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House chairman asks Stephen Miller to testify next month on immigration policies

In a letter, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., requested that Miller appear before the panel on May 1 to answer questions about what Cummings called “troubling” immigration decisions, such as the past policy of separating migrant children from their parents and the recent personnel upheaval at the Department of Homeland Security.
News >  WA Government

Inslee signs measure to codify some health care rules

OLYMPIA – Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a measure to ensure that some of the Affordable Care Act’s federal protections are protected in state law. Inslee signed the measure Wednesday. It duplicates protections created by the health care law, known as Obamacare, including rules that insurers can’t block patients with pre-existing conditions from purchasing their plans, and can’t retroactively deny coverage except for fraud or misrepresentation.
News >  Spokane

Eva Lassman Memorial Art And Essay Contests: third place essay, middle school

UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 2 p.m.

The Holocaust was a terrible event in history ,and we need to prevent it from happening again, Summer Corbett of Chase Middle School writes. Corbett earned third place in the middle division for her essay in the Spokane Community Observance of the Holocaust’s 13th annual Eva Lassman Memorial Writing and Art Contests.
News >  Washington

Patriot Prayer, Three Percenters demonstration at WSU draws meager turnout

UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 10:10 p.m.

There was a “Don’t Tread on Me” flag. There were students chanting about democracy and immigrant rights. There were police officers keeping watch from the library roof. And there was a giant inflatable beach ball, on which students scribbled political messages with black markers. This was the scene Tuesday at Washington State University.
News >  Spokane

Service Center for low-income, homeless opens Tuesday

UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 7:13 a.m.

People on the brink of homelessness, struggling to re-enter society after incarceration or access basic health care now have a one-stop shop where they can quickly get services, without having to make an appointment.