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  • Disability payments may rise

    WASHINGTON – Disabled veterans could receive up to $100 more per month under legislation headed for President Barack Obama’s desk. The Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act, sponsored by Sen. Patty …

  • Timber payments have local backing

    U.S. senators from Washington and Idaho all say they support a plan to extend payments to counties and school districts that have significant amounts of federal land inside their boundaries. …

  • Northwest lawmakers adhere to party lines

    Northwest Republicans criticized President Obama’s proposed jobs bill as too much that’s been tried before and not enough that will bring long-term changes. Washington Democrats, meanwhile, said the request to …

  • Protesters greet ‘supercommittee’

    WASHINGTON – The 12 members of the congressional supercommittee charged with cutting the deficit faced challenges from protesters during their first meeting Thursday.

  • Congressional debt reduction panel kicks off work

    Republicans and Democrats on the special supercommittee warned of a financial crisis threatening future generations as the congressional debt reduction panel kicked off its work today with an imperative to …

  • Odd couple chairs supercommittee, shares power

    He’s a lanky Texas conservative who chose law school over chicken farming. She’s a liberal from Seattle with steel in the toes of her famous tennis shoes. They have almost …

  • Murray on deficit panel

    WASHINGTON – Sen. Patty Murray will be the co-chairwoman of a powerful “supercommittee” charged with finding more than $1 trillion in deficit cuts this fall. The Washington Democrat was one …

  • Murray named debt panel co-chair

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid named Sen. Patty Murray to co-chair a powerful “super committee” charged with finding more than $1 trillion in deficit cuts this fall.

  • 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 …

  • New HQ planned for Fairchild

    Fairchild Air Force Base will get a new $13.6 million headquarters building under a military construction spending plan moving through the U.S. Senate. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., said the building …

  • Nomination near for federal judge

    President Barack Obama is expected to make his nomination soon for the next federal judge for the Eastern District of Washington. The opening became available in mid-2009 when U.S. District …

  • Spin Control: Corks pop at Boeing, but keep appeal history in mind

    Despite the celebrating that has taken place since Boeing was declared the winner in the Air Force’s New Tanker Sweepstakes, it may be wise not to start adding all those …

  • Murray holds first public meeting as VA chairwoman

    Unlike active duty soldiers, National Guard and Reserve troops return from war to civilian lives without being able to decompress by sharing their military experiences with comrades on military bases. …

  • Murray to lead Veterans Affairs Committee

    U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., Thursday was named the new chairwoman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. “This is a great honor, but an even bigger responsibility,” Murray said in …

  • Patty Murray will lead Senate veterans committee

    U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., today was named the new chairwoman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee.

  • Local lawmakers’ reactions to State of the Union vary

    While they liked some overall themes in President Barack Obama’s call for more innovation, more cooperation and less spending, some members of Congress from Idaho and Washington wondered about the …

  • NW delegation finds reasons to cheer, jeer in Obama speech

    While they liked some overall themes in President Obama’s call for more innovation, more cooperation and less spending, some members of Congress from Idaho and Washington wondered about the details. …

  • Murray feels conservation efforts could work across country

    Energy conservation efforts by local governments and businesses could be an example for cities across the United States, Sen. Patty Murray said after a Wednesday briefing. Officials convened by Spokane …

  • Note to Democrats: Areas with high voter turnout hurt you

    Statistics may be for losers, as Scotty Bowman once said. But losers who don’t pay attention to statistics may be destined to keep losing. So it might be wise for …

  • Murray will head up party’s Senate races

    Sen. Patty Murray will serve as the head of the Senate Democrats’ campaign operation for the next two years.

  • GOP’s anti-Cantwell e-mail at odds with state’s reality

    After regular missives for months from the folks at the National Republican Senatorial Committee, things had been quiet for two whole weeks. The group in charge of getting Republicans elected …

  • Murray secures Senate victory

    Democrat Patty Murray won a fourth term in the U.S. Senate, building a lead of nearly 50,000 votes over Republican rival Dino Rossi as counting continued Thursday. Faced with a …

  • Man arrested again in Murray threat

    A Spokane man arrested outside a U.S. Senate candidates debate with a meat cleaver and other knives has been charged in federal court. John Jay Sieler, 50, is accused of …

  • Murray wins, Rossi concedes

    Patty Murray’s lead in the U.S. Senate race became insurmountable Thursday, prompting Republican challenger Dino Rossi to concede at 6:15 p.m.

  • Incumbent Murray expands lead in Senate race

    Democratic incumbent Patty Murray and Republican challenger Dino Rossi headed into a third day of vote tallies today with no clear winner in Washington state’s U.S. Senate race.

  • Voters vent frustrations with GOP gains in county, state

    Democrat Chris Marr conceded defeat Wednesday night in the record-breaking million-dollar battle for a Spokane County state Senate seat. Marr made up some ground in the second day of ballot …

  • Murray expands lead over Rossi

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Democratic incumbent Patty Murray has expanded her lead over Republican challenger Dino Rossi in the latest Washington state Senate vote totals.

  • Voters favor Republicans locally and nationally

    Washington Republicans were lifted by a national tide in Tuesday’s elections, one that cost Democrats at least one of the state’s congressional seats and left a key U.S. Senate seat …

  • Candidates make one last push

    Candidates up and down the ticket scrambled for votes on Election Day.

  • Murray, Rossi hit road in final push for votes

    Democratic incumbent Patty Murray and Republican challenger Dino Rossi wrapped up their road trips today as volunteers on both sides lit up phone lines and knocked on doors — even …



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