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  • They said it

    President Barack Obama said: “America has lost a legend of the United States Congress. Tom’s straightforward approach helped him find common ground with members of both parties, eventually leading to …


  • Locke confirmed as envoy to China

    Gary Locke, the former two-term governor of Washington and current U.S. commerce secretary, was confirmed Wednesday as the new U.S. ambassador to China. The Senate unanimously approved the appointment of …


  • Locke OK’d as China ambassador

    Former Gov. Gary Locke was confirmed today as the new U.S. ambassador to China.


  • Former Gov. Gary Locke to be tapped as China ambassador

    A senior administration official says President Barack Obama plans to nominate Commerce Secretary Gary Locke to be the next U.S. ambassador to China. A formal announcement is expected Tuesday.


  • Caldwell: For minority business suppliers, certification can be road to success

    Marv Reguindin is triple-certified. The president, creative director and owner of Thinking Cap Communications & Graphics has been blessed by the Northwest Minority Supplier Development Council, the National Gay & …


  • $84 million grant to expand Internet in Washington

    An $84 million Recovery Act grant will add 830 miles of fiber and eight new microwave sites to a high-speed network to help bring high-speed Internet access to some remote …


  • Locke urges China trade balance

    China must avoid unfair practices to bring more balance in trade with the United States, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said Friday.


  • Locke’s job covers host of functions

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration has struggled to complete its economic team in the midst of the worst financial crisis to hit the country in seven decades. The final Cabinet-level …


  • Senate approves Locke for Commerce

    WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed former Washington Gov. Gary Locke as commerce secretary Tuesday, handing President Barack Obama an easy victory after his first two nominees for the post withdrew.


  • Former Gov. Locke reports 7-figure income

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s nominee for Commerce secretary will take a pay cut should he get the job. Gary Locke’s income topped $1 million over the past year, according …


  • Senate panel backs Locke for Commerce

    WASHINGTON — The Senate Commerce Committee has approved President Barack Obama’s nominee for commerce secretary.


  • Vote could come today on Locke’s nomination

    WASHINGTON – Former Washington Gov. Gary Locke appeared headed for easy confirmation as commerce secretary after sailing through a Senate hearing Wednesday. Locke sought to quell Republican concerns that the …


  • Locke says nation needs new jobs strategy

    Former Washington Gov. Gary Locke told senators considering his nomination for commerce secretary Wednesday that the nation must “rebuild, retool and reinvent” its strategies for job creation amid the economic …


  • Locke called ‘right man’ to lead Commerce

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama took another step Wednesday toward completing his Cabinet with the appointment of Democrat Gary Locke, the nation’s first Chinese-American governor and an expert on trade …


  • Obama chooses Locke to run Commerce

    As expected, President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced he has chosen former Washington Gov. Gary Locke as his nominee for Commerce secretary, trying a third time to fill a key …


  • Locke could fill Commerce role

    Gary Locke, the son of Chinese immigrants who became Washington state’s two-term governor, is apparently President Barack Obama’s third try at filling the spot of secretary of commerce. Obama is …


  • Official: Obama likely to name Locke to Commerce

    Gary Locke, the son of Chinese immigrants who became Washington state’s two-term governor, is apparently President Barack Obama’s third try at filling the spot of secretary of commerce.


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