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  • SATURDAY, OCT. 19, 2013

    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 …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2013

    Region’s lawmakers mixed on Obama’s Syria speech

    Giving Syria a chance to resolve the crisis over its use of chemical weapons through diplomatic means is better than the military option – if it works, Idaho Sen. Jim …


  • FRIDAY, AUG. 23, 2013

    McMorris Rodgers says GOP working on ‘Obamacare’ surgery

    Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Spokane, said the GOP plans to pick away at President Barack Obama’s signature health care legislation by targeting provisions she said are causing bipartisan headaches. “To …


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 21, 2013

    Berg Co. awarded $13.5 million Pentagon contract

    A Spokane Valley company will receive a $13.5 million Pentagon contract to produce energy-efficient “combat outposts” to use in Afghanistan and other remote places U.S. troops are sent. The Berg …


  • TUESDAY, AUG. 13, 2013

    Congress, staff forced to change health insurance

    A wrinkle in the Affordable Care Act is taking away the lucrative employee health care benefits from members of Congress, forcing the lawmakers and their staffs to buy policies from …


  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 2013

    Federal defenders facing layoffs

    Federal budget cuts totaling 23 percent over two years could mean attorneys who are appointed to represent the poorest defendants in Eastern Washington’s federal court will receive pink slips in …


  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013

    Sens. Murray, Cantwell speak in Spokane

    Washington’s U.S. senators visited Spokane on Tuesday, each pushing federal legislation aimed at improving students’ well-being. Sen. Maria Cantwell toured Spokane Seed Co. after touting a provision in the pending …


  • TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013, 5:16 P.M.

    Murray, Cantwell tout D.C. work in Spokane

    Washington’s U.S. senators visited Spokane on Tuesday, each pushing federal legislation aimed at improving students’ well-being.


  • THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2013

    Fairchild loses bid for new tankers

    Turns out the most important thing in becoming the first base for the Air Force’s new air refueling tanker is the same as the most important thing in real estate: …


  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2013, 6:46 A.M.

    Fairchild loses bid to host new tankers

    Wichita’s McConnell Air Force Base has been selected over Fairchild Air Force Base and two others to be the main operating base for the Air Force’s new KC-46A air refueling …


  • MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013

    Getting There: Cuts will likely bring air travel delays

    U.S. Sen. Patty Murray last week said summer travel delays are likely at the nation’s airports as a result of congressionally ordered budget cuts at the Federal Aviation Administration. FAA …


  • FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2013

    Violence bill grants tribal courts power

    WASHINGTON – The Violence Against Women Act now on its way to President Barack Obama’s desk after a yearlong delay has deep ties and connections to the Inland Northwest and …


  • WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13, 2013

    Bill targets non-Indian crimes

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate on Tuesday reauthorized a federal law channeling resources to female victims of domestic violence, including those on Native American tribal lands. It is now up …


  • TUESDAY, JAN. 29, 2013

    Murray invites public input on budget

    WASHINGTON – It didn’t take long for U.S. Sen. Patty Murray to get comfortable in her new cyberspace digs. A few days after officially assuming the role of Budget Committee …


  • MONDAY, JAN. 28, 2013, 4:38 P.M.

    Murray unveils online budget tool as GOP digs in

    It didn’t take long for U.S. Sen. Patty Murray to get comfortable in her new cyberspace digs. A few days after officially assuming the role of Budget Committee chairwoman, the …


  • THURSDAY, JAN. 24, 2013

    Murray: Senate will pass budget

    WASHINGTON – Count Washington Sen. Patty Murray among those confident the U.S. Senate will pass a budget this spring. The new Budget Committee chairwoman said Wednesday it’s time for her …


  • THURSDAY, JAN. 17, 2013

    CV band ready for inauguration parade

    The horns will trumpet the arrival of Central Valley High School’s marching band in Washington, D.C., this week for a celebration that only happens every four years. President Barack Obama …


  • WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16, 2013

    Budget deal reachable, says Sen. Murray

    The new leader of the U.S. Senate’s budget committee said Tuesday that Republican threats to shut down the government are irresponsible. U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, a Seattle-area Democrat, said there …


  • WEDNESDAY, JAN. 9, 2013, 12:42 P.M.

    Fairchild on short list to get new tanker

    Fairchild Air Force Base is one of several bases on a short list for receiving the nation’s newest air refueling tanker. The West Plains base is on a list the …


  • THURSDAY, JAN. 3, 2013

    Region’s lawmakers divided on tax vote

    This week’s votes to keep income tax rates from rising for most Americans split the House delegations in Washington and Idaho but unified the two states’ senators behind the last-minute …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 21, 2012

    VA Medical Center to be renamed

    Spokane’s Veterans Affairs Medical Center will be renamed for a pair of local heroes, both houses of Congress decided Thursday. The northwest Spokane facility will become the Mann-Grandstaff Department of …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 20, 2012, 8:42 P.M.

    Murray jokes about Boehner’s Plan B

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Patty Murray joked today that with House Speaker John Boehner embracing “Plan B,” women’s issues are progressing in Congress.


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012

    Buyers rush to firearms dealers

    Sam Bishop stood Tuesday at the counter of Sharp Shooting Indoor Range and Gun Shop. He was looking at a gun for home security while he felt he still could, …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 16, 2012

    Murray to lead budget panel

    Patty Murray will be the U.S. Senate’s chief budget writer next year when Congress convenes for its new session. The Washington Democrat announced Thursday she will seek the chairmanship of …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 11, 2012

    Spin Control: Murray was key in party recruiting

    It might be easy to argue that the biggest winner in Tuesday’s election, outside of the folks who were actually on a ballot, was Patty Murray. She certainly sounded like …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 4, 2012

    No zingers as debate dealt with big issues

    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was more passionate in Wednesday night’s debate than some Republicans expected. President Barack Obama was more reserved than some Democrats expected. Neither produced a signature …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 23, 2012

    McMorris Rodgers voted for trigger

    U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a Spokane Republican, is among those who voted for the 2011 budget bill that set in motion the deep, looming spending cuts that she and …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12, 2012

    Proposal provides VA heroic name

    Spokane’s Veterans Affairs Medical Center would get a new name under proposals before Congress. Actually, two new names: Pfc. Joe E. Mann and Platoon Sgt. Bruce Grandstaff. The medical center …


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 22, 2012

    Murray urges stronger protections for women

    U.S. Sen. Patty Murray challenged her Republican counterparts Tuesday to embrace the Senate version of the Violence Against Women Act, saying the narrower House version leaves out key provisions that …


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 1, 2012

    Women get help through Care Act

    WASHINGTON – Starting today, nearly 1.1 million women in Washington state will no longer be charged a co-pay for birth control, HIV screening and several other health care services under …


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