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January 28, 2014 at 8:11 AM

What your congressperson is (publicly) betting on the Super Bowl

Washington state’s congressional delegation on Monday submitted a strong entry into this year’s political Super Bowl betting sweepstakes, announcing a mass wager with Colorado’s delegation. That means all members of Congress representing Washington and Colorado — 17 in all; 10 from Washington and seven from Colorado — are offering to give something to the other side…

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0 Comments | More in Congress, Politics Northwest, State government, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate | Topics: Adam Smith, Cathy McMorris Rogers, Dave Reichert

January 23, 2013 at 3:50 PM

Pritchard’s ‘chick pic’ gets passed to DelBene, then Kilmer — with Heck awaiting

WASHINGTON — One ugly painting. Three recipients. A congressional tradition observed by members of Washington’s delegation took an unusual turn this year when a painting of a just-hatched chick was passed to┬áthe state’s newest member of Congress — and rotated among the state’s three House freshmen. U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler of Camas, who…

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0 Comments | More in 2014 elections, homepage, Politics Northwest, U.S. House of Representatives | Topics: denny heck, Derek Kilmer, Joel Pritchard

January 9, 2013 at 6:19 AM

Wednesday politics: gun control, gun buyback, Congress v. cockroaches

Good morning. Happy New Year, all. Guns, guns, guns: The voices are growing louder. Tuesday, a group of Seattle mayors — one present and a few former — the King County executive and some local businesses joined forces to announce a gun buyback program aimed at offering a small reward for guns people…

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0 Comments | More in homepage, Live chats, Politics Northwest, U.S. House of Representatives | Topics: Congress, denny heck, gun buyback