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Trump insists hacking had ‘absolutely no effect’ on election as US intelligence report is released

Intelligence officials briefed congressional leaders Friday morning on the completed classified report.

  • Jan 6th, 2017

Clintons will attend Donald Trump’s inauguration

Hillary Clinton’s attendance, in particular, will be an important symbol about the peaceful transfer of power in America.

  • Jan 3rd, 2017

Navy dolphins’ mission: Help locate rare vaquita porpoises

For an international group of scientists determined to save the species from near-certain extinction, it represents a final hope.

  • Jan 3rd, 2017

Republican House members ditch plan to overhaul ethics office

Lawmakers met in a basement caucus room and scrapped their plans.

  • Jan 3rd, 2017

Online shopping makes it easier for consumers, but returns are still a hassle

E-commerce shoppers say returns are almost never straightforward.

  • Dec 28th, 2016

Report: 8 years of Obama vacations cost $85 million

Obama has taken less vacation time than his Republican predecessor.

  • Dec 28th, 2016

With Trump on horizon, Obama rushes to block oil drilling in parts of Atlantic, Arctic

Obama invoked a seldom-used provision in a 1953 law.

  • Dec 20th, 2016

Cantwell troubled by Trump questionnaire; DOE won’t name names

DOE will not provide any individual names to the transition team.

  • Dec 14th, 2016

Judge rejects request by 2 Washington state electors in anti-Trump effort

The ruling was another blow to the movement of “Hamilton Electors.”

  • Dec 14th, 2016

Final Wisconsin recount tally strengthens Trump’s victory

The results effectively ended the recount efforts of Green Party presidential hopeful Jill Stein.

  • Dec 12th, 2016

Clinton won as many votes as Obama in 2012 — just not in the states where she needed them most

Clinton’s huge majority in California was also part of her key weakness — a base of support too concentrated in the big, urban areas of the northeast and the West Coast.

  • Dec 9th, 2016

Former Olympia musician Joey Casio among Oakland fire victims

Another man with local ties also died in the blaze.

  • Dec 9th, 2016

Obama orders full review of Russian hacking during election

Officials said the cyberattacks were the first known attempt to try to interfere with a U.S. election.

  • Dec 9th, 2016

Trump looks to McMorris Rodgers to run Interior Department

McMorris Rodgers, the highest ranking Republican woman in the House, would take over a 70,000-person agency that manages hundreds of millions of acres of federal lands.

  • Dec 9th, 2016

Dakota Access pipeline project comes to a halt

The decision came after months of protests by thousands of self-proclaimed “water protectors.”

  • Dec 5th, 2016

Get gonzo: Hunter S. Thompson’s widow is cloning pot strains he smoked

Can it be done? Hash is a product of cannabis and can be reverse-engineered to grow a plant.

  • Dec 4th, 2016

Trump’s pick as Defense chief gets high marks from his Tri-City neighbors

Gen. James Mattis, retired, is equally known for his common touch at home in the Tri-Cities.

  • Dec 4th, 2016

Sarah Palin said to be mulled by Trump for VA secretary

ABC News said both a Palin aide and the Trump transition team confirmed she’s under consideration.

  • Nov 30th, 2016

Cathy McMorris Rodgers may be up for interior post in Trump’s cabinet

The Eastern Washington Republican, who just won her sixth term in Congress, is getting a “hard look” for the job.

  • Nov 30th, 2016

Trudeau OKs expanding Trans Mountain oil pipeline to B.C.; foes vow to fight

The project is opposed by many environmental groups, First Nations and tribes on both sides of the border.

  • Nov 30th, 2016