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Educational Opportunities for Children and Families CEO Rekah Strong, right, speaks at a press conference opposing Ballot Initiative 2109 on Wednesday at the early learning nonprofit&rsquo;s headquarters in Vancouver. I-2109 would repeal Washington&rsquo;s capital gains tax, which is expected to provide billions of dollars in support for early childhood education and schools funding over the next few years.

Rep. Monica Stonier, Clark County educators rally to protect Washington capital gains tax

Educational Opportunities for Children and Families CEO Rekah Strong, right, speaks at a press conference opposing Ballot Initiative 2109 on Wednesday at the early learning nonprofit&rsquo;s headquarters in Vancouver. I-2109 would repeal Washington&rsquo;s capital gains tax, which is expected to provide billions of dollars in support for early childhood education and schools funding over the next few years.

May 22, 2024, 6:20pm Clark County News

Leaders of Vancouver’s early-childhood programs gathered Wednesday to warn voters that a Washington ballot initiative would undermine a system that already fails to reach children in need. Read story

FILE - Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Jr., left, and his wife Martha-Ann Alito, pay their respects at the casket of Reverend Billy Graham at the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, Feb. 28, 2018. An upside-down American flag was displayed outside of Alito&rsquo;s home Jan. 17, 2021, days after former President Donald Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, The New York Times reports. It&rsquo;s a symbol associated with Trump&rsquo;s false claims of election fraud.  &ldquo;It was briefly placed by Mrs. Alito in response to a neighbor&rsquo;s use of objectionable and personally insulting language on yard signs,&rdquo; Alito said in an emailed statement to the newspaper.

Second flag carried by Jan. 6 rioters displayed outside house owned by Justice Alito, report says

FILE - Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Jr., left, and his wife Martha-Ann Alito, pay their respects at the casket of Reverend Billy Graham at the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, Feb. 28, 2018. An upside-down American flag was displayed outside of Alito&rsquo;s home Jan. 17, 2021, days after former President Donald Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, The New York Times reports. It&rsquo;s a symbol associated with Trump&rsquo;s false claims of election fraud.  &ldquo;It was briefly placed by Mrs. Alito in response to a neighbor&rsquo;s use of objectionable and personally insulting language on yard signs,&rdquo; Alito said in an emailed statement to the newspaper.

May 22, 2024, 4:43pm Nation & World

A second flag of a type carried by rioters during the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, was displayed outside a house owned by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, The New York Times reported Wednesday. Read story

Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif., Rep.

Congress aims to overhaul presidential ethics rules

Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif., Rep.

May 22, 2024, 4:30pm Politics

Bipartisan legislation introduced in the House on Wednesday would require presidents and vice presidents to publicly disclose tax returns before, during and after their time in the White House as Congress makes an election-year push to curb foreign influence in American politics. Read story

FILE - The Republican National Committee logo is shown on the stage at the North Charleston Coliseum, Jan. 13, 2016, in North Charleston, S.C. The Republican National Committee&rsquo;s Washington headquarters was briefly evacuated on Wednesday as police investigated vials of blood that had been addressed to former President Donald Trump, the party&rsquo;s presumptive presidential nominee.

Republican National Committee’s headquarters evacuated after vials of blood are addressed to Trump

FILE - The Republican National Committee logo is shown on the stage at the North Charleston Coliseum, Jan. 13, 2016, in North Charleston, S.C. The Republican National Committee&rsquo;s Washington headquarters was briefly evacuated on Wednesday as police investigated vials of blood that had been addressed to former President Donald Trump, the party&rsquo;s presumptive presidential nominee.

May 22, 2024, 10:45am Nation & World

The Republican National Committee's Washington headquarters was briefly evacuated on Wednesday as police investigated two vials of blood that had been addressed to former President Donald Trump following the presumptive presidential nominee's takeover of the national party apparatus. Read story

FILE-- Gavels and law books are shown, July 14, 2010 in San Francisco, Calif. The Senate is set to confirm the 200th federal judge of President Joe Biden&rsquo;s tenure. That&#039;s about a month before then-President Donald Trump hit the 200 threshold. Trump still holds the edge when it comes to the most impactful confirmations &mdash; those to the U.S. Supreme Court and the country&rsquo;s 13 appellate courts.

Senate confirms 200th federal judge under Biden as Democrats surpass Trump’s pace

FILE-- Gavels and law books are shown, July 14, 2010 in San Francisco, Calif. The Senate is set to confirm the 200th federal judge of President Joe Biden&rsquo;s tenure. That&#039;s about a month before then-President Donald Trump hit the 200 threshold. Trump still holds the edge when it comes to the most impactful confirmations &mdash; those to the U.S. Supreme Court and the country&rsquo;s 13 appellate courts.

May 22, 2024, 10:26am Latest News

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the 200th federal judge of President Joe Biden's tenure, about a month earlier than when Donald Trump hit that mark in his term, though Trump still holds the edge when it comes to the most impactful confirmations — those to the Supreme Court and the country's 13… Read story

First lady Jill Biden, center, greets Kenya&rsquo;s President William Ruto and first lady Rachel Ruto, center right, as they arrive at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Wednesday, May 22, 2024, for a State Visit to the United States. (AP Photo/Luis M.

Biden is honoring Kenya with state visit as the East African nation prepares to send police to Haiti

First lady Jill Biden, center, greets Kenya&rsquo;s President William Ruto and first lady Rachel Ruto, center right, as they arrive at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Wednesday, May 22, 2024, for a State Visit to the United States. (AP Photo/Luis M.

May 22, 2024, 9:13am Nation & World

President Joe Biden is welcoming Kenyan President William Ruto to the White House for a three-day state visit as the East African nation prepares to deploy forces to Haiti as part of U.N.-led effort to try to calm a spiraling security crisis in the Caribbean country. Read story

FILE - Supporters of President Donald Trump hold signs as they stand outside of the Clark County Elections Department in North Las Vegas,Nov. 7, 2020.

Election deniers moving closer to GOP mainstream, report shows, as Trump allies fill Congress

FILE - Supporters of President Donald Trump hold signs as they stand outside of the Clark County Elections Department in North Las Vegas,Nov. 7, 2020.

May 21, 2024, 2:01pm Latest News

In the hours after the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, Ohio’s then-Republican senator, Rob Portman, voted to accept President Joe Biden’s win over the defeated former president, Donald Trump, despite Trump’s false allegations that Biden only won because of fraud. Read story

This satellite photo taken by Planet Labs PBC shows an evacuated camp in Rafah, Gaza, May 8, 2024.

UN food agency warns that the new US sea route for Gaza aid may fail unless conditions improve

This satellite photo taken by Planet Labs PBC shows an evacuated camp in Rafah, Gaza, May 8, 2024.

May 21, 2024, 12:41pm Politics

The U.N. World Food Program said Tuesday the new U.S. $320 million pier project for delivering aid to Gaza may fail unless Israel starts providing the conditions the humanitarian groups need to operate safely, after a chaotic launch ended with much of the aid looted and one Palestinian man dead. Read story

President Joe Biden speaks during a Jewish American Heritage Month event, May 20, 2024, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Biden, intent on selling his legislative accomplishments this election year, will travel to New Hampshire to detail the impact of a law that helps veterans get key benefits as a result of burn pit or other toxic exposure during their service.

Over 1 million claims related to toxic exposure granted under new veterans law, Biden announces

President Joe Biden speaks during a Jewish American Heritage Month event, May 20, 2024, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Biden, intent on selling his legislative accomplishments this election year, will travel to New Hampshire to detail the impact of a law that helps veterans get key benefits as a result of burn pit or other toxic exposure during their service.

May 21, 2024, 12:16pm Politics

President Joe Biden, aiming to highlight his legislative accomplishments this election year, traveled to New Hampshire on Tuesday to discuss how he's helped military veterans get benefits as a result of burn pit or other toxic exposure during their service. Read story

Hunter Biden presses for delay in federal gun trial set to begin next month

May 20, 2024, 9:04am Nation & World

Hunter Biden pressed for a delay in his federal gun case on Monday, asking an appeals court to pause the Delaware trial set to begin next month. Read story