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D.C. sues Trump inaugural committee, alleging abuse of funds

The District of Columbia is suing President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee and two companies that control the Trump International Hotel in the nation’s capital, accusing them of throwing parties for the Trump family with nonprofit funds, and overpaying for event space at the hotel.

California’s Newsom rebukes White House in inaugural

California Gov. Gavin Newsom was sworn in Monday and immediately drew sharp battle lines with President Donald Trump, pledging to enact “progressive, principled” policies as the antidote to the White House’s “corruption and incompetence.”

Trudy Rubin: Trump ushers in state of disunion

His “America first” message to the world promised an aggressive brand of U.S. isolationism that will undermine our allies, and give adversaries a green light to expand their influence.

After the party’s over…

The popular but somewhat salacious geoduck ice sculpture from Wednesday night's Inaugural Ball found a new home, and a new "friend".

Band soaking up D.C. experience

WASHINGTON – Henry Simboli had one emphatic word following the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. “Incredible,” the Central Valley High School sophomore gasped.

New Washington state governor is sworn in

OLYMPIA – The first day of Jay Inslee’s governorship was marked by agreement that Washington needs more jobs but not more taxes, and some disagreements over environmental and social issues.

Governor plays ball before attending Ball

OLYMPIA – There were two inaugural balls in Olympia on Wednesday. One was attended by Gov. Jay Inslee and his wife, other state officials and an estimated 3,000 other folks, men mostly in formal coat and tie – and a few kilts – and women mostly in long dresses and a few furs.

Spin Control: Fairchild votes red; except on green

One of the most predictably conservative parts of Spokane County might be Precinct 6500 on the West Plains. You may know its more familiar name, Fairchild Air Force Base, but when Spokane elections officials tally up the ballots, they divide the county into variously shaped polygons with four-digit numbers, and 6500 is the base, which is the home to Air Force families as well as air refueling tankers.