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Stories with person: Patty Murray
  • President signs bill protecting Wash. landmark 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:43 am
  • SEATTLE - Members of Washington's congressional delegation say President Obama has signed legislation protecting the popular Green Mountain Lookout in the Glacier Peak Wilderness.

  • House passes Ryan budget with big cuts 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:25 pm
  • WASHINGTON - House Republicans rallied behind a slashing budget blueprint on Thursday, passing a non-binding but politically imposing measure that promises a balanced federal ledger in 10 years with sweeping budget cuts and termination of health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

  • Orcas Island residents try to stop deportation 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 4:00 pm
  • SEATTLE - People on Orcas Island are uniting around the sole operator of a small family-run sawmill there, saying his scheduled deportation to Mexico this month could force that business closed and harm the region's economy.

  • GOP blocks Senate bill curbing gender pay gap 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 4:56 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Republicans blocked a Senate bill Wednesday aimed at narrowing the pay gap between men and women, an election-year ritual that Democrats hope will help spur women to back them in this fall's congressional elections.

  • GOP lawmakers balk when spending cuts turn real 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 4:05 pm
  • WASHINGTON - When House Republicans pass Rep. Paul Ryan's budget for a fourth year in a row this week, they'll go on record again in favor of big spending cuts across a wide swath of programs, including Medicaid, food and farm aid and eliminating subsidies for Amtrak and airline flights to small cities.

  • How Washington mudslide victims are getting help 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 8:58 am
  • OLYMPIA, Washington - As the search continues for survivors of a deadly mudslide in Washington state, the first steps in helping those affected have already begun.