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January 9, 2014 at 8:58 AM

Murray, Cantwell place friendly wager on Seahawks

Seahawks mania has hit the Capitol with Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell placing a “friendly wager” of oysters and beer with Sen. Mary L. Landrieu, D-La. If the New Orleans Saints win Saturday’s National Football Conference divisional playoff game, Murray and Cantwell will be delivering oysters from Taylor Shellfish Farms and Pike Place Ale to Landrieu’s office, according to a…


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May 1, 2013 at 9:42 PM

U.S. Rep. Herrera Beutler says she’s expecting a baby

The Columbian U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler made a big personal announcement Wednesday morning: She and her husband are expecting their first child. The 34-year-old Camas Republican is due at the beginning of October. “This fall, there will be yet another person in Southwest Washington who will — for their entire adult life — get to explain:…


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March 10, 2012 at 10:59 AM

Jay Inslee to leave Congress to focus on gubernatorial race

U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee announced Saturday he will leave Congress to focus full-time on his campaign for governor. The seven-term Democrat made the announcement during a news  conference Saturday at his campaign headquarters in Seattle. “I am excited about focusing full-time on talking about my job-creation agenda and building a new economy for Washington state,” Inslee said. “We have a great…


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