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6 hrs ago | Whidbey News-Times

Whidbey parents to be notified of No Child Left Behind failings

Within the next couple of weeks, many parents of Whidbey students will be receiving letters telling them that their elementary schools are failing them.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Rick Larsen, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Education Etc., Coupeville, WA

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

OregonLive.com

David Sarasohn: One satisfying visit from the Blue Bird

In summer, Portland steadily expands its position as one the food truck and food cart capitals of the world.

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Related Topix: Dining, Clackamas, OR, Family, Kids, Milwaukie, OR, Life, Food, Nutrition, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Opinion

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Bloomberg

How Ryan Knows a Meeting's Gone Bad: Boehner Lights Up

Paul Ryan measures tension in private meetings with House Speaker John Boehner by when the Republican leader reaches for a cigarette.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Smoking, Medicine, Health, Barack Obama, Democrat

JD Supra

Group Of Senators Weigh In On Biogenic Carbon Regulations

On August 7, 2014, a group of nine Democratic Senators led by Senator Tom Harkin sent a letter to the EPA Administrator, Gina McCarthy, on the treatment of biogenic carbon emissions from stationary sources.

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Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Tim Johnson, Ron Wyden, Maria Cantwell, Senator Al Franken

KUOW-FM Seattle

Senator Murray Focused On Countering Hobby Lobby Ruling

But in the landmark Hobby Lobby decision last June, the Supreme Court ruled that closely held corporations are exempt from the law if the owners object on religious grounds.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Bainbridge Island Review

Sen. Murray: Country can do much more to help returning veterans

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray asked a crowd of leaders on veterans issues for their help in preventing a repeat of the painful past of the country's treatment of its military members.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, us Travel, Travel, Life, Veteran Affairs, Bothell, WA

Sat Aug 16, 2014

South Whidbey Record

Whidbey schools fail to meet federal standards, spurs letter to parents

In the next couple of weeks many parents of Whidbey students will receive letters indicating their elementary schools are failing them.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Rick Larsen, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Education Etc., Coupeville, WA

Fri Aug 15, 2014

The News Tribune

Local woman to U.S. leaders: Don't abandon rescue of my people in Iraq

Her people are Yazidis, a religious minority in Iraq hiding in the cracks of a mountain, besieged by a militant army bent on their destruction.

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Related Topix: University Place, WA, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

The News Tribune

No systemic misconduct at Puget Sound VA, director says

VA Puget Sound Director Michael Murphy told reporters Friday there are no signs of systemic misconduct at the region's veterans health care facilities, despite data released in July that indicated one third of Lakewood and Seattle VA hospital schedulers surveyed in an audit falsified records about how long veterans had to wait for care.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Medicine

Packer

Visa system for H-2A working again

After worrisome delays in July, Washington growers relying on the H-2A guest worker program for fall apple harvest were relieved to find system again working at expected levels in August.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

The News Tribune

A disaster that's not bad enough

This can be awkward, asking the government for help. Gov. Jay Inslee recently asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency – FEMA – that our charred segment of Washington be declared a major disaster and therefore eligible for various forms of federal assistance.

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Related Topix: FEMA, US News, US Governors, Jay Inslee, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Maria Cantwell, US Senate, Okanogan County, WA

Sierra

Washington Military Community and the Outdoors at Islandwood

In Washington State, the population of the military community is approximately 40% of the state's total population.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Representative Derek Kilmer, August, CA, US Governors, Georgetown, CA

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Seattle Times

VA’s Northwest regional head says wait times have plunged

The Department of Veterans Affairs health-care network in the Northwest has been one of the nation's fastest growing in the last three years - and until recently had some of the longest patient wait times in the nation.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

OregonLive.com

Portland VA Medical Center says no more veterans are on its electronic wait list

Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., a member of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs, and Joanne Krumberger, director of the Portland VA Medical Center, say the center is making progress in getting veterans appointments with health care providers.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Life, Veteran Affairs, Oregon

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Daily Kos

Bernie Sanders to Chair Senate Budget Committee?

Budget Gavel Jockeying already is under way among lawmakers from both parties to lead the Senate Budget Committee in the next Congress.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Senator Bernie Sanders, Democrat

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Seattle Times

U.S. health research funding critical, NIH head tells UW meet

Dr. Chuck Murry, right, a stem-cell researcher at UW Medicine/UW School of Medicine, listens to a question from Sen. Patty Murray, back to camera, as Dr. Francis Collins, left, director of the NIH, listens during a tour at South Lake Union campus on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan

Mon Aug 11, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Delayed farmworkers could arrive in Tri-Cities soon

More than 500 foreign workers who are supposed to help with apple harvest in the Tri-City area and Yakima Valley might finally arrive later this week.

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Related Topix: Mexico, World News, Agriculture, Science, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Wenatchee, WA, Okanogan County, WA

Sun Aug 10, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Editorial: Federal Election Commission stalemate means voters lose, yet again

Yet again, the dysfunctional Federal Election Commission has deadlocked on a fundamental disclosure question involving whether politically active organizations that try to sway elections must identify their donors.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Federal Election Commission, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Norm Coleman, Arlington, VA, Democrat, US Supreme Court, Opinion

Sat Aug 09, 2014

The Florida Times-Union

Retirements fueling doctor shortage in rural America

After two years as a medical school resident for the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, Aaron Rhyner sees 14 patients a day, works 50 to 80 hours a week and earns roughly $50,000 a year.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Tacoma, WA, Health Insurance, Health, us Travel, Travel

Fri Aug 08, 2014

The Olympian

Murray makes a strong case for climate action

As chair of the Senate Budget Committee, Sen. Patty Murray is well positioned to sound the alarm about the long-term financial consequences of climate change.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Weather, Agriculture, Science

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