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  • Obama visits Oso after deadly mudslide

    President Obama on Tuesday visited the town of Oso, Wash., which was hit by a devastating mudslide and assured the town's residents that the nation would do everything it could to help them recover.

  • Obama to survey deadly Washington mudslide damage

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans a brief visit near Seattle to survey damage from a recent mudslide that killed more than three dozen people. Obama will stop while en route to the Asia-Pacific region for a four-country trip that begins Wednesday in Tokyo. While in Washington...

  • Seattle businesses launch $15 minimum wage group

    As the drumbeat for a $15 an hour minimum wage in Seattle grew louder last year following the election of a Socialist City Councilmember and a new mayor, the business community remained fairly quiet.

  • Washington unemployment rate steady; state adds 6,700 jobs

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The state added an estimated 6,700 jobs in March and the unemployment rate is holding steady at 6.3 percent, according to a report released Wednesday by the state Employment Security Department. Officials said that the rate matches February's jobless numbers, which had...

  • Seattle group files measure for $15 minimum wage

    SEATTLE (AP) — A group seeking a $15 an hour minimum wage filed paperwork on Monday for a voter measure that would amend the Seattle charter, a move aiming to increase pressure on Mayor Ed Murray and the City Council to pass an increase without exemptions or delays. The group known as 15 Now...

  • Wash. AG issues new demands over hazardous waste cleanup at Hanford

    Ferguson OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Governor Jay Inslee issued new demands on Monday to the U.S. Department of Energy to ensure timely cleanup of radioactive and hazardous waste at Hanford. Ferguson and Inslee proposed revisions to a...

  • Washington AG reaches agreement with foreclosure trustee

    Ferguson SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced a consent decree on Friday with a foreclosure trustee to resolve allegations of unfair and deceptive business practices. Quality Loans Service Corp. of Washington allegedly failed to inform borrowers...

  • More mudslide victims found as state seeks new aid

    Estimated financial losses from the deadly Washington mudslide that has killed at least 24 people have reached $10 million, Gov. Jay Inslee said Monday in a letter asking the federal government for a major disaster declaration.

  • No national system to track landslide hazards

    SEATTLE — People living in the path of a deadly Washington state landslide had virtually no warning before a wall of mud, trees and other debris thundered down the mountain. Some of the homeowners didn't even know the hillside could give way at any time. Unlike the warning systems and...

  • Washington AG warns consumers about fake IRS call scam

    SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson warned consumers Wednesday about a fake Internal Revenue Service call scam sweeping the country. Ferguson As part of the scam — the largest of its kind, according to Ferguson’s office — callers impersonate...

  • Former Washington Redskin and congressional candidate Clint Didier courts Capitol Hill

    It was an interesting day for Clint Didier. The former Washington Redskins tight end and current congressional candidate — he’s running for the Washington House seat that Doc Hastings will vacate upon retirement — has been in Washington, D.C., since Tuesday, meeting with groups, sitting...

  • Biden pushes $10.10 minimum wage at D.C. restaurant that pays $3.77 an hour

    Vice President Joe Biden, the point man for boosting the minimum wage to $10.10, on Wednesday took his campaign to a Washington, D.C., landmark, the Florida Avenue Grill, which pays its workers a minimum wage to tipped employees of $3.77. That is above the federally required $2.13 hourly wage...

  • Iowa Republican Senate candidate on big spenders in DC: 'Let's make 'em squeal'

    Joni Ernst, a Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Iowa, has a new ad on making big spenders "squeal" in Washington, D.C. Ernst's ad notes that she grew up castrating hogs on a farm in Iowa, so she'll know how to "cut pork" in Washington. The 30-second video calls for cutting wasteful...

  • Washington state flood insurance premiums to rise

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — When Joley Spears bought her three-bedroom Aberdeen home just a few blocks from the Chehalis River last year, she was relieved to find something in her price range that was recently remodeled and had a fenced backyard for the kids. But while she knew she was in a flood...

  • Study: Blacks with white friends are 'less black'

    When Washington, D.C., councilman and former Mayor Marion Barry this week said that whites need to be “more open-minded” about African-American politicians, claiming “blacks are more open-minded than” whites, he was suggesting that whites can't do what blacks do -- embrace the other...



From the Weekly Standard

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    The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him...

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  • Hustle Is Overrated

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  • Kennedy’s Question

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