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Obama wins bipartisan support from local delegation

Vietnam War veteran Rep. Walt Minnick sat in the auditorium at West Point on Tuesday surrounded by men and women in cadet gray uniforms being told by a president they …


Obama signs law to OK Walla Walla VA renovation

President Barack Obama has signed a law authorizing the Department of Veterans Affairs to build a new outpatient clinic at the Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center in Walla …


Air Force won’t consider WTO ruling in tanker bidding

WASHINGTON — As it seeks new bids on a $35 billion contract to start replacing its fleet of aging aerial refueling tankers, the U.S. Air Force has decided against considering …


Tanker deal closer, general says

The selection of a new plane to replace the Air Force’s aging tanker fleet could be finalized within a year, a four-star general said Friday at Fairchild Air Force Base. …


General says tanker contract should be finalized next year

The selection of new plane to replace the Air Force’s aging tanker fleet could be finalized within a year, a four-star general said Friday at Fairchild Air Force Base.


Murray talk draws protesters

Despite increasingly vocal opposition, health care reform likely will move forward this year, Sen. Patty Murray said Thursday after giving a speech in downtown Spokane.


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 …


WSU gives glimpse of nursing education facility

Washington state doesn’t just need more nurses, it needs more nursing faculty. The Washington State University College of Nursing Building will provide more of both.


Projects aplenty funded for area

The Inland Northwest is in line for some share of about $285 million in earmarks in the massive spending bill Congress passed and President Obama signed last week. From tens …


Message resonates with region’s contingent

Members of Congress of both parties from Idaho and Washington gave President Barack Obama high marks for a speech that called for shared sacrifice and cooperation to lift the nation …


Northwest lawmakers react to Obama speech

Members of Congress from both parties in Idaho and Washington gave President Obama high marks for a speech that called for shared sacrifice and cooperation to lift the nation out …


Banking, housing troubles remain, Murray warns

OLYMPIA – The $787 billion economic stimulus bill to be signed today by President Barack Obama “is not the end of what we need to do,” U.S. Sen. Patty Murray …


Murray lauds passage of recovery bill

The $787 billion economic stimulus bill to be signed this week by President Obama “is not the end of what we need to do,” U.S. Sen. Patty Murray said Monday.


Murray, Gregoire say stimulus would deliver

The stimulus package before Congress could create or save 75,000 jobs in Washington state, a preliminary White House analysis says. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., mentioned the job figure Thursday afternoon …


Officials peg 75,000 Washington state jobs to stimulus bill

The proposed stimulus package before Congress could create or save 75,000 jobs in Washington state, a preliminary White House analysis says.


King County’s Sims nominated for D.C. job

Ron Sims, the top elected official in King County and a Spokane native, was nominated Monday to a high-ranking spot in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. President …


Sims named to HUD post

Ron Sims, the top elected official in King County and a Spokane native, was nominated Monday to a high-ranking spot in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.


Rescue helicopters to stay at Fairchild

A squadron of helicopters and their crews will remain at Fairchild Air Force Base for the foreseeable future, the Pentagon says. After objections from Inland Northwest law enforcement officials and …


Murray: Bush wrong on road funds

President Bush’s suggestion that Congress spends most federal money for roads and bridges on certain members’ pet projects – and the rest of the country just gets “what’s ever left” …