Politics

Washington Senate votes to oust transportation secretary

Feb 8, 2016

OLYMPIA — The state Senate on Friday rejected the gubernatorial appointment of Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson, ousting her from the job she has held since…

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Julian Assange claims total vindication with UN panel ruling

Feb 8, 2016

LONDON — A little-known United Nations human rights panel has sided with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in his long-running battle with Swedish and British authorities,…

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National parks face $12 billion backlog for maintenance work

Feb 8, 2016

WASHINGTON — The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, but the system faces a multi-billion dollar maintenance backlog that officials say…