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Congress urgently drafting $1T economic rescue amid virus

March 19, 2020, 1:05pm Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was poised Thursday to unveil a sweeping coronavirus response plan as Congress worked urgently to fashion a $1 trillion measure to prop up households and the U.S. economy amid the outbreak. Read story

Washington’s lieutenant governor leaving for the priesthood

March 19, 2020, 1:04pm Latest News

OLYMPIA — Washington Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib said Thursday that he is not running for re-election and will join the Jesuit order of the Catholic Church to start the process of becoming a priest. Read story

U.S. weighs warning against all overseas travel

March 19, 2020, 11:51am Politics

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is considering an upgrade to its already dire warning to Americans against all international travel as the coronavirus outbreak spreads. Read story

U.S. pauses Afghanistan deployments, isolates arrivals there

March 19, 2020, 10:39am Politics

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military is pausing the movement of any new troops into Afghanistan and is quarantining 1,500 troops and civilians who recently arrived to avoid any possible spread of the coronavirus, the top commander in the country said Thursday. Read story

Gabbard ends long-shot 2020 bid, throws support to Biden

March 19, 2020, 10:37am Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard suspended her presidential campaign on Thursday, ending a long-shot effort that saw her feuding with Hillary Clinton and raising fears among Democrats that she would mount a third-party 2020 bid. Read story

Sen. Murray: ‘Paid leave for every worker has to be part of the next round’ of coronavirus legislation

March 19, 2020, 10:04am Latest News

Washington Sen. Patty Murray said Wednesday that any additional package of support for the American economy in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic must include extended paid leave for workers. Read story

New laws include everything from students in tribal regalia to bicyclists

March 19, 2020, 10:04am Latest News

OLYMPIA – Students can wear tribal regalia at graduation, the state will get an improved background check system for firearms, and bicyclists will be able to treat stop signs more like yield signs under bills signed Wednesday. Read story

Wyman asks Inslee to cancel April special elections

March 18, 2020, 4:48pm Election

OLYMPIA — Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman has asked Gov. Jay Inslee to use his emergency authority to cancel the April 28 special elections in response to the coronavirus. Read story

Trump clinches GOP nomination

March 18, 2020, 4:38pm Politics

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has clinched the Republican Party nomination, surpassing the necessary delegate threshold. Read story

5 primary takeaways: Joe Biden is Democrats’ antidote

March 18, 2020, 4:30pm Politics

Joe Biden’s surge toward the Democratic presidential nomination rolled on with a dominating victory in Florida, the largest delegate prize in Tuesday’s primaries, and wins in Illinois and Arizona. Read story