| Jul 13, 2014
| 5:20 AM
WASHINGTON In the topsy-turvy world of marijuana politics, conservative Republican Rep. Doc Hastings of Washington state is the unlikely hero of the moment, lauded for trying to protect medical pot users from federal arrest.
In Florida, liberal...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 12:48 PM
SACRAMENTO -- When it comes to California's drought, Gov. Jerry Brown has a message for Republicans in Washington, D.C. -- thanks but no thanks.
The governor, in a letter sent Monday, said a proposal from House Republicans to alleviate the situation...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 5:12 PM
Right-wing and tea-party groups already have House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) on their enemies list, thanks to his stance on last year's bipartisan budget agreement. One can only wonder what will happen to the rest of the House GOP leadership now...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 11:19 AM
WASHINGTON — President Obama on Tuesday, using his executive authority to bypass Congress, added about 1,665 acres of "spectacular" Mendocino County coastline to the California Coastal National Monument.
It is the first onshore addition to the...
| Oct 4, 2013
Even before the embers from the Rim fire had stopped smoldering, the House of Representatives was using the catastrophic forest fire as an excuse to pass a harmful logging bill.
HR 1526, the so-called Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 9:40 AM
WASHINGTON — Even as a deal was in the works to end the federal government shutdown, bickering continued Wednesday morning -- over the closing of national parks.
House Republicans accused the National Park Service of barricading open-air monuments...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 11:07 AM
Former Democratic Congressman Jay Inslee and state Attorney General Rob McKenna won the top two spots in Washington's gubernatorial primary election Tuesday and will face off in November in what is expected to be one of the closest races for governor in...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 10:43 PM
Snohomish County Councilman John Koster said Thursday he plans to call Democrat Suzan DelBene on Friday to concede the race for the congressional seat in the redrawn 1st District that runs from Redmond north to the Canadian border.
As of 10:26 p.m....
| Jan 9, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced Monday a final decision to impose a 20-year ban on new mining claims on 1 million acres surrounding the Grand Canyon....
| Feb 15, 2012
| 9:39 PM
Oil drilling: A measure that would allow new oil drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts and open Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to energy exploration is headed for a vote in the Republican-controlled House. It is expected to be...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 8:39 AM
A year and a half after the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the administrator of BP’s $20-billion restitution fund told Congress Thursday that he has has paid out about $5.5 billion to more than 213,000 victims of the nation’s worst offshore...