dining Room of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, in Washington.

February 25, 2021, 11:28am Politics

SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday lifted a freeze on green cards issued by his predecessor during the pandemic that lawyers said was blocking most legal immigration to the United States. Read story

Former Gov. Jennifer Granholm, D-Mich., testifies before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee during a hearing to examine her nomination to be Secretary of Energy, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Former Michigan Gov. Granholm confirmed as energy secretary

Former Gov. Jennifer Granholm, D-Mich., testifies before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee during a hearing to examine her nomination to be Secretary of Energy, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington.

February 25, 2021, 10:21am Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm won Senate confirmation Thursday to be President Joe Biden’s energy secretary. The vote was 64-35. Read story