Politics

Twitter temporarily stops DNC from tweeting after calling out Trump

The Democratic National Committee was unable to post from its rapid response war room account on Twitter for some time on Thursday after it attempted to call out President Donald Trump's false claims about children and Covid-19 immunity.The action highlights…

Tim Eyman for Governor rally held in Richland Sunday

RICHLAND, Wash. -- Approximately 50 people rallied at Columbia Point Marina Park Sunday afternoon to show support for Tim Eyman. Eyman, a Republican from Yakima, is running for Governor in the state of Washington. He received an ovation after saying, "we're…

Inslee requests extension of National Guard COVID-19 mission

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is requesting an extension of the state National Guard’s to continue their work on missions related to the coronavirus pandemic. In a letter sent to the Trump administration Monday, the Democratic governor…

Trump, Biden fight for primacy on social media

WASHINGTON (AP) — On an average day, President Donald Trump sends about 14 posts to the 28 million Facebook followers of his campaign account. His Democratic rival, Joe Biden, delivers about half that many posts to an audience of just…

Washington state court hears arguments over car-tab tax cuts

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington state Supreme Court heard arguments about whether a voter-approved car-tab tax cut was legal or if its ballot title misled voters. The state Legislature and Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee suspended some projects and shuffled budgets…

Justices rule for Trump administration in deportation case

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the Trump administration can deport some people seeking asylum without allowing them to make their case to a federal judge. The high court's 7-2 ruling applies to people who fail their initial…

Gov. Inslee to visit Eastern Washington on Thursday

SPOKANE, Wash. — Governor Jay Inslee will be in Spokane on Thursday, where he plans to meet with local leaders to discuss impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. During his visit, Governor Inslee will meet with some of the people leading…

Washington voters to weigh-in on controversial sex ed bill in November

SEATTLE–A controversial bill regarding sex education has now reached a tipping point. The bill, signed by Governor Jay Inslee last month, requires all public schools to provide comprehensive sexual health education to students. It’s been heavily debated by local politicians…

President Trump says police treated unfairly

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump weighed in on the shooting of Rayshard Brooks and the Atlanta police officer charged Wednesday with felony murder during an interview on Fox News. Trump said “you can’t resist a police officer” and said he…

Portland cuts police budget over force, injustice

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — City commissioners in Portland, Oregon, voted Wednesday to cut nearly $16 million from the police budget in response to concerns about use of force and racial injustice. The cuts are part of a city budget approved…

Obama to hold joint fundraiser for Biden next week

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is getting some help from his one-time boss, former President Barack Obama, as he looks to fill his campaign coffers and unify the Democratic Party. Obama and Biden will appear together next Tuesday for what Biden calls a “virtual grassroots fundraiser." It will be the first time the pair has appeared together since Obama endorsed Biden in April. The announcement on Twitter comes hours after Biden said that his campaign and associated Democratic groups had raised $81 million in May, his strongest-ever fundraising haul.