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US House moves to reverse order to aid salmon

Apr. 25, 2018 8:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House approved a bill Wednesday that would reverse a federal judge's order to spill more water from four Pacific Northwest dams to help migrating salmon reach the Pacific Ocean. The bill, approved 225-189, would prevent any changes in dam operations until 2022. It was sponsored...

Republicans criticize spill of dam water to help salmon

Apr. 15, 2018 1:43 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Republican Congress members from the Pacific Northwest are upset with a federal judge's order to spill water from four Snake River dams to help speed migrating salmon to the Pacific Ocean. They say the water could be saved for other uses and are denouncing the spill, which began April...

Ex-Saint Gleason considered for Congressional Gold Medal

Apr. 12, 2018 2:24 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal lawmakers from Louisiana and Washington have submitted legislation to award former New Orleans Saints and Washington State football player Steve Gleason the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor awarded by Congress. Sen. Bill Cassidy, a Louisiana Republican and...

Trump faceoff with China exposes GOP weakness in rural US

Apr. 6, 2018 12:46 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gary Bailey is certain China is trying to rattle Donald Trump voters with its threat to slap tariffs on soybeans and other agriculture staples grown in rural America. The wheat farmer in eastern Washington, a state that exports $4 billion a year in farm products, is also certain of...

Trump trade moves rattle Republican voters in rural America

Apr. 5, 2018 9:30 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gary Bailey is certain China is trying to rattle Donald Trump voters with its threat to slap tariffs on soybeans and other agriculture staples grown in rural America. The wheat farmer in eastern Washington, a state that exports $4 billion a year in farm products, is also certain of...

Democrats target House seat that's been red for 4 decades

Apr. 4, 2018 6:34 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Eight unknown Democrats are fighting for a spot to challenge a high-profile Republican in Washington state's reliably red 8th District. It's a familiar battle in the 8th, where voters have chosen the Republican for almost four decades since the U.S. House district's creation in 1980. But...

Editorials from around Oregon

Mar. 28, 2018 2:26 PM EDT

Selected editorials from Oregon newspapers: _____ The (Eugene) Register-Guard, March 28, on interfering in elections: Anyone who wants to see the extent to which entities from outside the United States are becoming involved in U.S. elections need look no further than Oregon's 4th Congressional District. The...

Benefits of lobbying evident for small drugmaker

Mar. 24, 2018 12:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tucked in the massive congressional budget bill is a provision that props up the price Medicare pays for a handful of medications, costing taxpayers millions at a time when the Trump administration is vowing to reduce the cost of prescription drugs. Lawmakers acted after a lobbying...

Lobbying pays off for small drugmaker in budget bill

Mar. 23, 2018 6:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tucked in the massive congressional budget bill is a provision that props up the price Medicare pays for a handful of medications, costing taxpayers millions at a time when the Trump administration is vowing to reduce the cost of prescription drugs. Lawmakers acted after a lobbying...