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Coalition seeks to preserve, increase access to public lands

Less than a year ago Mitzi Schindele brought together a group of different outdoor recreation users and formed the Olympic Public Access Coalition who hope to keep the areas they …

UPDATED: Sun., March 4, 2018, 9:47 p.m.

Merkel set for 4th term after Social Democrats OK coalition

German Chancellor Angela Merkel cleared the last major hurdle on her path to a fourth term Sunday, after members of the center-left Social Democrats voted in favor of continuing their …

Merkel’s party backs coalition deal to form new German gov’t

German Chancellor Angela Merkel rallied her party Monday behind a proposed new government with the center-left Social Democrats, receiving overwhelming support from delegates for a coalition deal she said speaks …

Merkel clinches German coalition govt but hurdle remains

Chancellor Angela Merkel finally reached a deal Wednesday to form a new German coalition government, handing the powerful finance ministry to the country’s main center-left party in an agreement aimed …

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 4:31 p.m.

German coalition talks adjourned until Monday

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the center-left Social Democrats embarked Sunday on a final push for an agreement on a new German government, but negotiators adjourned for the night without …

At snail’s pace, German parties inch toward coalition talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative Union bloc and the center-left Social Democrats appeared Thursday to be closing in on an agreement that would allow the parties to enter into formal …

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 26, 2017, 7:05 p.m.

Germany’s Merkel faces pressure for quick coalition talks

Chancellor Angela Merkel faced pressure from inside her conservative bloc Sunday to aim for a quick coalition deal with center-left rivals without conceding too much ground on core issues such …

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 9:17 p.m.

Germany faces uncertainty after coalition talks break down

Germany, Europe’s largest economy and anchor of stability, is facing the prospect of months of political uncertainty after Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives were unable to form a coalition with two …

West Central coalition holding forum on underage drinking

To Kelly Cruz, it’s pretty simple: Either you pay for underage drinking prevention programs now, or you pay for incarceration later. “And we all know jail time is six or …