Politics

Senate to reopen despite risks as House eyes ‘hybrid’ return

The Senate will gavel in Monday as the coronavirus rages while the top House Republican is… Continue reading

  • May 4, 2020

McConnell open to state aid in next virus relief package

Shifting tone, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday he is “open” to considering additional funds for… Continue reading

Trump: Postal Service must charge Amazon more or no loan

President Donald Trump won’t approve a $10 billion loan for the U.S. Postal Service… Continue reading

Trump signs immigration order featuring numerous exemptions

Experts: Edict will merely delay the issuance of green cards for a minority of immigrants

Senate approves $483B virus aid deal, sends it to House

A $483 billion coronavirus aid package flew through the Senate on Tuesday after Congress… Continue reading

Clallam PUD appointee decides against running in November

A Clallam County Public Utility District commissioner position became a wide open seat for the Nov. 3 general election after appointee David… Continue reading

COVID-19 changes ways candidates file for office

Online applications on county government websites encouraged

Sanders backs Biden as ex-rivals join forces to beat Trump

Backing comes less than a week after Sanders ended his presidential campaign

  • Apr 13, 2020

Heck joins crowded field for lieutenant governor

SEATTLE— U.S. Rep. Denny Heck said Thursday he is running for Washington lieutenant governor following last month’s surprise announcement by incumbent Cyrus Habib that he… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2020

Trump administration to release final rule on mileage rollback

President Donald Trump is poised to roll back ambitious Obama-era vehicle mileage standards… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2020

How will we vote? Outbreak revives debate on mail-in ballots

As the coronavirus pandemic knocks primary election after primary election off schedule,… Continue reading

Washington state House, Senate pass major bills

State requires sex ed, takes gun safety measures, bans free plastic bags

EYE ON CONGRESS: Senate takes on coronavirus economic aid

The Senate will take up bills on coronavirus economic aid and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act this week, and the House is tentatively… Continue reading

Biden declared winner over Sanders in Washington state

Former Vice President Joe Biden was declared winner over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in Washington’s vote-by-mail Democratic presidential primary as additional results were… Continue reading

GOP county leader running for legislative seat

SEQUIM— A Clallam County Republican Party leader from Sequim, who was chairing the county party when it sanctioned then-Republican Mike Chapman, is running against Chapman… Continue reading

Legislation would make feminine hygiene products tax-free

Senate Bill 5147 heads to the governor’s desk

  • Mar 13, 2020

Protesters urge governor to veto sex education legislation

Opponents of the law ignore warnings to avoid crowds amid COVID-19 outbreak

  • Mar 13, 2020

Biden takes lead in Clallam Democratic primary

Former vice president also ahead statewide

Bernie Sanders leads Joe Biden in Jefferson County

Former VP likely to earn Democratic nomination