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Industry makes pitch to keep net pens

Aquaculture companies that raise Atlantic salmon in the Puget Sound made an impassioned plea Thursday to keep their net pens and the jobs they support but critics say it’s time for Washington to phase them out.

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

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

FILE – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., right, speaks during a news conference with House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., left, House Ways and Means Chair Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., after the House voted to approve the Republican tax bill, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Jacquelyn Martin / AP)
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 Wednesday, pressured Democrats to vote for the proposal, which extends funding for six years. Democrats want protections for children of undocumented immigrants and a longer-term spending proposal.

Water law changes trickle forward

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 9:35 p.m.

Senate committee approves changes to water law that could allow more residential development in rural and suburban areas.