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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

Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek, center, and U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg look up at the Interstate 5 Bridge on Tuesday in Vancouver.

‘We have a sense of urgency about getting this done’: Buttigieg joins Washington, Oregon officials for tour of Interstate 5 Bridge

Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek, center, and U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg look up at the Interstate 5 Bridge on Tuesday in Vancouver.

February 13, 2024, 2:50pm Community Funded Journalism

Carbs, caffeine and the Interstate 5 Bridge consumed U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg’s Tuesday morning in Vancouver. Read story

File - An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9 awaits inspection at the airline&rsquo;s hangar at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport onJan. 10, 2024, in SeaTac, Wash. Alaska Airlines has begun flying Boeing 737 Max 9 jetliners again for the first time Friday, Jan. 26, since they were grounded after a panel blew out of the side of one of the airline&rsquo;s planes.

Under pressure, Boeing drops request for a 737 MAX 7 safety exemption

File - An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9 awaits inspection at the airline&rsquo;s hangar at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport onJan. 10, 2024, in SeaTac, Wash. Alaska Airlines has begun flying Boeing 737 Max 9 jetliners again for the first time Friday, Jan. 26, since they were grounded after a panel blew out of the side of one of the airline&rsquo;s planes.

January 30, 2024, 8:52am Business

Under intense political pressure, Boeing on Monday withdrew its request for an exemption from key safety regulations to allow the 737 MAX 7 to be certified to carry passengers. Read story

Washington, D.C., Roll Call

January 27, 2024, 6:02am Northwest

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