(WASHINGTON) -- Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has relaxed the chamber's informal dress code, allowing lawmakers to wear whatever they want on the floor of what is sometimes called the "greatest deliberative body in the world."Until recently, male senators were required to wear suit jackets... Read More.
(SURFSIDE, Fla.) -- Federal investigators looking into the Surfside, Florida, condo collapse that killed 98 people in 2021 said Thursday the structure did not meet building codes when it was erected 42 years ago."Our preliminary analysis of the original structural design of CTS shows... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Two Senate lawmakers have unveiled bipartisan legislation to require the Supreme Court create a code of conduct amid recent controversies surrounding Justice Clarence Thomas.The high court is the only branch of government that operates without a code of conduct. Senators Angus King,... Read More.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) -- The Senate on Wednesday voted by a lopsided margin to halt much debated changes to Washington, D.C.'s, century-old criminal code, a move supported by President Joe Biden but criticized by some local activists.The Senate voted 81-14, with Georgia Democrat Raphael Warnock... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Pending changes to the century-old criminal code of Washington, D.C., are now at the center of political controversy in Congress and an ongoing debate about the capitol’s municipal sovereignty -- as local advocates say solutions require the very unity lacking in the... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The Senate intends to move forward with a vote this week to revoke much-debated changes to Washington, D.C.'s criminal code even as the city council's chairman sought Monday to withdraw the original legislation so that it could be revised and resubmitted.The latest... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- President Joe Biden, during a visit to Capitol Hill Thursday, told Senate Democrats behind closed doors that he would not veto a controversial Republican-led effort to roll back Washington, D.C.'s new progressive criminal code, a move that gives political cover to Democrats... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Senate Republicans, joined by some Democratic colleagues, may soon send legislation to President Joe Biden's desk to rescind changes to Washington, D.C.'s criminal code that were opposed by the district's mayor but overwhelmingly supported by its city council.The Senate legislation, being led... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- A gunman in Aurora, Colorado, who killed 12 people in a mass shooting at a movie theater, in 2012, legally acquired weapons and ammunition using a credit card.So did a shooter in Orlando, Florida, in 2016, who killed 49 people at... Read More.
Snohomish County PUD is encouraging customers to go paperless. Not only will customers protect their data, help the environment, and save the PUD money when they enroll in paperless billing, but for a limited time they... Read More.
MORE MUMBERSRemember the days of an operator connecting your phone call, or a designated prefix for your neighborhood’s phone number? Those days are long gone as our area’s population has grown dramatically and technology has advanced. In the 1970s and into the 1980s, fax... Read More.