Thursday Aug 14
U.S. trade rep, labor discuss trade deal
Regional labor leaders sat down with Ambassador Michael Froman, the U.S. trade representative, in Seattle on Tuesday to discuss their concerns with two free-trade agreements currently in closed-door negotiations.
Sun Aug 10, 2014
Being a Libertarian in D.C.
What does it mean to be a libertarian? Matt Kibbe attempts to answer with his bestselling new book, "Don't Hurt People and Don't Take Their Stuff: A Libertarian Manifesto."
The News Tribune
Primary sets the scene for fireworks in the fall
It's tempting to look at primary results and try to predict what they might bode for the general election.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
By Authorizing Air Strikes, Did Obama Open the Door for the Iraq Hawks?
Shortly before seven on Friday morning, US aircraft dropped two 500-pound bombs on artillery controlled by Islamic militants in Northern Iraq.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
TACOMA, Wash.-The 96-year-old Port of Tacoma features crisscrossing railroad tracks, warehouses, and sparsely traveled roads.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
Results from Tuesday's primary
Initial results are in for Tuesday's primary election races. Though no City of Renton offices were on the ballot this year, most state and federal officials representing the area were.
Deportation wisdom from Dan Evans
Don't get me wrong - Evans, our former governor and U.S. senator, is physically alive and kicking.
Prop. 1 Seattle park district leading, other primary election results
Prop. 1 would create a vote district to replace voter approved levies as the way to fund projects and maintenance.
Tue Aug 05, 2014
The News Tribune
Freshman congressmen Denny Heck, Derek Kilmer lead in first re-election bids
U.S. Rep. Denny Heck was showing the strength of incumbency in early primary election returns Tuesday as the Olympia Democrat captured just over half of the vote.
Rep. Smith talks congressional gridlock with council
U.S. Rep. Adam Smith offered his assistance to the Bellevue City Council on Monday, expressing more optimism about state and local support than his ability to advance congressional objectives.
Thu Jul 31, 2014
Primary election ballots due back by Tuesday
Though there are no City of Renton races on the ballot this time around, Tuesday's primary election includes nearly all of the state officials who represent Renton in Olympia, as well as a congressional primary.
Time for Women on US Paper Money? Obama says it's a 'pretty good idea'
The days of American paper money being an all-boys club could be numbered. President Obama said yesterday that he had received a letter from a young girl wondering why there were no women on US bills, "and then she gave me a long list of possible women to put on our dollar bills and quarters and stuff, which I thought was a pretty good idea," ... (more)
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Iraq Wants Thousands More Hellfire Missiles
The government of Iraq plans to buy several thousand more Hellfire missiles made by Lockheed Martin Corp. in what would be its largest-ever purchase of the weapon.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
House committee rebukes Obama over Bergdahl deal
Paul Lewis arrived as a Marine Corps security guard at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran on Nov. 3, 1979.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Six challengers take on incumbent DelBene
Democratic U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene faces six opponents in her bid for re-election in a congressional district where Democrats and Republicans are evenly divided.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
The Washington Post
Syrian death toll and extremist threat increases, but the U.S. does little
THE FIGHTING in Gaza has served to obscure developments in another Middle East war that is far bloodier and more important to U.S. interests.