County council positions attract many candidates
The race is on to replace Snohomish County councilmen John Koster and Dave Gossett .
Fri May 17, 2013
House votes to repeal Obamacare - for 37th time
The sequester is forcing layoffs across the Pentagon's civilian workforce, no budget negotiators have been named, and the Farm Bill is a year late in coming.
Thu May 16, 2013
A Republican foot soldier steps back
Through the years a conversation with Larry Stickney eventually evolves into a forthright pitch for his latest endeavor to spread conservative ideas.
San Juan Islander
$789K grant awarded for boat, may not be fully utilized due to politics
A collaborative effort by San Juan County Sheriff Rob Nou, U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, the Department of Homeland Security, the Captain of the U.S. Coast in Seattle resulted in a $789,000 grant to build a public safety boat for the county.
Tue May 14, 2013
South Whidbey Record
Navy doubles Poseidon order headed to Whidbey
The Navy plans to more than double the number of P-8A Poseidons destined for Whidbey Island Naval Air Station.
Sun May 12, 2013
Rehoboth Restaurant To Start Distilling Liquors
"We're doing craft spirits by hand, small batches [and] being creative," said King.
Thu May 09, 2013
Lawmakers Not Stoked About Protecting State's Pot Laws
LEGALIZE POT: Demonstrators demand the legalization of cannabis as they walk in downtown Washington, D.C., on July 4, 2009.
Williamson Daily News Online
Associated Press Eds: Updates with FAA
Furloughed air traffic controllers will soon be heading back to work, ending a week of coast-to-coast flight delays that left thousands of travelers frustrated and furious.
Wed May 08, 2013
No fee to cross Canadian border - Congress members
Members of Congress from Washington, New York, North Dakota and Michigan, from both parties, are moving to shoot down a trial balloon in which people entering the United States by land from Canada and Mexico would be forced to pay a fee.
U.S. judge awards $70,804 to anti-lookout lawyers
News about Seattle City Hall, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, Washington Governor Jay Inslee, Seattle and King County government and more A judge has told the U.S. Forest Service to pay $70,804.19 in legal fees to two lawyers who helped win a lawsuit that will force removal of the historic, rebuilt Green Mountain Lookout from the summit of a popular ... (more)
Tue May 07, 2013
Help for county's distillers: A tax break is proposed to aid small makers of spirits
Local craft liquors springing up on store shelves could get a little cheaper, and the distillers would have a better chance to survive and thrive, if a new bill is approved in Congress, proponents say.
Mon May 06, 2013
Jamie Dupree's Washington Insider: Internet sales tax bill moves to House
The Senate on Monday gave easy, bipartisan approval to a bill that would push internet retailers to collect and remit sales taxes for 45 states, but the bill's future remained unclear in the House.
The Daily Troll: WA's top schools. 'Seattle nice' meets bicycles. The next Mt. St. Helens.
Three Eastside schools are Washington state's only selections in the Newsweek/Daily Beast list of the top public high schools in the country for preparing students for college.
House members: Don't uproot historic Green Mtn. Lookout
Two U.S. House members have appealed for quick action on a bill that would head off removal of the restored, historic Green Mountain Lookout, under legal fire from an extreme green group based in Montana.
South Whidbey Record
Ceremony celebrates long awaited Langley marina project
Since work was happening over the water, no effort was made to actually break ground but a proud group of 20 or more political leaders and community boosters gathered to gloat in their success.
Sun May 05, 2013
In brief: Panel to set rules for big-truck routes - Sun, 05 May 2013 PST
The Idaho Transportation Department is creating a committee to review a new law aiming to allow more large trucks on Idaho's highways, a disputed proposal that got a lot of attention during the 2013 Legislature.
Fri May 03, 2013
Whidbey to get double the P-8As, congressman announces
Congressman Rick Larsen announced Friday that the Navy is planning to increase the number of P-8As destined for Whidbey Island Naval Air Station from 24 to 49.
Bill would reduce federal tax rate for craft distilleries
Four members of Congress from Washington have introduced a bill that would reduce the federal tax rate small distilleries pay.
Reading Eagle/Reading Times
Lawmakers apply quick fix then leave town for week off
The Issue: Congress acts swiftly to end furloughs of air traffic controllers. Our Opinion: That's fine, but there are many other things that have been impacted by sequester and need attention.