Thursday May 16
B Reactor park bill passes Senate committee
Senators on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee left the floor of the Senate briefly this afternoon and approved the bill to create a new Manhattan Project National Historical Park, according to Sen.
Wed May 15, 2013
Congress should close spectator loophole in animal-fighting laws
Despite reforms to tighten prohibitions against animal fighting, a glaring federal law loophole remains: Attendance at an animal fight must be made a federal crime.
The Las Vegas Sun
New secretary lays out agenda on Native Americans
New Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is prepared to detail how she will move forward on issues affecting Native Americans and Alaska Natives.
Mon May 13, 2013
Gas prices up 22 cents in a week
The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Washington is $3.91. That's up 22 cents in a week and it's 33 cents higher than the national average.
Sat May 11, 2013
Seattle Gay News
LGBT protections proposed for federal immigration bill
Leahy amendments would be first official exception to DOMA by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer Senate Judiciary Committee chair Patrick Leahy introduced two amendments to the 'Gang of Eight' immigration bill on May 7, providing protections for binational same-sex couples.
FAA to fund Felts Field - Sat, 11 May 2013 PST
Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. The air traffic control tower at Felts Field will not be closed by budget cuts but will remain open through September, the U.S. Department of Transportation said Friday.
Fri May 10, 2013
Cantwell Announces: FAA Will Keep Air Traffic Control Towers Open
NBCRightNow.com The Federal Aviation Administrations says it will stop its plans to close 149 air traffic contract towers in June, including five in Washington State.
DOT Nominee Expected to Sail to Easy Confirmation
Charlotte Mayor and potential Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx were on Capitol Hill May 9, making the rounds to meet with Senate Commerce Committee members, including Chairman Jay Rockefeller and Sens.
While there is a lot of fun to be had on the job, the bulk of what we do is make the most of boring situations.
Thu May 09, 2013
Senate passes Marketplace Fairness Act
Yesterday's 69-27 vote in the U.S. Senate to pass the Marketplace Fairness Act is an exciting step toward a national solution to the competitive disadvantage that brick-and-mortar businesses face in the online-retail environment [" Internet sales-tax bill backed by Amazon passes Senate ," Business, May 7]. The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber is a ... (more)
Tue May 07, 2013
Editorial: Online-sales tax a matter of retail fairness
THE apparent enthusiasm in the U.S. Senate for the Marketplace Fairness Act, which passed on Monday 67-27, obscures the difficulty of getting a meaningful tax-reform bill through a gridlocked Congress.
The Journal of Commerce Online
Port of Seattle Appoints Beckett as Deputy CEO
Beckett will be primarily responsible for port infrastructure development and internal operations.
Mon May 06, 2013
Indian-American woman running for US city council - Indiatalkies.com
New York, May 7: An Indian-American woman is running for a city council in the US state of Washington, according to a media report.
Online sales tax gets blessing from Amazon
Yet Amazon's change of heart was hardly that dramatic. Amazon executives have said they decided more than a decade ago it made sense for Congress to circumvent a pair of longstanding Supreme Court rulings that protected retailers from having to tack sales taxes on purchases in states where they lack stores or other legal physical presence, called ... (more)
Fri May 03, 2013
US Senate Coalition Urges Congress to Keep Renton Airport Tower Open
U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell joined a bipartisan coalition of 41 senators in urging the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration to use the flexibility provided by legislation passed last week to stop the planned closure of 149 contract towers - including five in Washington state.
Thu May 02, 2013
The Navajo Times
Shelly to feds: keep your promises
Shelly was one of 85 tribal leaders to testify during a two-day hearing hosted by the House Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies.
Wed May 01, 2013
Cantwell Leads Effort To Invest In Key Program To Fight Crime
U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell and Charles E. Grassley led a bipartisan coalition of 48 senators in support of continued investment in a crucial tool for Washington state law enforcement in their efforts to address crime, drug trafficking and gangs.
Editorial: Open Cuba would help Northwest trade thrive - Wed, 01 May 2013 PST
For a trade-dependent state, that's infinitesimal. Even at its peak in 2007, when cherry shipments lifted the sales total to $427,000, Cuba was a niche market.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
Cantwell leads bipartisan group to support critical crime-fighting program
U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell led a bipartisan letter signed by 39 Senators encouraging appropriators to continue to provide robust funding in fiscal year 2012 for a critical crime-fighting program.
Fri Apr 26, 2013