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2 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald
Elected officials representing Whatcom County and Bellingham supported the U.S. Department of Transportation's proposal for improving the safety of trains carrying crude oil, with destinations that include Cherry Point.
6 hrs ago | The Stranger
Today the National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for the fire-torn region in Eastern Washington, which is currently dealing with the largest fire in state history .
10 hrs ago | NWCN.com
Spurred by a boom in oil-carrying trains and several recent tragic accidents, the Obama administration proposed stricter rules Wednesday for rail cars that transport flammable fuels, including ethanol.
14 hrs ago | Naval Affairs
My inquiry concerns compensation for exposure to contaminated drinking water at Camp LeJeune .
Airfare is getting more expensive. The Transportation Security Administration is raising security fees.
Firefighters were making progress Tuesday in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control, with wetter weather bringing some relief but also raising concerns about flash flooding.
Senators considering the nomination of former corporate executive Robert McDonald to take over the Department of Veterans Affairs Tuesday had little to say about him, but plenty to say about the failings of the bureaucracy he would be expected to fix.
The letter, sent Tuesday, was also signed by Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden of Oregon, Tom Udall of New Mexico, Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, Diane Feinstein and Barbara Boxer of California, Mark Udall and Michael Bennet of Colorado; and Jon Tester and John Walsh of Montana.
"I don't think it'll be particularly sexy," says Republican Sen. Richard M. Burr of North Carolina about this afternoon's confirmation hearing on Robert McDonald to be secretary of Veterans Affairs, according to CQ Roll Call's Connor O'Brien.
Senate Democrats are working to make sure women have access to contraceptives no matter what.
At a White House ceremony today, President Barack Obama will sign into law the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act , a bipartisan, bicameral deal to improve the nation's workforce development system, co-authored by Sen. Patty Murray and seven of her colleagues, Republicans and Democrats from the House and Senate.
WASHINGTON_Congress is hardly a bastion of diversity. The Senate is 93 percent white.
In its July budget report to Congress, the White House's Office of Management and Budget praised President Obama for presiding over the "most rapid sustained deficit reduction since World War II."
Perhaps it's wishful thinking to have believed otherwise, but it looks like the fiscal 2015 appropriations process is already dead.
Two U.S. lawmakers from Washington are pushing bills that would pay for the remodeling of the last of six outdated elementary school at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
The ambitious push by Congress and its veteran affairs committees to swiftly solve a health care waittime crisis for tens of thousands of veterans by granting access to private sector care appears to have run hard aground.
Airline passenger security fees charged by the Transportation Security Administration are increasing because of the congressional budget deal passed in December.
Updated: Wed Jul 23, 2014 05:57 pm
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