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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 7, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Rep. Larsen backs Democratic bill to raise federal minimum wage

WASHINGTON — A U.S. House bill that would raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour gained one more backer Tuesday with Rep. Rick Larsen of Everett. Larsen joined at least 155 other Democrats — including four members from Washington — who already signed on as co-sponsors of the measure, introduced last March by Rep….

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January 7, 2014 at 1:29 PM

Rep. Larsen to Dennis Rodman: Stick to basketball, not diplomacy

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen of Everett on Tuesday urged Dennis Rodman to stick to basketball and butt out of diplomacy, after the ex-NBA star suggested in an interview that a former Lynnwood resident had done something to warrant his imprisonment by North Korea. Appearing on CNN from Pyongyang, Rodman lashed out when interviewer…

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0 Comments | More in Congress | Topics: Dennis Rodman, Kenneth Bae, Rick Larsen

July 18, 2013 at 1:36 PM

Larsen’s bill would let Microsoft divulge scope of surveillance data collection

WASHINGTON — It won’t ban the kind of secret collection of emails and messages by the National Security Agency that was revealed by the spy agency’s former contractor, Edward Snowden. But a bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Everett, Thursday would lift the legal gag order on companies on how much and what type of…

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0 Comments | More in Congress, U.S. House of Representatives | Topics: Microsoft, National Security Agency, Rick Larsen

June 13, 2013 at 10:49 AM

Rep. Rick Larsen heading to Paris Air Show in Inslee’s place

UPDATED at 11:30 a.m. with information on South Carolina delegation, and at 2:20 with estimates on trip costs. WASHINGTON — The state budget stalemate in Olympia has forced Gov. Jay Inslee to cancel his upcoming trip the Paris Air show, where he was to lead a group of  four dozen private executives and public…

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