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The Northwest ICE Processing Center, seen from the air, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024, in Tacoma, Washington. Over a period of less than three months this year, the federal immigrant detention center has seen at least six, possibly seven, suicide attempts, according to audio and records of 911 calls.

At least 6 suicide attempts at Tacoma ICE facility, 911 calls show

The Northwest ICE Processing Center, seen from the air, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024, in Tacoma, Washington. Over a period of less than three months this year, the federal immigrant detention center has seen at least six, possibly seven, suicide attempts, according to audio and records of 911 calls.

April 11, 2024, 7:39am Latest News

Over a period of less than three months this year, the federal immigrant detention center in Tacoma has seen at least six, possibly seven, suicide attempts, according to audio and records of 911 calls. Read story

Construction of the Grand Coulee Dam in Washington began in 1933 and was completed in 1942. It is the largest hydropower producer in the U.S. and also part of the Columbia Basin Project, irrigating more than 600,000 acres.

Superfund plan for Columbia River sparks debate in Northwest

Construction of the Grand Coulee Dam in Washington began in 1933 and was completed in 1942. It is the largest hydropower producer in the U.S. and also part of the Columbia Basin Project, irrigating more than 600,000 acres.

April 10, 2024, 1:00pm Editor's Choice

It would create one of the largest Superfund sites in America and the first in which most of the toxic pollution comes from another country. But those are not the only unique aspects of an EPA proposal to add the upper reaches of the Columbia River in Washington state to… Read story

FILE - A view of the mobile phone app logos for, from left, Facebook and Instagram in New York, Oct. 5, 2021. Meta plans to give European Facebook and Instagram users the option of paying for ad-free versions of the social media services as a way to comply with the continent's data privacy rules, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023.

Cantwell, McMorris Rodgers strike bipartisan deal on landmark data privacy bill

FILE - A view of the mobile phone app logos for, from left, Facebook and Instagram in New York, Oct. 5, 2021. Meta plans to give European Facebook and Instagram users the option of paying for ad-free versions of the social media services as a way to comply with the continent's data privacy rules, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023.

April 8, 2024, 10:33am Latest News

Since the dawn of the internet age, tech companies have developed increasingly sophisticated ways to collect and use vast swaths of Americans' personal data, while Congress has repeatedly failed to regulate the practice. Now, two Washington state lawmakers have a bipartisan plan to break that impasse and set a national… Read story

File - Bags of potatoes are displayed in a supermarket Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, in Boulder, Colo. Americans are bracing for a costly Thanksgiving this year, with double-digit percent increases in the price of turkey, potatoes, stuffing, canned pumpkin and other staples.

Are potatoes vegetables? Yes, but a national committee is hashing out that classification

File - Bags of potatoes are displayed in a supermarket Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, in Boulder, Colo. Americans are bracing for a costly Thanksgiving this year, with double-digit percent increases in the price of turkey, potatoes, stuffing, canned pumpkin and other staples.

April 2, 2024, 7:57am Food

Boil ‘em. Mash ‘em. Stick ‘em in a stew. Read story

Washington, D.C., Roll Call Report

March 30, 2024, 5:11am Northwest

Here’s a look at how area members of Congress voted over the week ending March 29. Read story

FILE - Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., speaks at an event, Aug. 15, 2023, in Seattle. TikTok&rsquo;s extensive lobbying campaign is the latest tech industry push since the House passed legislation that would ban the popular app if its China-based owner doesn&rsquo;t sell its stake. Cantwell, the Senate Commerce Committee Chairwoman, has so far been reluctant to embrace the TikTok bill, calling for hearings first and suggesting that the Senate may want to rewrite it.

TikTok bill faces uncertain fate in the Senate as legislation to regulate tech industry has stalled

FILE - Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., speaks at an event, Aug. 15, 2023, in Seattle. TikTok&rsquo;s extensive lobbying campaign is the latest tech industry push since the House passed legislation that would ban the popular app if its China-based owner doesn&rsquo;t sell its stake. Cantwell, the Senate Commerce Committee Chairwoman, has so far been reluctant to embrace the TikTok bill, calling for hearings first and suggesting that the Senate may want to rewrite it.

March 25, 2024, 7:44am Business

The young voices in the messages left for North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis were laughing, but the words were ominous. Read story

Washington, D.C., Roll Call

March 23, 2024, 6:03am Clark County News

Here’s a look at how area members of Congress voted over the week ending March 22. Read story

A tight squeeze on the current bridge has cost many vehicles their side-view mirrors.

$8 million more in funding secured for Hood River bridge replacement

A tight squeeze on the current bridge has cost many vehicles their side-view mirrors.

March 15, 2024, 11:36am Clark County News

Hood River-White Salmon Bridge project officials have nearly secured two-thirds of the bridge replacement project’s estimated $520 million price tag with another $8 million in federal earmarks announced this week. Read story

An artist's rendering visualizes the Tower Mall Development within the city's Heights District project, including commercial and multifamily housing as well as parks and open space.

Heights District Development in central Vancouver gains $4M federal grant for infrastructure

An artist's rendering visualizes the Tower Mall Development within the city's Heights District project, including commercial and multifamily housing as well as parks and open space.

March 12, 2024, 6:08am Clark County News

The first federal investment in the Heights District Development in central Vancouver was announced Monday by U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., and U.S. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Skamania. Read story

President Joe Biden delivers the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol, Thursday, March 7, 2024, in Washington. Standing are Vice President Kamala Harris, background center, and House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., background right.

Northwest lawmakers react to Biden’s most important State of the Union Address yet

President Joe Biden delivers the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol, Thursday, March 7, 2024, in Washington. Standing are Vice President Kamala Harris, background center, and House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., background right.

March 8, 2024, 8:01am Latest News

President Joe Biden’s State of the Union Address on Thursday may have been the most consequential of his term, and Northwest lawmakers believe it highlighted exactly why — or why not — he should serve another four years. Read story