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Murray, Hastings call for action on Columbia River Treaty
U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Pasco, chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, leads a Congressional field hearing about the Columbia River Treaty at Pasco City Hall in this Dec. 9 file photo.
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Thu Apr 17, 2014
Russian professor pressured to resign after U.S. trip
Oleg Kluenkov and Lyudmila Romodina of the Russian LGBT advocacy group Rakurs in D.C. on Nov. 8, 2013.
The Washington Post
What would a Mitch McConnell-led Senate look like?
It's no secret that Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell don't like one another.
Provide caregivers with the help they need
There are many programs within the VA Healthcare System to help our veterans with basic health care needs or more serious health problems.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Why Many People are Wrong about Executive Pay and the Corporate Tax Code
We recently outlined a bill introduced by Senator Patty Murray , which would expand the EITC and pay for it in part by further limiting the deduction for executive compensation.
Tacoma Teacher Wins Milken Educator Award
Ecstatic students swarmed Nathan Gibbs-Bowling seconds after he heard Senator Patty Murray announce that he is the 2013-14 Milken Educator Award winner for the state of Washington.
Journal of the San Juans
Tug-of-war over Navy jet noise aired in D.C.
As the Navy moves toward preparing an environmental impact statement to justify its continued training and testing of a growing fleet of jet aircraft at two airfields on Whidbey Island, San Juan and Lopez islanders living within easy earshot of NAS Whidbey are raising their voices to express concerns about their quality of life .
President signs bill protecting Wash. landmark
Members of Washington's congressional delegation say President Obama has signed legislation protecting the popular Green Mountain Lookout in the Glacier Peak Wilderness.
New FAA rules stopping Mt. SAC students from getting jobs as air traffic controllers
Veteran Chris Schneider worked as an air traffic controller in the Air Force. He went back to school and earned a degree in aviation science from Mt.
Murray visits Walla Walla VA facility
The Walla Walla VA Medical Center went from being scheduled for closure to opening a $71.4 million outpatient clinic in less than a decade.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Sen. Patty Murray Cuts Ribbon at Walla Walla VA Outpatient Clinic
Since being scheduled for closure in 2004, Senator Patty Murray, veterans and other community leaders have been working to save the Walla Walla VA Outpatient Clinic.
U.S. highway construction fund could run dry by late August -DOT
The main source of federal funds for U.S. highway construction and repair will run dry by the end of August unless Congress acts to replenish it or bolster its fuel-tax funding mechanism, the Department of Transportation said on Tuesday.
The News Tribune
Lincoln High teacher Nathan Gibbs-Bowling named one of America's top teachers
U.S. Sen. Patty Murray delivered the surprise announcement in front of an all-school assembly Tuesday morning at Lincoln High School: Nathan Gibbs-Bowling was named one of the nation's top teachers, receiving a $25,000 Milken Educator Award.
The News Tribune
Military caregivers getting assistance as awareness of their struggle grows
Facing homelessness, Pam Busenius gave her Iraq War veteran husband an ultimatum: Call the Department of Veterans Affairs and get help for post-traumatic stress disorder, or Pam would take their two kids and leave him.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Tri-Cities Airport gets $6 million federal grant
The Federal Aviation Administration grant will help the port pay for a $43.7 million project to double the size of the Tri-Cities Airport terminal.
Congress Fiddles While Bridges Crumble
It isn't news that congressional Democrats and Republicans have agreed to spend the time between now and the November elections messaging, rather than legislating.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
National Public Radio
Outdated Tax Code Gives Some Working Spouses A Bad Deal
Women today are nearly half the workforce, and two-income couples are the norm. But the U.S. tax code? It's straight out of Ozzie and Harriet .
Editorial: Feds must quickly fix oil-by-rail regulations - Sun, 13 Apr 2014 PST
U.S. Secretary of Energy Anthony Foxx testified last week that efforts to assure the safe transport of oil by rail are making progress.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
Rand Paul: Ryan's 10-Year-Budget Plan Fudges Numbers
Sen. Rand Paul says he won't vote for Rep. Paul Ryan's budget plan that passed with a divided vote in the House earlier this week, as it includes "a little bit of fudging on the numbers" to reach a balanced budget within the next decade.
Food stamps: Washington sidesteps farm bill cuts; U.S. House passes budget with proposed cuts
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says the state will also avoid food stamp cuts included in the February farm bill.