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After watching a mock fight during an academy class at the Washington Criminal Justice Training Center in Burien, Washington on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, Steve Woodward, left, a TAC officer with the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, gives advice and instructions regarding improvements that can be made regarding how the recruits handled the situation.  At center is recruit Chad Sommerfield, with the Everett Police Department, second from right is recruit Ryan Rich and at far right is recruit Seth Anderson, both with the Vancouver Police Department. (Ellen M.

Vancouver City Council backs state’s plan to add regional police academies

After watching a mock fight during an academy class at the Washington Criminal Justice Training Center in Burien, Washington on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, Steve Woodward, left, a TAC officer with the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, gives advice and instructions regarding improvements that can be made regarding how the recruits handled the situation.  At center is recruit Chad Sommerfield, with the Everett Police Department, second from right is recruit Ryan Rich and at far right is recruit Seth Anderson, both with the Vancouver Police Department. (Ellen M.

September 27, 2022, 5:44pm Clark County News

Vancouver has joined other Southwest Washington municipalities to advocate for a training facility that may ease strain felt by law enforcement agencies across Washington. Read story

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., left, speaks to Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., as they attend a Senate Rules and Administration Committee meeting on the Electoral Count Reform and Presidential Transition Improvement Act, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022. The bill is a response to the Jan. 6 insurrection and former President Donald Trump's efforts to find a way around the 19th-century law that, along with the Constitution, governs how states and Congress certify electors and declare presidential election winners. (AP Photo/J.

McConnell backs post-Jan. 6 revisions to elections law

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., left, speaks to Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., as they attend a Senate Rules and Administration Committee meeting on the Electoral Count Reform and Presidential Transition Improvement Act, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022. The bill is a response to the Jan. 6 insurrection and former President Donald Trump's efforts to find a way around the 19th-century law that, along with the Constitution, governs how states and Congress certify electors and declare presidential election winners. (AP Photo/J.

September 27, 2022, 3:59pm Politics

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he will “proudly support” legislation to overhaul rules for certifying presidential elections, bolstering a bipartisan effort to revise a 19th century law and avoid another Jan. 6 insurrection. Read story

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland speaks during a news conference on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, in Summerton, S.C. Haaland was in South Carolina to visit two schools where litigation over segregation led to the Supreme Court's historic Brown v. Board decision in 1954 declaring segregated schools unconstitutional.

Haaland: ‘Traumatic’ history shown in Brown v. Board schools

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland speaks during a news conference on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, in Summerton, S.C. Haaland was in South Carolina to visit two schools where litigation over segregation led to the Supreme Court's historic Brown v. Board decision in 1954 declaring segregated schools unconstitutional.

September 27, 2022, 12:36pm Politics

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland joined House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn on Tuesday in visiting a rural South Carolina school that is now part of a National Park Service program to safeguard institutions connected to the Supreme Court’s 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision declaring segregated schools unconstitutional. Read story

President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting of the White House Competition Council in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Sept. 26, 2022.

Biden’s strategy to end hunger in U.S. includes more benefits

President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting of the White House Competition Council in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Sept. 26, 2022.

September 27, 2022, 12:30pm Politics

The Biden administration is laying out its plan to meet an ambitious goal of ending hunger in the U.S. by 2030, including expanding monthly benefits that help low-income Americans buy food. Read story

FILE - Stewart Rhodes, founder of the Oath Keepers, speaks during a rally outside the White House in Washington, June 25, 2017. Jury selection is expected to get underway Tuesday in one of the most serious cases to emerge from the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S.

Jan. 6 sedition trial underway for Oath Keepers leader

FILE - Stewart Rhodes, founder of the Oath Keepers, speaks during a rally outside the White House in Washington, June 25, 2017. Jury selection is expected to get underway Tuesday in one of the most serious cases to emerge from the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S.

September 27, 2022, 11:13am Latest News

Jury selection began Tuesday in the trial of the founder of the Oath Keepers extremist group and four associates charged with seditious conspiracy, one of the most serious cases to emerge from the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. Read story

Appeals ruling leaves Trump fate in defamation suit in flux

September 27, 2022, 9:29am Nation & World

A federal appeals court asked a Washington D.C. appeals court Tuesday to help it decide whether the United States should be substituted for former President Donald Trump as the defendant in a defamation lawsuit brought by a woman who says he raped her over a quarter century ago. Read story

President Joe Biden waits for members of the press to leave after speaking at a meeting of the White House Competition Council in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Sept. 26, 2022.

Libertarian group sues to block student debt cancellation

President Joe Biden waits for members of the press to leave after speaking at a meeting of the White House Competition Council in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Sept. 26, 2022.

September 27, 2022, 9:27am Nation & World

A libertarian group in California filed a legal challenge to President Joe Biden’s plan for student debt cancellation on Tuesday, calling it an illegal overreach that would increase state tax burdens for some Americans who get their debt forgiven. Read story

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, right, holds a bilateral meeting with South Korea's Prime Minister Han Duck-soo in Tokyo, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022.

Harris focuses Asia trip on security, adds tour to Korea DMZ

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, right, holds a bilateral meeting with South Korea's Prime Minister Han Duck-soo in Tokyo, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022.

September 27, 2022, 8:15am Nation & World

In meeting after meeting with Asian leaders Tuesday, Vice President Kamala Harris emphasized the U.S. commitment to regional security and the White House disclosed that she would visit the Demilitarized Zone dividing the rival Koreas. Read story