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Sen. Murray asks Gov. Brown for toll voting privileges

Another voice has joined the conversation about tolls on Portland-area freeways. U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., sent a letter to Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Friday asking for Washington to have additional input in the state’s studies and implements tolling on Interstate 5 and 205.

Albert R. Hunt: Trump could make headway on drug prices

There are arguments over the merits and effects, but the politics are clear cut. In a Kaiser Foundation poll last autumn, the public, by 82 percent to 17 percent, favored allowing the federal government to negotiate lower drug prices.

Murray, McMorris Rodgers for Congress

The two congressional races on Spokane County ballots feature the 5th Congressional District and a U.S. Senate seat. U.S. Senate: You won’t see U.S. Sen. Patty Murray on TV pounding the partisan talking points and widening the divide. That doesn’t mean she isn’t partisan (she is a close adviser to Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid), but it shows she has the temperament to keep the door open to negotiation and compromise. The popular narrative is that Congress is hopelessly gridlocked, but it’s only partly true.

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 Multimodal Freight Policy and Investment Act.