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Updated 1 week, 4 days ago

GOP activist sees opportunities on West Side

MOSES LAKE — One of the most important things Grant County Republicans can do is to support GOP candidates runni...

Updated 1 hour, 11 minutes ago
Group files new lawsuit over Arkansas 'eye law' referendum

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Supporters of an Arkansas law to expand the procedures optometrists may perform filed a new lawsuit Friday to prevent an effort to repeal the measure from appearing on the ballot this fall.

Updated 2 hours, 36 minutes ago
Trump nominates Rep. John Ratcliffe again to be nation's top intelligence official

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump nominates Rep. John Ratcliffe again to be nation's top intelligence official.

Updated 2 hours, 36 minutes ago
Cooney names Schreiner as lieutenant governor running mate

HELENA, Mont. (AP) —

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Commissioner: Graybill qualified to run for attorney general

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Democrat Raph Graybill meets the qualifications to run for attorney general, Montana's political practices commissioner said Friday in response to a complaint filed earlier this month.

Updated 3 hours, 11 minutes ago
Former state Rep. Costello to head Agriculture Department

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker has tapped another former legislator to be director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture.

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Cyprus says Turkey deliberately sent it migrants for months

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' interior minister on Friday accused Turkey of deliberately channeling migrants for months to the ethnically-divided island's Greek Cypriot south to change the composition of its pop...

Updated 3 hours, 36 minutes ago
New science panel formed to deal with infectious diseases

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and the National Academy of Sciences have established a committee of experts on infectious diseases to build on Trump administration efforts to confront the new coronavirus threa...

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Biden hopes S Carolina win could propel him to Super Tuesday

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Joe Biden is confident that he is poised for victory in Saturday's first-in-the-South primary, just weeks after his third presidential campaign left New Hampshire badly wounded and c...

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Federal appeals court won't order former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify before Congress; dismisses case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal appeals court won't order former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify before Congress; dismisses case.

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The Latest: Siebel Newsom, governor's wife, endorses Warren

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the

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Michigan group starts ballot drive for graduated income tax

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A ballot drive launched Friday calls for replacing Michigan's flat personal income tax with a graduated system, which supporters said would cut taxes for more than 90% of residents and raise...

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FBI surveillance tools at risk amid bipartisan opposition

WASHINGTON (AP) — Surveillance authorities used by the FBI to fight terrorism are in danger of lapsing next month as both Democrats and Republicans concerned about government overreach negotiate possible reforms.

Updated 4 hours, 31 minutes ago
The big crunch: For 2020 Dems, March is key in delegate race

WASHINGTON (AP) — March is crunch time for Democratic presidential candidates, with a nominee likely to emerge over the next several weeks, if not sooner.

Updated 4 hours, 31 minutes ago
Once skeptics, conservatives out to expand Trump's base

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Four years ago, candidate Donald Trump didn’t bother attending the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, jabbing that he was too controversial for the buttoned-up, establishment R...

Updated 5 hours, 11 minutes ago
COVID-19 scare stokes worries about Nebraska tax collections

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state government could see a boost to its emergency fund over the next few months, based on new estimates released Friday, but the COVID-19 virus and a panicked stock market are temp...