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A new study finds that many education grants are only successful while in effect. (Photo credit should read JEFF PACHOUD/AFP/Getty Images)

Agreement On New US Education Law Would Aid Washington State

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray says she has reached an agreement with her Republican counterpart on the Senate education committee to fix the federal No Child Left Behind education law.

CBS Seattle–04/07/2015

Grasslands In California (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

$372.5M In Federal Funds Awarded To Conservation Projects

Projects designed to cut down on fertilizer runoff, expand bird nesting areas and restore native grasslands are among those selected for funding under a new initiative that encourages conservation partnerships between government and private organizations.

01/14/2015

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Incumbent McMorris Rodgers Wins 5th District Bid

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has won her re-election bid in eastern Washington’s large 5th Congressional District

CBS Seattle–11/04/2014

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Aide: GM CEO Meets Lawmakers; Probe Near End

General Motors CEO Mary Barra has told Washington lawmakers that GM could simultaneously release an internal investigation into a deadly ignition switch problem and its plan to compensate victims.

05/22/2014

Suzan DelBene (photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Ex-Microsoft Engineer To Challenge DelBene

A former Microsoft engineer has announced he’s challenging former Microsoft executive Rep. Suzan DelBene for her seat in Congress.

CBS Seattle–02/27/2014

(photo credit: KareKAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images )

Entire Wash. Delegation Votes To Reopen Gov’t

Mike Baker, Associated Press

CBS Seattle–10/17/2013

File photo of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. (credit: MEHDI TAAMALLAH/AFP/Getty Images)

10 American Billionaires’ Net Worth Will Exceed Cash On Hand For Gov’t If Debt Ceiling Not Raised

Ten of America’s billionaires net worth would be more than the cash the U.S. has on hand if Congress cannot reach a resolution to raise the debt ceiling.

10/16/2013

File photo of coins. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Lawmaker Introducing Bill To Prevent Minting Of Trillion-Dollar Coins

There is no plan to mint trillion-dollar coins to pay the federal government’s debt, and Congressman Greg Walden wants to keep it that way.

01/07/2013

Capitol Hill

Opinion: New Beginnings

This New Year ushers in a new Congress and a large Freshman class. Here’s hoping that new faces create needed change on the Hill.

01/04/2013

Peter King

Opinion: A Terrible End To A Terrible Congress

Congress refused to vote for relief for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. The first Republican President famously said “a house divided against itself cannot stand.” The same holds true for the Republican Party today.

01/04/2013

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