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28 hopefuls chase Cantwell in U.S. Senate primary

A wide array of personalities and philosophies want Washington to send them to the U.S. Senate.


UPDATED: Tue., July 3, 2018, 7:42 p.m.

Cantwell calls on Justice Department to resume Affordable Care Act defense

Sen. Maria Cantwell called on the U.S. Justice Department to resume defending portions of the Affordable Care Act in court, at a Tuesday event at Deaconess Hospital.


Inslee, Ferguson call separation policy cruel, accuse Trump of lying about it

Gov. Jay Inslee and state Attorney General Bob Ferguson demand answers about asylum-seekers being held in Washington and accuse the Trump administration of lying about the policy.


U.S. Senate primary: Cantwell and 29 challengers

U.S. Senate race draws a near record number of candidates and Eastern Washington’s 5th Congressional District race grows to five on final day of filing week.


UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 11:22 a.m.

Senate race gets 11 hopefuls as candidates file for office Monday

Washington’s U.S. Senate race got crowded in a hurry Monday, as 10 challengers filed to run against incumbent Democrat Maria Cantwell.


Cantwell rallies net neutrality supporters in Spokane stop

U.S Sen. Maria Cantwell, small business leaders and members of tech startup companies rallied Friday afternoon at downtown Spokane’s Washington Cracker Co. building to voice support of a congressional resolution …


UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 9:29 p.m.

Sen. Maria Cantwell says governments should not be on the hook for coal mine cleanups

WASHINGTON – Congress should end a practice that puts the federal government and states at risk of paying for expensive coal mine cleanups when mining companies go bankrupt, according to …


UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 9:42 a.m.

Congressional candidate plans shooting event; underdog Senate challengers speak in Spokane

“Come on out, bring your firearms and your family and let’s talk of freedom and have a blast shooting some targets,” Jered Bonneau wrote in Facebook promotion for his “Shooting …


UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018, 9:12 p.m.

Expansion of low-income housing program to help build more homes in Spokane

The recent expansion of a program responsible for financing most of the nation’s affordable housing over the last 30 years will deliver more low-income housing to Spokane, combating a nationwide …


UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2018, 3:12 p.m.

Spokane keeps its peace as Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson stages event

Fears of violence were quashed Sunday as political rallies for and against a conservative U.S. Senate candidate who’s become a magnet for the alt-right went off without a hitch.


Cantwell, local legislators move to combat housing crisis

A number of separate efforts signal that elected officials recognize the urgency of the nation’s growing housing crisis.


UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018, 7:53 p.m.

Cantwell criticizes Interior Department’s plans for public lands

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and his department’s policies were criticized as an “unprecedented” attack on public lands and the environment Tuesday by U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell during an Energy and …


UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 10:08 p.m.

Washington delegation takes stances against Trump tariffs

WASHINGTON – Talk of trade wars is circulating around the nation’s Capitol. Legislators had mixed reactions following President Trump’s move to place a 25 percent duty on steel imports and …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 10:03 p.m.

Patriot Prayer leader Gibson announces Senate run against Cantwell

Joey Gibson, a Vancouver man who rose to prominence in the past year after his conservative group’s political rallies sparked counterprotests and violence, announced Sunday he intends to run for …



Democrats, Republicans take different views of Trump offshore oil lease proposal

Democrats continue to challenge President Trump’s proposal to expand offshore oil leases, but Republicans say it’s no problem because there’s no oil off the Washington coast.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 5:39 p.m.

Official: Plan to exclude Florida from drilling isn’t final

The Trump administration’s promise to exempt Florida from an offshore drilling plan is not a formal action, an Interior Department official said Friday in a statement that Democrats said contradicted …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 10:58 p.m.

Children’s health insurance funding at center of shutdown battle splitting Washington delegation

Lawmakers remain at odds over legislation that would fund the federal government past a rapidly approaching Friday deadline. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, joined by Republican colleagues at a news conference …


Health insurance funding for children running low as Congress stays deadlocked on reauthorizing CHIP

A federal health insurance program covering 52,000 kids in Washington is running out of money as partisan disagreements keep Congress from reauthorizing funding. The Children’s Health Insurance Program, commonly called …


Senators want answers on Hanford radioactive contamination spread

The Hanford nuclear reservation workforce must have confidence that Hanford officials are putting safety ahead of legal deadlines and financial interests, said the U.S. senators for Washington state.


Northwest Democrats, GOP split on net neutrality rule change

Region’s Democrats and Republicans argue whether Thursday’s FCC decision on net neutrality will help or hurt the economy and consumers.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 8:25 p.m.

Murray, Cantwell named to tax conference committee

Senate Democrats appoint Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell to the committee seeking a compromise between the two tax bills.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 4:34 p.m.

Murray, Cantwell among senators calling on Al Franken to resign

WASHINGTON – His once-promising political career in shambles, Minnesota Sen. Al Franken appeared on the verge of resigning after fellow Democrats led by female senators abandoned him Wednesday over the …


Cantwell joins Sanders in sparring with GOP over tax plan

In debate over Senate GOP tax reform plan, Sen. Maria Cantwell sticks up for taxpayers’ ability to deduct state and local taxes.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 9:15 p.m.

Idaho, Washington members of Congress take stands on tax reform plans

Area legislators reacted to tax reform plans.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 9:57 p.m.

Mueller must get public a full explanation, Murray says

Northwest Democrats back indictments as part of bipartisan investigations into Russian interference. Republicans reluctant to comment at this point.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 5:05 p.m.

Cantwell, others in Congress call for investigation into Whitefish Energy contract in Puerto Rico

Senator Maria Cantwell is calling for an investigation into how a small company from Whitefish, Montana, got a contract to restore power in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 3:29 p.m.

Forests most likely to burn would be thinned under Cantwell proposal that’s backed by Idaho’s senators

Washington and Idaho senators offer proposal to reduce wildfires in the most at-risk federal forests.


Members of Congress urge protections for Alaska fishery

JUNEAU, Alaska – More than 40 U.S. House and Senate members have asked President Donald Trump to maintain protections for Alaska’s Bristol Bay region, which produces about half of the …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 10:33 p.m.

Senate panel backs bipartisan bill to reauthorize Children’s Health Insurance Program

The Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday passed bipartisan legislation to extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program for five years; the funding had expired Oct. 1, and the House …