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Local lawmakers’ reactions to State of the Union vary

While they liked some overall themes in President Barack Obama’s call for more innovation, more cooperation and less spending, some members of Congress from Idaho and Washington wondered about the …


NW delegation finds reasons to cheer, jeer in Obama speech

While they liked some overall themes in President Obama’s call for more innovation, more cooperation and less spending, some members of Congress from Idaho and Washington wondered about the details. …


GOP’s anti-Cantwell e-mail at odds with state’s reality

After regular missives for months from the folks at the National Republican Senatorial Committee, things had been quiet for two whole weeks. The group in charge of getting Republicans elected …


Senators, Rossi weigh in on tanker bid

The nation’s nine-year debate on how to replace Air Force tankers became a talking point in two places Tuesday: the floor of the U.S. Senate and the campaign trail in …


Largest in U.S., Pacific Northwest smart grid gets funding

RICHLAND, Wash. – The check has arrived to pay for the main work phase on the largest and most comprehensive project in the nation to demonstrate how the electric grid …


Cantwell to back finance reforms

WASHINGTON – After meeting with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., said Thursday that she’ll support a finance regulation bill that was facing a troubled future as Congress …


Split Senate passes financial overhaul bill

WASHINGTON – The Senate Thursday approved the most sweeping rewrite of financial rules since the Great Depression, a milestone in President Barack Obama’s drive to expand government oversight and safeguard …


Mortgage securities to face new scrutiny

Lawmakers are finally breaking up the cozy, destructive relationship between banks that packaged residential mortgages for resale and the credit-rating agencies that so ill-served investors and, ultimately, taxpayers. Fitch, Standard …


Funding promises Pend Oreille County Internet speed

A $27.3 million federal economic stimulus grant promises cutting-edge fiber optic Internet service for southern Pend Oreille County, if officials accept it.


Washington state files for federal health care reform aid

OLYMPIA – Washington state may be first in line for one aspect of the new federal health care reform law – submitting a request for some $180 million in federal …


Washington applies for money under health overhaul law

OLYMPIA – Washington state may be first in line for one aspect of the new federal health care reform law — submitting a request for some $180 million in federal …


Loan program burdened by success

With President Barack Obama refocusing on the plight of small business, how ironic that one of the administration’s most successful initiatives will expire this week for lack of funding. And …


Cantwell seeks aid for small banks

Community banks need the same kind of help from the federal government that Wall Street received, and they need it now, Sen. Maria Cantwell said Tuesday. Cantwell, who met with …


Both sides praise emphasis on jobs, small businesses

Northwest Republicans and Democrats applauded President Barack Obama’s emphasis on jobs, particularly on creating them in small businesses, but wondered about the details of other proposals in the State of …


Delegation finds some room for agreement on Obama speech

Northwest Republicans and Democrats applauded President Barack Obama’s emphasis on jobs, particularly on creating them in small businesses, but wondered about the details of other proposals in the State of …


Cantwell, McCain see chance to rebuild

Sens. Maria Cantwell and John McCain, who as Westerners know good fences make good neighbors, have set about repairing a barrier rashly torn down 10 years ago. The Washington Democrat …


Medicare’s shortcomings have some seeking revamp

About a month ago, Nita Jensen visited the Rockwood Clinic to make an appointment for a physical. Her physician there had just retired, and she wanted to find a new …


Cantwell health proposal advances

WASHINGTON – Fearing a backlash, Democrats smoothed the impact of sweeping health care legislation on working-class families Thursday and steered President Barack Obama’s top domestic priority toward a crucial Senate …


Editorial: Cantwell offers solid ideas on health care

Among the blizzard of markups to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee’s health care legislation, also known as the Baucus bill, are a couple of amendments offered by U.S. Sen. Maria …


Cantwell, Crapo call for changes in health care bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sens. Maria Cantwell and Mike Crapo are on opposite sides when it comes to fixing the nation’s health care system, but the first day of hearings on …


Hanford gets new timeline

RICHLAND – Washington state and federal officials announced a court-enforceable schedule Tuesday for cleaning up the nation’s most contaminated nuclear site, ending more than two years of negotiations that followed …


$1.2 million in upgrades set around Mount St. Helens

Two years ago, chronic budget shortfalls prompted the Gifford Pinchot National Forest to permanently close the Coldwater Ridge Visitor Center after just 14 years.


Feds offer money for law enforcement

More than $1.5 million in federal money has been offered to law enforcement agencies in Spokane and Kootenai counties for new equipment, training or personnel. The money, part of the …


Locke could fill Commerce role

Gary Locke, the son of Chinese immigrants who became Washington state’s two-term governor, is apparently President Barack Obama’s third try at filling the spot of secretary of commerce. Obama is …


Official: Obama likely to name Locke to Commerce

Gary Locke, the son of Chinese immigrants who became Washington state’s two-term governor, is apparently President Barack Obama’s third try at filling the spot of secretary of commerce.


Stimulus package to create 4,400 jobs at Hanford

TRI-CITIES — The Energy Department projects that $2 billion from the federal stimulus package will create 4,400 jobs at the Hanford nuclear reservation.


Kids health care plan would bring extra cash to state

Washington state would get an extra $14 million from the federal government this year to help pay for children’s health insurance under a proposal approved by the U.S. Senate, Democrat …


Cantwell defends SCHIP at Sacred Heart

The effort to override a presidential veto of a children’s health insurance program brought a U.S. senator and local health care professionals to Sacred Heart Medical Center on Friday morning. …


U.S. must accept help in Iraq, Cantwell says

The United States needs to bring the world community to the negotiating table – and convince Iraqi factions that such a table exists – to have any hope of making …