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UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 8:49 p.m.

House fire in Browne’s Addition causes no injuries

No one was hurt after a sparking dryer caused a house fire in Browne’s Addition on Thursday evening, residents said.


UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019, 9:07 p.m.

Trump forms battle plan for post-Mueller probes: Just say no

As House Democrats ramp up their widespread investigations into President Donald Trump, the White House’s strategy for responding has been simple: just say no.


House chairman asks Stephen Miller to testify next month on immigration policies

In a letter, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., requested that Miller appear before the panel on May 1 to answer questions about what Cummings called “troubling” immigration decisions, such as the …


UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019, 9:54 p.m.

House Judiciary panel approves subpoenas for Mueller report

The House Judiciary Committee approved subpoenas Wednesday for special counsel Robert Mueller’s full Russia report as Democrats pressure the Justice Department to release the document without redactions.


GOP tries to push vote on bill on babies surviving abortions

Republicans started a long-shot drive Tuesday to force a House vote on a measure that could imprison doctors for five years if they don’t try saving the lives of infants …


House Democrats likely to punt on budget

House Democratic leaders appear likely to give up on passing a budget this year rather than trying to bridge divisions between progressives seeking more money for domestic programs and more …


House committee OKs bill to make initiative process tougher

A House committee has passed legislation that would dramatically toughen the requirements to get an initiative or referendum on the Idaho ballot. The House State Affairs Committee voted 10-5 Tuesday …


Trump says investigation abused him, led to ‘evil things’

House Democrats pressed the Justice Department to provide the full report from special counsel Robert Mueller even as Republicans gleefully called for them to “move on” from the Russia investigation …


In 420-0 vote, House says Mueller report should be public

The House voted unanimously Thursday for a resolution calling for any final report in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation to be made public, a symbolic action designed to pressure …


Senate rejection of Trump border emergency no longer certain

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is trying to make it harder for Republicans to avoid an embarrassing Senate rebuff of President Donald Trump’s effort to steer billions of extra federal dollars …


Some in House GOP broke with party on Omar resolution

Almost two dozen Republicans stirred up a mini-tempest within their party for opposing the Democratic resolution condemning anti-Semitism and other bigotry in a Thursday vote. For them, any worries about …


House OKs election overhaul package, but Senate to slam door

The Democratic-controlled House on Friday approved legislation aimed at reducing the role of big money in politics, ensuring fair elections and strengthening ethics standards. But it stands little chance in …


UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 10:31 p.m.

House broadly condemns hate after anti-Semitism dispute

Divided in debate but mostly united in a final vote, the House passed a resolution condemning anti-Semitism and other bigotry Thursday, with Democrats trying to push past a dispute that …


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 9:05 p.m.

WSP Trooper spots house on fire, evacuates sleeping residents

A Washington State Patrol trooper drove by a house spewing smoke on Friday and ran inside to awake and evacuate the residents.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 6:35 p.m.

Trump vows veto as Democrats try to block emergency order

President Donald Trump faces another showdown with Congress next week over his proposed border wall.


Democrats prepare resolution against Trump’s declaration

House Democrats will file a resolution Friday aimed at blocking the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump has issued to help finance his wall along the Southwest border, teeing …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:11 p.m.

Idaho constitutional amendment passes Senate, heads to House

A proposed state constitutional amendment aimed at protecting the legal rights of victims of crime has passes the Idaho Senate and now heads to the House.


Steve King applauded at first Iowa event since House rebuke

Constituents applauded Republican Rep. Steve King on Saturday at the Iowa congressman’s first public event since being rebuked by his House colleagues over racist comments he had made to a …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 11 a.m.

Trump plans border visit as shutdown lurches into 3rd week

With no breakthrough in sight to end the partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump is planning to visit the U.S.-Mexico border on Thursday to highlight his demands for a border …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 5:42 p.m.

The strange history of the House’s 181-year-old ban on hats – and the push to overturn it

Nineteenth-century congressman George Kremer would probably tip his hat to new congresswoman Ilhan Omar.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 7:23 p.m.

Abandoned house along Bloomsday route burns from suspected transient warming fire

A suspected transient lit a fire in an abandon house along the Bloomsday trail on Thursday. No one was injured.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 11:57 a.m.

The new Congress: Pelosi retakes House gavel as shutdown continues

The House of Representatives, which includes 63 new Democrats, on Thursday elected Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., as speaker for a second time.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 4:28 p.m.

Speaker again, Pelosi sees ‘new dawn’ for diverse 116th Congress

Cheering Democrats returned Nancy Pelosi to the House speaker’s post Thursday as the 116th Congress took office and ushered in a historically diverse class of freshmen ready to confront President …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018, 4:37 p.m.

House Democrats unveil measure to re-open government

House Democrats unveiled a package of bills Monday that would re-open the federal government without approving funding for President Donald Trump’s border wall with Mexico, establishing an early confrontation that …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018, 10:25 p.m.

Trump’s demand for wall pushes government closer to shutdown

The federal government was careening toward a partial shutdown Friday after President Donald Trump’s quest for a border wall left Congress without a clear plan to keep the government running …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 9:10 p.m.

Montanan first woman to enter House – and she did it on horseback

So many women roared to victories in Tuesday’s elections that a record of more than 100 are slated to be in the U.S. House when it convenes in early 2019. …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 10:55 a.m.

Tester wins Montana, added Democratic ranks pose threat to Trump governing agenda

Democrats have regained control of the House from President Donald Trump’s Republican Party in the midterm elections, powered by a suburban revolt that has threatened what’s left of the president’s …


Democrat Wexton defeats Rep. Comstock, turning GOP stronghold in Virginia blue

Democrat Jennifer Wexton defeated Rep. Barbara Comstock, R-Va., ending nearly four decades of Republican control of a key northern Virginia seat.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 9:31 p.m.

Dems on track to take House control, but GOP retains Senate

Democrats were on track to gain House control Tuesday night but Republicans held their Senate majority as voters rendered a mixed verdict in the first nationwide election of Donald Trump’s …


Gianforte’s fortunes tied to Trump in Montana House race

U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte is pinning his third campaign in two years on Montana residents being better off economically since President Donald Trump took office and that the voters will …