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2 hrs ago | Kenmore Reporter
The city of Kenmore is receiving $440,000 from the United States Army Corps of Engineers to conduct maintenance dredging of the city's navigation channel.
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3 hrs ago | Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph
If the climate talkathon is anything like Secretary of State John Kerry's remarkable speech in Jakarta, this could prove an event worth staying up for.
9 hrs ago | Forbes.com
If you have the same very low expectations that many observers, commentators, analysts and pundits have about what's going to happen the rest of this year on the federal budget, you won't be surprised by this: Nothing, and I really mean nothing, is going to happen before the start of fiscal 2015 on October 1. Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman ... (more)
The Oregon Department of Transportation announced Friday it is closing the I-5 bridge project's offices, issuing cease-work orders to its many contractors and shutting the project down entirely by May 31. The end comes after more than a decade of work and nearly $190 million worth of planning, engineering, financial and traffic forecasting and ... (more)
Mary Kamandala, originally from Sudan, lower left, with five of her six children , Winnie, Charles, Lucia, Dollar and Anna, at a school playground in Tacoma.
Twenty-eight members of the U.S. Senate plan to take to the floor Monday and talk through the night about multiple perils of climate change and the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that are warning the Eart.
The Defense Department has outlined several possibilities for overhauling retirement benefits for military personnel, which could provide more cash up front to service members but limit overall compensation.
Sen. Rob Portman says President Barack Obama's proposed 2015 budget, released Tuesday, does nothing to help the economy.
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Despite the uproar over reductions to defense funding, less than 1 percent of the Pentagon's beefy $550 billion budget will be cut this year.
Washington is pushing the panic button, claiming austerity is hollowing out our armed forces and our national security is at risk.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released its Work Plan for Fiscal Year 2014 and it includes good news for North Lake Washington.
One point of contention is that the budget he proposed will reduce the army to its smallest size since 1940.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, joined at right by Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., talks to reporters after a divided Senate derailed Democratic legislation providing $21 billion for medical, education and job-training benefits for the nation's veterans, as the bill fell victim to election-year disputes ... (more)
Hailed in some corners as a rare example of political compromise, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, known as the Ryan-Murray agreement, could also be the near-term fiscal solution that integrators are looking for.