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Dems unveil impeachment procedures; GOP calls process unfair

Democrats have introduced a resolution that authorizes the next phase of the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.


Ask the Builder: Should a shed look like the house?

I want to build a deluxe shed. I’ve just retired and have plenty of time on my hands. I want to stop paying the outrageous offsite storage fees. First and …


House Democrats propose stopgap spending bill

Democrats controlling the House are proposing a government-wide temporary funding bill to prevent a federal shutdown at month’s end and to give the slow-moving Senate time to act on $1.4 …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019

Giant emojis painted on house roil California community

A Southern California seaside community is in an uproar after a home was given a new paint job featuring two huge emojis on a bright pink background.


All House Democrats from Wash. support impeachment inquiry

All seven of Washington’s Democratic U.S. House members are now calling for an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.


House holds 2 Trump officials in contempt in census dispute

The Democratic-controlled House voted Wednesday to hold two top Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with subpoenas related to a decision to add a citizenship …


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019

House fire in Browne’s Addition causes no injuries

No one was hurt after a sparking dryer caused a house fire in Browne’s Addition on Thursday evening, residents said.


UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019

Trump forms battle plan for post-Mueller probes: Just say no

As House Democrats ramp up their widespread investigations into President Donald Trump, the White House’s strategy for responding has been simple: just say no.


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 …


UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019

House Judiciary panel approves subpoenas for Mueller report

The House Judiciary Committee approved subpoenas Wednesday for special counsel Robert Mueller’s full Russia report as Democrats pressure the Justice Department to release the document without redactions.


GOP tries to push vote on bill on babies surviving abortions

Republicans started a long-shot drive Tuesday to force a House vote on a measure that could imprison doctors for five years if they don’t try saving the lives of infants …


House Democrats likely to punt on budget

House Democratic leaders appear likely to give up on passing a budget this year rather than trying to bridge divisions between progressives seeking more money for domestic programs and more …


House committee OKs bill to make initiative process tougher

A House committee has passed legislation that would dramatically toughen the requirements to get an initiative or referendum on the Idaho ballot. The House State Affairs Committee voted 10-5 Tuesday …


Trump says investigation abused him, led to ‘evil things’

House Democrats pressed the Justice Department to provide the full report from special counsel Robert Mueller even as Republicans gleefully called for them to “move on” from the Russia investigation …


In 420-0 vote, House says Mueller report should be public

The House voted unanimously Thursday for a resolution calling for any final report in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation to be made public, a symbolic action designed to pressure …


Senate rejection of Trump border emergency no longer certain

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is trying to make it harder for Republicans to avoid an embarrassing Senate rebuff of President Donald Trump’s effort to steer billions of extra federal dollars …


Some in House GOP broke with party on Omar resolution

Almost two dozen Republicans stirred up a mini-tempest within their party for opposing the Democratic resolution condemning anti-Semitism and other bigotry in a Thursday vote. For them, any worries about …


House OKs election overhaul package, but Senate to slam door

The Democratic-controlled House on Friday approved legislation aimed at reducing the role of big money in politics, ensuring fair elections and strengthening ethics standards. But it stands little chance in …


UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019

House broadly condemns hate after anti-Semitism dispute

Divided in debate but mostly united in a final vote, the House passed a resolution condemning anti-Semitism and other bigotry Thursday, with Democrats trying to push past a dispute that …


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019

WSP Trooper spots house on fire, evacuates sleeping residents

A Washington State Patrol trooper drove by a house spewing smoke on Friday and ran inside to awake and evacuate the residents.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019

Trump vows veto as Democrats try to block emergency order

President Donald Trump faces another showdown with Congress next week over his proposed border wall.


Democrats prepare resolution against Trump’s declaration

House Democrats will file a resolution Friday aimed at blocking the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump has issued to help finance his wall along the Southwest border, teeing …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Idaho constitutional amendment passes Senate, heads to House

A proposed state constitutional amendment aimed at protecting the legal rights of victims of crime has passes the Idaho Senate and now heads to the House.


Steve King applauded at first Iowa event since House rebuke

Constituents applauded Republican Rep. Steve King on Saturday at the Iowa congressman’s first public event since being rebuked by his House colleagues over racist comments he had made to a …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019

Trump plans border visit as shutdown lurches into 3rd week

With no breakthrough in sight to end the partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump is planning to visit the U.S.-Mexico border on Thursday to highlight his demands for a border …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019

The strange history of the House’s 181-year-old ban on hats – and the push to overturn it

Nineteenth-century congressman George Kremer would probably tip his hat to new congresswoman Ilhan Omar.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019

Abandoned house along Bloomsday route burns from suspected transient warming fire

A suspected transient lit a fire in an abandon house along the Bloomsday trail on Thursday. No one was injured.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019

The new Congress: Pelosi retakes House gavel as shutdown continues

The House of Representatives, which includes 63 new Democrats, on Thursday elected Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., as speaker for a second time.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019

Speaker again, Pelosi sees ‘new dawn’ for diverse 116th Congress

Cheering Democrats returned Nancy Pelosi to the House speaker’s post Thursday as the 116th Congress took office and ushered in a historically diverse class of freshmen ready to confront President …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018

House Democrats unveil measure to re-open government

House Democrats unveiled a package of bills Monday that would re-open the federal government without approving funding for President Donald Trump’s border wall with Mexico, establishing an early confrontation that …