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Clark County Elections Office announces voter registration deadlines for March 12 presidential primary

February 22, 2024, 5:55am Clark County News

Clark County Elections will mail ballots for the March 12 presidential primary election to all registered voters Friday. Read story

The government&rsquo;s memorandum in support of detention of Alexander Smirnov is photographed on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2024.

Ex-FBI informant scrutinized in Biden case

The government&rsquo;s memorandum in support of detention of Alexander Smirnov is photographed on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2024.

February 21, 2024, 8:14pm Nation & World

The explosive allegations at the center of an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden were false, federal prosecutors said, and came from an ex-FBI informant who said he was in touch with Russian intelligence. Read story

Republicans cry foul on Democrats’ plan for $200 electricity bill rebates

February 21, 2024, 6:42pm Latest News

When politicians dole out cash payments to voters around election time it tends to elicit scrutiny. Read story

WA Cares, if it survives, could benefit people who retire elsewhere

February 21, 2024, 6:40pm Latest News

State legislators are advancing a proposal that would let Washingtonians access benefits through the state’s new long-term care insurance program, WA Cares Fund, even if they left the state for a new job or to retire. Read story

FILE - Emissions rise from the smokestacks at the Jeffrey Energy Center coal power plant as the suns sets, near Emmett, Kan., Sept. 18, 2021. The Supreme Court&#039;s conservative majority seemed skeptical Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024, as a government lawyer argued that the Environmental Protection Agency should be allowed to continue enforcing its anti-air-pollution &quot;good neighbor&#039;&#039; rule.

Supreme Court seems skeptical of EPA’s ‘good neighbor’ rule on power plant pollution

FILE - Emissions rise from the smokestacks at the Jeffrey Energy Center coal power plant as the suns sets, near Emmett, Kan., Sept. 18, 2021. The Supreme Court&#039;s conservative majority seemed skeptical Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024, as a government lawyer argued that the Environmental Protection Agency should be allowed to continue enforcing its anti-air-pollution &quot;good neighbor&#039;&#039; rule.

February 21, 2024, 3:59pm Nation & World

The Supreme Court’s conservative majority seemed skeptical Wednesday as a government lawyer argued that the Environmental Protection Agency should be allowed to continue enforcing its anti-air-pollution “good neighbor” rule in 11 states while separate legal challenges continue around the country. Read story

The sun sets over Mock’s Crest viewpoint in Portland. An Oregon bill would lead to earlier sunsets in the summer.

Oregon permanent standard time bill survives after Senate splits

The sun sets over Mock’s Crest viewpoint in Portland. An Oregon bill would lead to earlier sunsets in the summer.

February 21, 2024, 3:03pm Latest News

An effort to switch Oregon to permanent standard time will live to see another day after hitting a temporary roadblock on Tuesday when the state Senate split evenly on the bill. Read story

FILE - People vote on Election Day, Nov. 7, 2023, at Knox Presbyterian Church in Cincinnati. Ohio&rsquo;s Republican lawmakers are far from coasting through this election season despite wielding the power in both chambers of the state Legislature. The primaries in March 2024 will likely be used to wage a bitter power battle within their own party that could determine just how red the state runs. (AP Photo/Joshua A.

Ohio’s March primary highlights fracturing GOP House and state races riddled with party infighting

FILE - People vote on Election Day, Nov. 7, 2023, at Knox Presbyterian Church in Cincinnati. Ohio&rsquo;s Republican lawmakers are far from coasting through this election season despite wielding the power in both chambers of the state Legislature. The primaries in March 2024 will likely be used to wage a bitter power battle within their own party that could determine just how red the state runs. (AP Photo/Joshua A.

February 21, 2024, 12:52pm Election

Despite wielding power in both chambers of the state Legislature, Ohio’s Republican lawmakers are far from coasting through this election season as incumbents face challengers from their own party in the midst of a bitter GOP power struggle. Read story

Alabama lawmakers would define man and woman based on sperm and ova

February 21, 2024, 10:54am Health

Alabama lawmakers are advancing legislation that would strictly define who is considered female and male based on their reproductive systems. Opponents said the move could erode the rights of transgender and intersex people in the state. Read story