Washington state suing Trump over immigration order

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 09:55

SEATTLE — Washington state’s attorney general said Monday he is suing President Donald Trump over an executive order that suspended immigration from seven countries with majority-Muslim populations and sparked nationwide protests.

AP Fact Check: New Trump salvo on voter fraud lacks evidence

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 12:09

AUSTIN, Texas — President Donald Trump on Friday pressed his widely debunked claims of massive voter fraud by encouraging the work of a Texas man who has offered no evidence to support his claim that millions of people illegally voted in the 2016 election.

Hawaii bill would classify homelessness as medical condition

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 12:59

HONOLULU — As an emergency room doctor, Hawaii Sen. Josh Green sees homeless patients suffering from diabetes, mental health problems and an array of medical issues that are more difficult to manage when they are homeless or do not have permanent housing.

Trump moves to ‘build that wall’ with Mexico, curb refugees

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 14:52

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump moved aggressively to tighten the nation’s immigration controls Wednesday, signing executive actions to jumpstart construction of his promised U.S.-Mexico border wall and cut federal grants for immigrant-protecting “sanctuary cities.” As early as Thursday, he is expected to pause the flow of all refugees to the U.S. and indefinitely bar those fleeing war-torn Syria.

Actress Mary Tyler Moore is dead at age 80, publicist says

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 12:37

NEW YORK — Mary Tyler Moore, the star of TV’s beloved “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” whose comic realism helped revolutionize the depiction of women on the small screen, died Wednesday, said her publicist, Mara Buxbaum. She was 80.

Downturn in energy production hits budgets in Alaska, five states

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 07:30

Six of the country’s major energy-producing states have slipped into recession after a sharp decline in production and exploration over the last 18 months caused their tax revenue to plummet and job growth to stagnate, according to a financial analysis released Tuesday.

Trump’s EPA freeze might cost Alaska millions in funding

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 07:25

President Donald Trump’s move to freeze grants from the Environmental Protection Agency could cost the state of Alaska tens of millions of dollars and endanger programs that provide clean drinking water in rural Alaska, budget experts and the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation said Tuesday.

Trump acts to advance Keystone XL, Dakota Access pipelines

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 12:33

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump moved swiftly Tuesday to advance the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, signing executive actions to aggressively overhaul America’s energy policy and deal a sharp blow to Barack Obama’s legacy on climate change.

Trump admin orders EPA contract freeze and media blackout

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 11:26

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has instituted what it described as a temporary media blackout at the Environmental Protection Agency and barred staff from awarding any new contracts or grants.

A Cascades ski patrol has been rescuing people since 1970s

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 08:19

SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. — Dylan Currie knows what it’s like to get into trouble in the backcountry.


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