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Washington, 13 other states sue over Postal Service changes

September 10, 2020, 5:03pm Northwest

SEATTLE — A group of states suing over service cuts at the U.S. Postal Service is asking a federal judge to immediately undo some of them, saying the integrity of the upcoming election is at stake. Read story

Cyberattacks targeting U.S. election detected by Microsoft

September 10, 2020, 4:17pm Nation & World

Groups from Russia, China and Iran have stepped up cyberattacks in an effort to disrupt the U.S. presidential election in November, a Microsoft Corp. investigation found. Read story

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump tours an area damaged during demonstrations after a police officer shot Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis. Wisconsin Democrats, stung by President Trump's narrow win four years ago, are confident the lessons they learned will ensure he doesn't do it again. But Republicans say civil unrest that followed a police shooting in Kenosha, and Trump's "law and order" message, will help him win over the crucial white suburban voters he needs to capture a second term.

Trump heads to Michigan amid Woodward book fallout

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump tours an area damaged during demonstrations after a police officer shot Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis. Wisconsin Democrats, stung by President Trump's narrow win four years ago, are confident the lessons they learned will ensure he doesn't do it again. But Republicans say civil unrest that followed a police shooting in Kenosha, and Trump's "law and order" message, will help him win over the crucial white suburban voters he needs to capture a second term.

September 10, 2020, 11:56am Politics

WASHINGTON — Reeling from the fallout of another crisis of his own creation, President Donald Trump was trying to move past revelations that he was determined to play down the threat of the coronavirus as he headed for a rally in battleground Michigan Thursday. Read story

A sign promoting Native American participation in the U.S. census is displayed as Selena Rides Horse enters information into her phone on behalf of a member of the Crow Indian Tribe in Lodge Grass, Mont. on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. There are more than 300 Native American reservations across the country, and almost all lag the rest of the country in participation in the census.

Despite judge’s order, plans being made for census layoffs

A sign promoting Native American participation in the U.S. census is displayed as Selena Rides Horse enters information into her phone on behalf of a member of the Crow Indian Tribe in Lodge Grass, Mont. on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. There are more than 300 Native American reservations across the country, and almost all lag the rest of the country in participation in the census.

September 10, 2020, 11:49am Nation & World

ORLANDO, Fla. — Even though a federal judge ordered the U.S. Census Bureau to halt winding down the 2020 census for the time being, supervisors in at least one California office have been instructed to make plans for laying off census takers, according to an email obtained by The Associated Press. Read story

FILE - In this June 9, 2020, file photo, election workers staff one of a few in-person voting places in Las Vegas during a nearly all-mail primary election. Less than eight weeks before Nov. 3 elections, President Donald Trump's campaign is urging a federal judge in Las Vegas to block a new state law and prevent mail-in ballots from going to all active Nevada voters amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump campaign asks U.S. judge to kill Nevada vote-by-mail law

FILE - In this June 9, 2020, file photo, election workers staff one of a few in-person voting places in Las Vegas during a nearly all-mail primary election. Less than eight weeks before Nov. 3 elections, President Donald Trump's campaign is urging a federal judge in Las Vegas to block a new state law and prevent mail-in ballots from going to all active Nevada voters amid the coronavirus pandemic.

September 10, 2020, 11:45am Nation & World

LAS VEGAS — Attorneys for President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign are urging a federal judge in Las Vegas to block a state law and prevent mail-in ballots from going to all active Nevada voters less than eight weeks before the Nov. 3 elections and amid the coronavirus pandemic. Read story

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testifies before the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, during a hybrid hearing, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

U.S. sanctions Ukraine lawmaker who disclosed Biden recordings

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testifies before the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, during a hybrid hearing, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

September 10, 2020, 11:42am Nation & World

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Thursday imposed sanctions on a Russian-linked Ukrainian lawmaker for interfering in the U.S. presidential election by releasing edited audio recordings designed to denigrate Democrat Joe Biden. Those recordings have been promoted by President Donald Trump. Read story

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., center, approaches the microphones accompanied by, from left, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., at the start of a news conference, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

GOP’s slimmed-down virus bill scuttled by Senate Democrats

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., center, approaches the microphones accompanied by, from left, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., at the start of a news conference, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

September 10, 2020, 11:36am Latest News

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats scuttled a scaled-back GOP coronavirus rescue package on Thursday, saying the measure shortchanged too many pressing needs as the pandemic continues its assault on the country. Read story

La Center City Council OKs cottage-style housing

September 9, 2020, 9:03pm Clark County News

Cottage-style housing typically features small homes on shared or individual lots that don’t face public streets and have a common open area. Read story

President Donald Trump speaks during an event on judicial appointments, in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Washington.

Trump releases list of 20 new possible picks for high court

President Donald Trump speaks during an event on judicial appointments, in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Washington.

September 9, 2020, 4:16pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON — Hoping to replicate a strategy that has long been seen as key to his appeal among conservative voters, President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced he is adding 20 names to a list of Supreme Court candidates that he’s pledged to choose from if he has future vacancies to fill. Read story

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Smith Reynolds Airport, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Book: Trump said of virus, ‘I wanted to always play it down’

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Smith Reynolds Airport, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in Winston-Salem, N.C.

September 9, 2020, 12:18pm Politics

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump seemed to understand the severity of the coronavirus threat even as he was telling the nation that the virus was no worse than the seasonal flu and insisting that the U.S. government had it totally under control, according to a new book by journalist Bob Woodward. Read story