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Lawmakers chide Pompeo for proposed budget cuts to State Department

House lawmakers chastised Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Wednesday for the administration's attempt to slash the State Department budget, repeatedly highlighting the disconnect between the Trump administration's rhetoric about priorities and its willingness to fund them.

Local lawmakers respond to President's State of the Union

President Donald Trump urged Americans to 'choose greatness' in his 2019 State of the Union Address Tuesday night. The President delivered an 82-minute speech in which he called for unity, denounced what he called "partisan investigations," and held firm in his demand for a wall on the southern border.

Washington cabin fire that killed family of 5 likely 'horrible accident'

BRINNON, Wash. (AP) - Officials say autopsies done after a cabin explosion that killed a family of five on Washington state's Hood Canal revealed no indicators to suspect foul play.The Seattle Times reports that Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney Michael Haas said Tuesday that the incident is shaping up to look like a horrible accident.

Washington family of 5 killed in cabin explosion

BRINNON, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a family of five was killed in an explosion at their vacation property on Washington state's Hood Canal.Brinnon Fire Chief Tim Manly said Monday that two adults and their three young children died in the fire early Sunday. He says the family from Washington state spends weekends at the cabin in Brinnon, a small community on the Olympic peninsula.Manly did release names or ages, pending notification of relatives.

Pompeo courts moderate Dems ahead of tough vote

President Donald Trump's nominee to be secretary of state, facing an uphill climb to win Senate confirmation, is moving behind the scenes to win over moderate Democratic senators who could provide a lifeline to his nomination once it reaches the Senate floor.

White House wanted to publicly shame Tillerson, source says

Reports that the White House has a tentative plan to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that emerged Thursday were an effort to express President Donald Trump's deep displeasure and publicly shame his secretary of state, a source with direct knowledge of the White House's thinking said Thursday.