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Filing week in Clark County sees 294 candidates vying for 242 slots, so far

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May 18, 2022, 8:08pm Clark County News

As day three of filing week came to a close, several more candidates filed for state and county offices on the August primary and November general election ballots. Read story

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tina Kotek toasts her supporters after the results of Oregon's primary election are announced in Portland, Ore., Tuesday May 17, 2022. Kotek defeated Tobias Read to win the nomination.

Oregon primaries set up competitive governor’s race

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tina Kotek toasts her supporters after the results of Oregon's primary election are announced in Portland, Ore., Tuesday May 17, 2022. Kotek defeated Tobias Read to win the nomination.

May 18, 2022, 2:06pm Latest News

Gubernatorial elections in Oregon usually result in victories for the Democrats, but this November's contest is setting up to be a competitive and contentious three-way race. Read story

Michael Sussmann, a cybersecurity lawyer who represented the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign in 2016, leaves federal courthouse in Washington, Monday, May 16, 2022. A jury was picked Monday in the trial of a lawyer for the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign who is accused of lying to the FBI as it investigated potential ties between Donald Trump and Russia in 2016.

Testimony: Clinton team did not approve lawyer’s FBI meeting

Michael Sussmann, a cybersecurity lawyer who represented the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign in 2016, leaves federal courthouse in Washington, Monday, May 16, 2022. A jury was picked Monday in the trial of a lawyer for the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign who is accused of lying to the FBI as it investigated potential ties between Donald Trump and Russia in 2016.

May 18, 2022, 1:36pm Politics

Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign did not authorize a lawyer to meet with the FBI and provide information that was meant to cast suspicions on rival candidate Donald Trump and possible connections to Russia, according to trial testimony Wednesday. Read story

FILE - Homeland Security logo is seen during a joint news conference in Washington, Feb. 25, 2015. The Department of Homeland Security paused the work of its new disinformation governance board Wednesday. The move responds to weeks of criticism from Republicans and questions about whether the board would impinge on Americans' free speech rights. A statement says DHS' advisory board on homeland security will review the board's work.

DHS pauses disinformation board amid free speech questions

FILE - Homeland Security logo is seen during a joint news conference in Washington, Feb. 25, 2015. The Department of Homeland Security paused the work of its new disinformation governance board Wednesday. The move responds to weeks of criticism from Republicans and questions about whether the board would impinge on Americans' free speech rights. A statement says DHS' advisory board on homeland security will review the board's work.

May 18, 2022, 11:30am Politics

The Department of Homeland Security paused its new disinformation governance board Wednesday and the board’s director will resign, following weeks of criticism from Republicans and questions about whether the board would impinge on free speech rights. Read story

FILE - South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem speaks during the Family Leadership Summit, Friday, July 16, 2021, in Des Moines, Iowa. A board that investigates complaints against South Dakota officials is scheduled to take up a pair of ethics complaints against Gov. Kristi Noem in May 2022, including that she improperly interfered with a state agency that was evaluating her daughter's application for a real estate appraiser license.

South Dakota report: Noem’s daughter got special treatment

FILE - South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem speaks during the Family Leadership Summit, Friday, July 16, 2021, in Des Moines, Iowa. A board that investigates complaints against South Dakota officials is scheduled to take up a pair of ethics complaints against Gov. Kristi Noem in May 2022, including that she improperly interfered with a state agency that was evaluating her daughter's application for a real estate appraiser license.

May 18, 2022, 11:29am Politics

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers on Wednesday unanimously approved a report finding that Republican Gov. Kristi Noem’s daughter got preferential treatment while she was applying for a real estate appraiser’s license in 2020. Read story

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., stand together as they attend a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony to honor members of the Merchant Marine who served in World War II, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, May 18, 2022. (AP Photo/J.

Congress bestows its highest honor on WWII merchant marines

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., stand together as they attend a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony to honor members of the Merchant Marine who served in World War II, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, May 18, 2022. (AP Photo/J.

May 18, 2022, 11:29am Politics

Congress has bestowed its highest honor on merchant mariners who fought in World War II, almost eight decades after the conflict in which more than 8,000 of them were killed. Read story

President Joe Biden speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 17, 2022, during a reception to celebrate Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

Biden’s burdens grow: Sagging global economy adds to U.S. woes

President Joe Biden speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 17, 2022, during a reception to celebrate Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

May 18, 2022, 11:24am Politics

As President Joe Biden embarks for Asia on Thursday, he's facing a new risk at home for the economy and his Democratic Party: a global slowdown caused by Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the pandemic shutting down Chinese cities and factories. Read story

FILE - In this June 29, 2019 photo, Raul Labrador addresses members of the Idaho Republican Party at the Boise Centre in downtown Boise, Idaho. The former U.S. House member is running for state attorney general. Idaho's primary elections are Tuesday, May 17, 2022.

5-term Idaho attorney general loses in GOP primary battle

FILE - In this June 29, 2019 photo, Raul Labrador addresses members of the Idaho Republican Party at the Boise Centre in downtown Boise, Idaho. The former U.S. House member is running for state attorney general. Idaho's primary elections are Tuesday, May 17, 2022.

May 18, 2022, 9:26am Northwest

Former U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador has won Idaho’s GOP attorney general primary, beating the longtime incumbent who had been criticized by the far right for not taking a more activist role. Read story