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Herrera Beutler calls bill critical to preserving salmon habitat

January 15, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

The end of 2019 saw increased federal funding for Columbia River salmon hatcheries, the latest attempt in a line of legislation to boost the region's stock of the valuable fish. Read story

Impeachment then and now: Trump’s trial could look much like Clinton’s, minus bipartisan tally at start

January 14, 2020, 6:57pm Politics

WASHINGTON — There’s every chance that the impeachment trial of Donald Trump will look much like Bill Clinton’s did 21 years ago. Read story

Democratic senator says he has at least 51 votes to curb Trump on Iran

January 14, 2020, 6:42pm Politics

WASHINGTON — A Democratic senator said Tuesday he has at least 51 votes to support a bipartisan resolution asserting that President Donald Trump must seek approval from Congress before engaging in further military action against Iran. Read story

U.S. agencies tracking Russia hack of Ukraine company

January 14, 2020, 6:41pm Politics

WASHINGTON — U.S. spy agencies are tracking a Russian hacking attack against a Ukrainian gas company linked to the impeachment of President Donald Trump, including whether it was done to find damaging information on former Vice President Joe Biden’s family, according to a senior U.S. official. Read story

McConnell’s challenge: Shaping a trial amid Trump’s demands

January 14, 2020, 5:45pm Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump needs Mitch McConnell more than ever. Read story

Pompeo discusses stalled talks with N. Korea at meeting

January 14, 2020, 5:04pm Politics

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Tuesday with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts to discuss stalled nuclear talks with North Korea and stress the importance of America’s relationship with both countries. Read story

Democratic debate allows one more jab before Iowa caucuses

January 14, 2020, 4:30pm Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Rougher shoving and sharper jabs are expected as a tighter field of Democrats takes the stage for Tuesday night's final debate before Iowa's leadoff presidential caucuses. Read story

6 big questions ahead of final debate before start of voting

January 14, 2020, 2:45pm Politics

WASHINGTON — Tuesday marks the last time the leading Democratic presidential contenders will face a national audience on the debate stage before primary voting begins, making it the most significant moment of the 2020 primary season to date. Read story

U.S. officials cite deterrence to defend lethal drone strike

January 14, 2020, 1:43pm Politics

WASHINGTON — For all of the Trump administration’s insistence that the threat of an “imminent” attack led to the American drone strike on Iran’s top general, U.S. officials behind the scenes say the strike was motivated as much, if not more, by a broader effort to rein in a dangerously emboldened Iran. Read story

Gov. Jay Inslee says state must act on homelessnessvideo icon

January 14, 2020, 1:20pm Latest News

OLYMPIA — Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee told a joint session of the Legislature Tuesday that Washington state must act now to reduce the number of people who are living without permanent shelter. Read story