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Merkley, Warren back revoking Wounded Knee medals for U.S. soldiers

November 27, 2019, 9:40am Northwest

FARGO, N.D. — Two Democratic senators plan to introduce a companion bill to a U.S. House measure to revoke Medals of Honor for soldiers who participated in the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Read story

U.S. judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants

November 27, 2019, 9:40am Latest News

PORTLAND — A U.S. judge in Oregon on Tuesday granted a preliminary injunction blocking a Trump administration proclamation that would require immigrants to show proof of health insurance to get a visa. Read story

McDonnell sworn in as mayor of Camas

November 26, 2019, 8:29pm Editor's Choice

CAMAS — Barry McDonnell is officially the mayor of Camas after winning a long-shot write-in campaign, but now the real battle begins. Read story

Judge has concerns $30 car tab measure was misleading

November 26, 2019, 2:46pm Latest News

SEATTLE — A King County judge said Tuesday he has concerns that the ballot language of Tim Eyman’s $30 car tab measure was misleading, but he did not immediately say whether he will block it from taking effect while a legal challenge proceeds. Read story

Would impeachment inquiry hurt a Pompeo run for Senate?

November 26, 2019, 2:45pm Politics

WASHINGTON — When he toured German sites earlier this month that symbolize the fall of the Berlin Wall, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo said he was taking a trip down memory lane. Read story

AP-NORC/USAFacts Poll: Social media a political news paradox

November 26, 2019, 2:45pm Politics

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island — It’s one of America’s leading sources for news about the government, yet also among the least trusted. Social media, a new poll finds, is America’s political news paradox. Read story

House Oversight panel sues Barr, Ross over census documents

November 26, 2019, 10:40am Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Oversight Committee sued two top Trump administration officials Tuesday for refusing to produce documents related to a decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Read story

Trump order creates task force on missing American Indians

November 26, 2019, 10:39am Politics

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has signed an executive order creating a White House task force on missing and slain American Indians and Alaska Natives. Read story

Trump’s actions raise concern about role in military justice

November 26, 2019, 9:27am Politics

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Mark Esper declared that President Donald Trump ordered him to stop a disciplinary review of a Navy SEAL accused of battlefield misconduct, an intervention that raised questions about America’s commitment to international standards for battlefield ethics. Read story

Labour’s Corbyn denies chief rabbi’s charge of anti-Semitism

November 26, 2019, 9:23am Politics

LONDON — Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn on Tuesday tried to defuse harsh criticism about anti-Semitism leveled in a newspaper column by Britain’s chief rabbi. Read story