Stories tagged: Sen. Maria Cantwell
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Spokane flags ordered flown at half-staff after Las Vegas shooting, lawmakers offer condolences
State and national flags at city facilities will be flown at half-staff until sundown Friday in the wake of America’s deadliest shooting in modern history, Mayor David Condon announced Monday …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 10:18 p.m.
Senator Cantwell pays Vancouver a visit
When Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., was picking sites in Vancouver she wanted to see in person, it’s not a shock she picked locations that relate to freight. Last year, Cantwell …
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016
Congress can’t find energy to act
Congress will now adjourn for the holidays, and members will have to start all over when a new Congress convenes in January. Two years of work down the drain.
Fri., Aug. 19, 2016
Protect Forest Service budget from fires
When areas of the country are hit with natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes and floods, they can access emergency federal funding. But when huge wildfires rage on federal land, …
Sat., June 25, 2016
Senate bill takes steps to improve wildfire fight
Called the Wildfire Budgeting, Response, and Forest Management Act, it would, yet again, attempt to end the trick called “fire borrowing,” where money for forest management, fire prevention and treatment …
Mon., July 6, 2015
Getting There: Bill would create plan for easing freight
Washington’s two U.S. senators are spearheading legislation to drive more planning and funding to freight. Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, both Democrats, are sponsoring a bill called the National …
Tue., Aug. 6, 2013
Senator Cantwell seeks action on farm bill
The clock is ticking on federal farm legislation that pumps millions of dollars into crop research, insurance and market extension programs that aid the nation’s farmers. “We need to get …
Tue., Jan. 10, 2012
Leaders want Boeing’s new tankers at Fairchild
Production of a new fleet of Boeing air refueling tankers could bring more jobs and investment to Spokane, officials said Monday. The first in the new fleet of KC-46A tankers …
Mon., Jan. 9, 2012, 3:04 p.m.
Campaign begins to land new tankers at Fairchild
Production of a new fleet of Boeing air refueling tankers could bring more jobs and investment to Spokane, officials said Monday.
Wed., Aug. 24, 2011
Washington farmers sought for camelina fuel crop
Eastern Washington farmers can line up over the next three weeks for a federal program that pays them to grow camelina, a seed crop that some researchers consider a potentially …