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Bridges, rail, airports: What’s Washington’s cut of the Senate’s $1 trillion infrastructure bill?

August 11, 2021, 7:54am Latest News

The $1 trillion infrastructure bill passed by the Senate Tuesday would funnel billions of dollars of federal cash to Washington state. Read story

Cantwell visits Vancouver to push affordable housing program

June 30, 2021, 8:00pm Business

Sen. Maria Cantwell visited Vancouver on Wednesday to advocate for increases to a federal program that encourages construction of affordable housing units. Read story

FILE - This Sept. 27, 2017, file photo, shows charred trunks of Ponderosa pines near Sisters, Ore., months after a prescribed burn removed vegetation, smaller trees and other fuel ladders last spring. Hundreds of millions of acres of forests have become overgrown, prone to wildfires that have devastated towns, triggered massive evacuations and blanketed the West Coast in choking smoke. Today, officials want to sharply increase prescribed burns, with drought and global warming creating a sense of urgency.

Amid clamor to increase prescribed burns in Northwest, obstacles await

FILE - This Sept. 27, 2017, file photo, shows charred trunks of Ponderosa pines near Sisters, Ore., months after a prescribed burn removed vegetation, smaller trees and other fuel ladders last spring. Hundreds of millions of acres of forests have become overgrown, prone to wildfires that have devastated towns, triggered massive evacuations and blanketed the West Coast in choking smoke. Today, officials want to sharply increase prescribed burns, with drought and global warming creating a sense of urgency.

June 23, 2021, 6:02am Latest News

SALEM, Ore. — In the 1950s, when University of California forestry professor Harold Biswell experimented with prescribed burns in the state's pine forests, many people thought he was nuts. Read story

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2017, file photo, Nick Brown, then-counsel to Gov. Jay Inslee, takes questions at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are recommending a pair of firsts for Washington state's two U.S. attorney posts. Nick Brown, the former counsel to Gov. Jay Inslee, would be the first Black U.S. attorney in western Washington, and Vanessa Waldref, a Justice Department environmental lawyer and former prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Spokane, would be the first woman to run the shop there. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Pair of firsts recommended for Washington U.S. attorney posts

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2017, file photo, Nick Brown, then-counsel to Gov. Jay Inslee, takes questions at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are recommending a pair of firsts for Washington state's two U.S. attorney posts. Nick Brown, the former counsel to Gov. Jay Inslee, would be the first Black U.S. attorney in western Washington, and Vanessa Waldref, a Justice Department environmental lawyer and former prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Spokane, would be the first woman to run the shop there. (AP Photo/Ted S.

January 26, 2021, 12:52pm Latest News

SEATTLE — Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are recommending a pair of firsts for Washington’s two U.S. attorney posts. Read story

Sen. Maria Cantwell, left, and Sen.

‘Powerhouse duo’ of Washington Sens. Murray, Cantwell gain clout as Biden era begins

Sen. Maria Cantwell, left, and Sen.

January 19, 2021, 9:17am Latest News

SEATTLE — With the swearing-in of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Wednesday, the transition away from the Trump era may bring a Mount Rainier-level elevation of clout for Washington state. Read story

Sen. Maria Cantwell, from left, Sen. Patty Murray, and Rep.

Cantwell, Murray, Herrera Beutler safe amid Capitol chaos

Sen. Maria Cantwell, from left, Sen. Patty Murray, and Rep.

January 6, 2021, 2:13pm Clark County News

The delegation of lawmakers from Washington state who were at the Capitol when it was stormed by a pro-Trump mob are safe. Read story

Christina LaCelle, a future Caples Terrace resident, from left, gets a hug from U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell as they tour the new 28-unit apartment building with Dena Horton, Cantwell’s Southwest Washington outreach director, and Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle on Monday morning. LaCelle said she was looking forward to enjoying her future home with her baby daughter.

Cantwell pushes affordable housing in Vancouver visit

Christina LaCelle, a future Caples Terrace resident, from left, gets a hug from U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell as they tour the new 28-unit apartment building with Dena Horton, Cantwell’s Southwest Washington outreach director, and Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle on Monday morning. LaCelle said she was looking forward to enjoying her future home with her baby daughter.

August 19, 2019, 9:04pm Clark County News

At Caples Terrace’s grand opening Monday, U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell touted a new bill aimed at increasing tax credits that support affordable housing construction. Read story