Sen. John Fetterman checks into hospital, cites clinical depression
U.S. Senator John Fetterman checked himself into Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Wednesday night to receive treatment for clinical depression, according to his office.
Patty Murray sworn in as President Pro Tempore of U.S. Senate, first woman to serve in role
Senator Patty Murray was sworn in by Vice President Kamala Harris and elected to serve as President Pro Tempore of the U.S. Senate, making her the first woman to serve in the role.
Maryland US Rep. Jamie Raskin announces cancer diagnosis
Maryland Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin announced Wednesday he has a “serious but curable form of cancer.”
Transcripts reveal link between Trump, Nevada fake electors
The planning was extensive, the transcripts show, and began as early as four days before the election, when state party officials began discussing whether Nevada’s Republican secretary of state would sign off on the alternate slate of electors.
DOJ reportedly investigating Trump’s conduct, conversations as part of 2020 election probe
The Department of Justice is reportedly investigating the actions and correspondence of former President Trump in its investigation of his inner circle’s alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 election.
Sen. Patty Murray announces $2 million in relief for higher education
On Wednesday, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) announced an additional $2 million in federal relief from the American Rescue Plan to support students pursuing higher education in Washington as they recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
3 Democratic Senators introduce legislation to protect reproductive health care services
On Tuesday, U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-Washington), Tina Smith (D-Minnesota) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) introduced a new bill that would provide a consistent and strong source of funding for the Title X Family Planning Program.
Washington Senator introduces bill to protect the right to contraception nationwide
The Right to Contraception Act would also protect healthcare providers who prescribe contraceptives and provide information about contraception.
AG: WA Supreme Court orders $28k sanctions in baseless election lawsuit
Attorney General (AG) Bob Ferguson announced Wednesday that his office penalized an organization and its attorney for pushing a lawsuit, claiming that hundreds of thousands of ballots in the 2020 general election were altered, without providing legitimate evidence to back it up.
Prosecutors debunk Colorado clerk's 2020 presidential election fraud claims
Prosecutors in a western Colorado county say they found no evidence of tampering in the 2020 presidential election as alleged by a clerk who has become a prominent voice among those promoting former President Donald Trump’s false claims of a stolen election.
Senate to vote next week on protecting abortion rights
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer calls the abortion rights vote "one of the most important" saying in part "it deals with one of the most difficult decisions a woman has to make in her life.”
Patti Cole-Tindall nominated to be next King County Sheriff
King County Executive Dow Constantine on Tuesday announced Patti Cole-Tindall as his nominee for sheriff.
Evidence mounts of GOP involvement in Trump election schemes
A new batch of startling evidence shows the deep involvement of some House Republicans in former President Donald Trump’s desperate attempt to stay in power.
Pence says Trump wrong in saying VP could overturn election
Former Vice President Mike Pence on Friday directly rebutted Donald Trump's false claims that Pence somehow could have overturned the results of the 2020 election, saying that the former president was simply "wrong."
Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman resigning to take federal election security job
Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman announced Tuesday that she accepted a job to serve as the Senior Election Security Lead for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)..
Biden dives into high-stakes negotiations over Build Back Better infrastructure plan
President Joe Biden appears determined to strike agreement with two wavering Democratic senators over his big $3.5 trillion government overhaul.
Draft election audit report: Joe Biden won in Maricopa County by more votes than originally tallied
The tally in the draft document showed a net gain of 360 votes for Biden over the official results.
Lawsuits claiming 2020 ballots were manipulated come to WA
Lawsuits have been filed in several western Washington counties claiming auditors used uncertified voting equipment and manipulated thousands of ballots in an unspecified statewide race last year.
Biles: FBI turned ‘blind eye’ to reports of gymnasts’ abuse
The FBI made “fundamental” errors in investigating sexual abuse allegations against former USA Gymnastics national team doctor Larry Nassar and did not treat the case with the “utmost seriousness,” the Justice Department’s inspector general said Wednesday.
Infrastructure bill 2021: What does it mean for Washington state?
The infrastructure bill passed in the Senate earlier this week and is now being considered in The House of Representatives — if it passes, Washington state would receive up to $5 billion dollars in federal aid for highway programs.