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February 26, 2013 at 5:46 AM

Senate schedules confirmation hearing on Sally Jewell’s nomination as Interior Secretary

WASHINGTON — The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a confirmation hearing March 7 to consider REI Chief Executive Sally Jewell’s nomination to become the next Interior Secretary. President Obama nominated Jewell earlier this month to succeed Ken Salazar, who said he will leave the administration at the end of March and return to…

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February 8, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Friday politics: panic alarms in schools; Jewell in line of succession; women in combat

Good morning. Happy Friday to you. Responding to Newtown: What do you think of this idea? State Sen. Bruce Dammeier, R-Puyallup, wants to put panic alarms in school administrative offices in case of a threat. The alarms would be directly connected to police. State parks and the state budget: Last summer, Times reporter Javier Panzar revealed…

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