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October 29, 2013 at 9:22 AM

Flags at half-staff for Tom Foley memorial service

WASHINGTON — All U.S. flags are flying at half-staff Tuesday as the Capitol prepares for a memorial service for former House Speaker Tom Foley. President Obama ordered the flags lowered Monday in honor of the Spokane Democrat, who died Oct. 18 at 84 from complications from strokes. Obama is scheduled to headline a list of dignitaries who…

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Comments | More in Congress, U.S. House of Representatives | Topics: Bill Clinton, jim mcdermott, memorial service

May 7, 2013 at 3:14 PM

Norm Dicks takes job with law and lobbying firm

When Norm Dicks announced his surprise retirement after 36 years in Congress last year, the Bremerton Democrat said he was ready to “change gears and enjoy life at a different pace.” But that doesn’t mean Dicks is done with Washington, D.C.┬áHe’s taking a job as senior policy counsel with Van Ness Feldman, a…

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Comments | More in homepage, U.S. House of Representatives | Topics: lobbying, Norm Dicks, Van Ness Feldman