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Southwest Washington voters tell redistricting panel they want competition in elections

June 16, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

Southwest Washington voters who took their first chance to weigh in on the state’s redistricting process Monday evening found that many residents, regardless of political affiliation, want the same thing:… Read story

White House to assess infrastructure talks after next week

June 15, 2021, 11:24am Politics

The White House plans to give the bipartisan infrastructure negotiations another week to 10 days before assessing next steps, which could include pursuing a Democrats-only approach to pass President Joe… Read story

House passes bill to protect disaster victims from federal debt after Missouri man’s story

June 16, 2021, 8:58am Politics

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House Tuesday passed a bill intended to prevent flood and other disaster victims from being forced to pay back federal relief funds disbursed in error. Read story

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2020, file photo the Supreme Court is seen in Washington. With abortion and guns already on the agenda, the conservative-dominated Supreme Court is considering adding a third blockbuster issue -- whether to ban consideration of race in college admissions.  (AP Photo/J.

Justices defer Harvard case on race in college admissions

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2020, file photo the Supreme Court is seen in Washington. With abortion and guns already on the agenda, the conservative-dominated Supreme Court is considering adding a third blockbuster issue -- whether to ban consideration of race in college admissions.  (AP Photo/J.

June 14, 2021, 8:30am Politics

WASHINGTON — With abortion and guns already on the agenda, the conservative-dominated Supreme Court is considering adding a third blockbuster issue — whether to ban consideration of race in college admissions. Read story

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2020, file photo the Supreme Court is seen in Washington. With abortion and guns already on the agenda, the conservative-dominated Supreme Court is considering adding a third blockbuster issue -- whether to ban consideration of race in college admissions.  (AP Photo/J.

Justices consider Harvard case on race in college admissions

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2020, file photo the Supreme Court is seen in Washington. With abortion and guns already on the agenda, the conservative-dominated Supreme Court is considering adding a third blockbuster issue -- whether to ban consideration of race in college admissions.  (AP Photo/J.

June 13, 2021, 4:50pm Politics

WASHINGTON — With abortion and guns already on the agenda, the conservative-dominated Supreme Court is considering adding a third blockbuster issue — whether to ban consideration of race in college admissions. Read story

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2020, file photo, a no trespassing sign is displayed outside the federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Ind. Over the past 18 months, 29 prisoners have escaped from federal lockups across the U.S. - and nearly half still have not been caught.

Prison break: 29 inmates escape federal lockups in 18 months

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2020, file photo, a no trespassing sign is displayed outside the federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Ind. Over the past 18 months, 29 prisoners have escaped from federal lockups across the U.S. - and nearly half still have not been caught.

June 11, 2021, 9:34am Nation & World

WASHINGTON — Over the past 18 months, 29 prisoners have escaped from federal lockups across the U.S. — and nearly half still have not been caught. At some of the institutions, doors are left unlocked, security cameras are broken and officials sometimes don’t notice an inmate is missing for hours. Read story

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, is surrounded by reporters as he walks to the Senate chamber for votes, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 10, 2021. Sen. Romney is working with a bipartisan group of 10 senators negotiating an infrastructure deal with President Joe Biden. (AP Photo/J.

Senators eye $579 billion in new infrastructure spending

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, is surrounded by reporters as he walks to the Senate chamber for votes, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 10, 2021. Sen. Romney is working with a bipartisan group of 10 senators negotiating an infrastructure deal with President Joe Biden. (AP Photo/J.

June 10, 2021, 9:13pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of senators is eyeing an infrastructure deal with $579 billion in new spending as negotiators try to strike a nearly $1 trillion deal on President Joe Biden’s top priority, according to those briefed on the plan. Read story

A new border wall stretches along the landscape near Sasabe, Ariz., on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Ross D.

Fewer kids, families at border in May

A new border wall stretches along the landscape near Sasabe, Ariz., on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Ross D.

June 10, 2021, 9:12pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON — The number of unaccompanied children and families entering the U.S. illegally on the Mexican border dropped sharply in May but remained unusually high, authorities said Wednesday. Read story

From left, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, accompanied by Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, and Defense Under Secretary Mike McCord, speaks at a Senate Armed Services budget hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 10, 2021.

U.S. begins shifting Afghan combat operations outside country

From left, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, accompanied by Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, and Defense Under Secretary Mike McCord, speaks at a Senate Armed Services budget hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 10, 2021.

June 10, 2021, 9:56am Politics

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military has already begun conducting combat operations and surveillance in Afghanistan from outside the country’s borders, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told Congress on Thursday, as the troop withdrawal continues. Read story

President Joe Biden brushes a cicada from his neck as he and first lady Jill Biden board Air Force One, Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Biden is embarking on the first overseas trip of his term, and is eager to reassert the United States on the world stage, steadying European allies deeply shaken by his predecessor and pushing democracy as the only bulwark to the rising forces of authoritarianism.

Cicadas were flying; for hours, Biden’s press plane was not

President Joe Biden brushes a cicada from his neck as he and first lady Jill Biden board Air Force One, Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Biden is embarking on the first overseas trip of his term, and is eager to reassert the United States on the world stage, steadying European allies deeply shaken by his predecessor and pushing democracy as the only bulwark to the rising forces of authoritarianism.

June 9, 2021, 10:25am Politics

WASHINGTON — The cicadas were flying. The reporters hoping to join the president in Europe were not. Read story