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Former President Donald Trump speaks during his Save America rally in Perry, Ga., on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021.

Biden won’t invoke executive privilege on Trump Jan. 6 docs

Former President Donald Trump speaks during his Save America rally in Perry, Ga., on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021.

October 8, 2021, 1:15pm Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for Steve Bannon said Friday that Bannon won't comply with a congressional investigation into the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol because former President Donald Trump is asserting executive privilege to block demands for testimony and documents. Read story

FILE - This March 11, 2019 file photo, shows the north entrance of the Trump International in Washington.  Former President Donald Trump's company lost more than $70 million operating his Washington D.C. hotel while in office, forcing him at one point get a reprieve from a major bank on payments on a loan, according to documents released Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, by a House committee investigating his business.

Trump hotel lost $70M despite millions in foreign business

FILE - This March 11, 2019 file photo, shows the north entrance of the Trump International in Washington.  Former President Donald Trump's company lost more than $70 million operating his Washington D.C. hotel while in office, forcing him at one point get a reprieve from a major bank on payments on a loan, according to documents released Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, by a House committee investigating his business.

October 8, 2021, 12:59pm Nation & World

Former President Donald Trump’s company lost more than $70 million on his Washington, D.C., hotel during his four years in office despite taking in millions from foreign governments, according to documents released Friday by a congressional committee investigating his business. Read story

Rep. McMorris Rodgers has tested positive for COVID-19

October 8, 2021, 10:32am Northwest

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said Friday she has tested positive for COVID-19, despite being fully vaccinated. Read story

President Joe Biden speaks about COVID-19 vaccinations after touring a Clayco Corporation construction site for a Microsoft data center in Elk Grove Village, Ill., Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021.

Biden is first president to mark Indigenous Peoples’ Day

President Joe Biden speaks about COVID-19 vaccinations after touring a Clayco Corporation construction site for a Microsoft data center in Elk Grove Village, Ill., Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021.

October 8, 2021, 9:19am Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday issued the first-ever presidential proclamation of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, lending the most significant boost yet to efforts to refocus the federal holiday celebrating Christopher Columbus toward an appreciation of native peoples. Read story

FILE- In this Dec. 10, 2020, file photo, a sign is displayed for the Food and Drug Administration in Silver Spring, Md. After nearly nine months of searching, President Joe Biden says he's close to naming his choice to lead the FDA, which oversees vaccines, drugs and tests.

New FDA chief can’t come soon enough for beleaguered agency

FILE- In this Dec. 10, 2020, file photo, a sign is displayed for the Food and Drug Administration in Silver Spring, Md. After nearly nine months of searching, President Joe Biden says he's close to naming his choice to lead the FDA, which oversees vaccines, drugs and tests.

October 8, 2021, 8:31am Politics

WASHINGTON — Straining under a pandemic workload and battered by a string of public controversies, one of the leading agencies in the government’s fight against COVID-19 is finally on the verge of getting a new commissioner. Read story

In this Sept. 30, 2021, file photo, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Biden administration is moving to relax the rules for a student loan forgiveness program that has been criticized for its notoriously complex requirements. The change could offer debt relief to thousands of teachers, social workers, military members and other public servants. The Education Department says it will temporarily drop some of the toughest requirements around the program, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, which was launched in 2007 to steer more college graduates into public service.

EXPLAINER: What’s behind changes in student loan forgiveness

In this Sept. 30, 2021, file photo, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Biden administration is moving to relax the rules for a student loan forgiveness program that has been criticized for its notoriously complex requirements. The change could offer debt relief to thousands of teachers, social workers, military members and other public servants. The Education Department says it will temporarily drop some of the toughest requirements around the program, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, which was launched in 2007 to steer more college graduates into public service.

October 8, 2021, 8:28am Politics

A student debt forgiveness program with notoriously complex eligibility rules is getting an overhaul from the Biden administration, with the intent of extending debt relief to thousands of public workers. Read story

The Supreme Court is seen on the first day of the new term, in Washington, Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. (AP Photo/J.

SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Don’t stand so close to us

The Supreme Court is seen on the first day of the new term, in Washington, Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. (AP Photo/J.

October 8, 2021, 8:28am Politics

WASHINGTON — Get tested. Wear a mask. Don’t get too close. Not your typical court orders, but that was the word from the Supreme Court to lawyers and reporters who returned to the high court this week for the first in-person arguments in more than a year and a half. Read story

FILE - This Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021 file photo shows the mobile phone app logos for, from left, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp in New York. Nearly all Americans agree that the rampant spread of misinformation is a problem.  Most also think individual users, along with social media companies, bear a good deal of blame for the situation. That's according to a new poll from The Pearson Institute and the Associated Press--NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

Americans agree misinformation is a problem, poll shows

FILE - This Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021 file photo shows the mobile phone app logos for, from left, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp in New York. Nearly all Americans agree that the rampant spread of misinformation is a problem.  Most also think individual users, along with social media companies, bear a good deal of blame for the situation. That's according to a new poll from The Pearson Institute and the Associated Press--NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

October 8, 2021, 7:59am Nation & World

WASHINGTON — Nearly all Americans agree that the rampant spread of misinformation is a problem. Read story

The candidates for Vancouver city council’s Position 2 seat are Erik Paulsen and Kara Tess

Paulsen, Tess run for Vancouver council

The candidates for Vancouver city council’s Position 2 seat are Erik Paulsen and Kara Tess

October 8, 2021, 6:02am Clark County News

Two candidates are on the ballot for Vancouver City Council’s Position 2 seat, though the challenger has all but conceded a month before the election. Read story

Drivers line up to drop off ballots at a Clark County ballot drop box Tuesday in the Vancouver Mall parking lot. A rush of voters arrived at the box, southeast of Macy's, shortly after noon Tuesday.

Washington Democrats file motion in Clark County to dismiss election fraud suit

Drivers line up to drop off ballots at a Clark County ballot drop box Tuesday in the Vancouver Mall parking lot. A rush of voters arrived at the box, southeast of Macy's, shortly after noon Tuesday.

October 7, 2021, 6:48pm Clark County News

The fight about Washington’s 2020 election results continues. On Wednesday, the Washington State Democratic Party filed motions in Clark County, and several other counties, to intervene in and dismiss suits filed by Republican activists last month. Read story