Orion joined The Spokesman-Review as a Report for America legislative reporter in our Washington, DC Bureau in June 2020.
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WASHINGTON – The Biden administration drew intense criticism from Northwest refugee advocates when it announced Friday the president had decided to preserve the Trump administration’s historically low limit on the number of refugees allowed into the United States.
WASHINGTON – In a telephone town hall meeting organized Thursday by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Eastern Washington veterans voiced their frustration with a new electronic health records system the Department of Veterans Affairs is piloting at the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center in Spokane.
WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden plans to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, multiple outlets reported Tuesday, two decades after the 2001 terrorist attacks launched from the country that sparked America’s longest war.