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January 18, 2020 6:36 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands gathered in cities across the country Saturday as part of the nationwide Women's March rallies focused on issues such as climate change, pay equity, reproductive rights and immigration.
January 18, 2020 5:58 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats were preparing to outline their case for removing President Donald Trump from office in a legal brief due Saturday, as opposing sides in the impeachment case look ahead to the opening of the historic trial in the Senate.
January 18, 2020 3:54 PM
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — At the urging of conservative advocacy groups, Republican legislators in more than a dozen states are promoting bills that focus on transgender young people. One batch of bills would bar doctors from providing them certain gender-related medical treatment; another batch would bar trans students from participating on school sports teams of the gender they identify with.
January 18, 2020 2:03 PM
A group of locals gathering at John Dam Plaza in Richland on Saturday afternoon for a "Constitution Rally." The rally focused on I-1639, an initiative that raised the age to 21 to buy a semiautomatic rifle in Washington state in…
January 18, 2020 5:12 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has assembled a made-for-TV legal team for his Senate trial that includes household names like Ken Starr, the prosecutor whose investigation two decades ago resulted in the impeachment of Bill Clinton. Former Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz said he will deliver constitutional arguments meant to shield Trump from allegations that he abused his power.
January 17, 2020 3:26 PM
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said Friday that passing legislation aimed at stemming global warming was her top priority when lawmakers return to the Capitol next month and she was “cautiously optimistic” something could pass despite Republicans…
January 17, 2020 3:14 AM
Olympia, Wash. (AP) - Washington Supreme Court Justice Charles Wiggins announced Thursday he will retire at the end of March. Wiggins was first elected to the court in 2010. He is 72. In a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee, Wiggins…
January 15, 2020 10:57 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a dramatic procession across the U.S. Capitol, Democratic House leaders marched the formal articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate late Wednesday, setting the stage for only the third trial to remove a president in American history.
January 15, 2020 10:54 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For nearly a year, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders pushed strongly progressive ideas into the Democratic primary spotlight, feeding off each other to build support for proposals long dismissed as radically leftist: “Medicare for All,” tuition-free college and a “Green New Deal” to combat climate change.
January 15, 2020 10:50 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial in the Senate promises to be one of the most heavily scrutinized events in American political history. But the journalists covering the trial are warning that restrictions on media access will cripple their ability to do their job.
January 15, 2020 10:26 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee chairman said his panel will investigate what he says are “profoundly alarming” text messages that have raised questions about the possible surveillance of former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch before she was ousted by the Trump administration last spring.
January 15, 2020 10:21 PM
The United States and China signed an initial trade pact Wednesday, easing tensions between the world's two largest economies.
January 15, 2020 10:09 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The decade that just ended was by far the hottest ever measured on Earth, capped off by the second-warmest year on record, two U.S. agencies reported Wednesday. And scientists said they see no end to the way man-made climate change keeps shattering records.
January 15, 2020 9:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic presidential field is united in lambasting President Donald Trump’s handling of America’s military presence in the Middle East, but the candidates are sharply divided on how to do it better. Their solutions range from pulling out to cutting back.
January 15, 2020 11:00 AM
The House on Wednesday voted to approve the seven impeachment managers to prosecute the case against President Donald Trump, a long-awaited move that sends the action to the Senate and sets up the next phase of the impeachment fight.The managers…
January 15, 2020 3:32 AM
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - In his annual State of the State speech, Gov. Jay Insee said that homelessness is a "growing crisis." Inslee told lawmakers the state must act now to reduce the number of people who are living without…