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December 11, 2014 at 10:11 AM

Congress passes Alpine Lakes Wilderness — sooner or later

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate voted Thursday to move ahead with the 2015 defense policy bill containing a host of public-lands measures, bringing the expansion of Alpine Lakes Wilderness near Seattle within hours of final passage in Congress. However, retiring Sen. Tom Coburn is vowing to run out the clock with additional 30 hours of debate allowed…


Comments | More in Politics Northwest | Topics: Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Rep. Dave Reichert, Sen. Patty Murray

September 25, 2014 at 7:30 AM

Reichert’s Democratic challenger blasts lack of debates

In all likelihood, U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert faces an easy path to reelection this fall. The 8th Congressional District was remapped into safer territory for the Auburn Republican in the latest round of redistricting in 2012, and Reichert took 62.5 percent of the vote in the August primary. But does that mean he should get…


Comments | More in 2014 elections, Congress | Topics: Jason Ritchie, Newt Gingrich, Rep. Dave Reichert

June 4, 2013 at 3:51 PM

McDermott apologizes, then scolds groups targeted by IRS

WASHINGTON — First came the apology, then the scolding. That was U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott’s attempt to steer a congressional hearing Tuesday over the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups to what he considers the central issue — whether taxpayers ought to subsidize organizations that might have political agendas. The Seattle liberal told six witnesses from…


Comments | More in U.S. House of Representatives | Topics: IRS, Rep. Dave Reichert, Rep. Jim McDermott

September 6, 2012 at 12:36 PM

King County Sheriff’s candidate receives major endorsements this week

King County Sheriff candidateJohn Urquhart King County Sheriff candidate John Urquhart has captured the support of his longtime former boss, U.S Rep. Dave Reichert. The Republican congressman who served as King County Sheriff from 1997-2004, called Urquhart, in a statement, ” a leader of rock-solid principles and integrity.” “John knows and deeply cares about our community and those who are serving…


Comments | More in homepage, Politics Northwest | Topics: John Urquhart, king county sheriff steve strachan, Rep. Dave Reichert

June 28, 2012 at 11:13 AM

Applause mixes with worries about what happens next on health care

Reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act continues to roll in from Washington, D.C.,  Seattle and Olympia.  Rounds of applause mix with worries about the mandate as a euphemism for a new tax. Here is a sample of the many comments we received: Washington Democratic Sen. Patty Murray, obviously thrilled with the…


Comments | More in Governor, Politics Northwest, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate | Topics: Affordable Care Act, Gov. Chris Gregoire, Rep. Dave Reichert