Washington lawmakers will soon get clearer guidance on when it’s appropriate to accept free meals from lobbyists.
The state’s Legislative Ethics Board on Tuesday wrapped up a months-long review of lobbyist-paid meals. The move followed our investigation earlier this year into lawmakers who regularly dine out at lobbyist expense.
The vaccine isn't approved for general use in the United States, though it is available in Europe, Australia and Canada. But the meningitis strain that hit the New Jersey campus isn't fazed by the vaccines typically used in the U.S. The Food and Drug Administration is allowing a Novartis vaccine that's usually sold in other countries to be administered on the Princeton campus.
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The latest flare-up came between centrist Democrats at the Third Way think tank and liberals who view Sen.
As we reported on Monday, it follows a similar move by police against a protester camp near City Hall.
The protests began late last month after President Vik
Congressional negotiators reached a modest budget agreement Tuesday to restore about $63 billion in automatic spending cuts from programs ranging from parks to the Pentagon, with votes expected in both houses in the next several days.
Officials said the increases would be offset by a variety of spending reductions and increased fees elsewhere in the budget totaling about $85 billion over a decade, leaving enough for a largely symbolic cut of more than $20 billion in the nation's $17 trillion debt.
"The day that I pulled up to this building, I thought it was condemned," Thompson says.
The structure, built in 1898, was sagging and leaky and missing entire window panes. Inside, students were underperforming academically.
And then, there were the rats. Thompson and his two children didn't even finish unpacking his office before they discovered that problem.
"They were in here 10 minutes, and I hear this big crash," he says. "My daughter ...
"We have located the people. They have been taken to the hospital. They are alive and well." Pershing County Undersheriff Thomas Bjerke said Tuesday.
Sochi, Russia, which is hosting the Olympics, is a resort town on the relatively warm Black Sea. There are beaches and palm trees.
But the drugs also make it more likely that a person will be short on vitamin B-12.
A free program developed by the University of Washington helps curb teen drinking and violence, according to new research.
The “Communities That Care” program takes a one-size-doesn’t-fit-all approach in tackling these problems.
Marijuana business license applications keep rolling in in Washington.
The state Liquor Control Board says it has received 1,696 applications from people seeking permission to grow, process or sell cannabis under the new recreational marijuana law.
Each year, I swear I will never do this again.
And yet, for the third year in a row, I am preparing to host a day-long Lord of the Rings movie marathon – and cooking up a seven-course hobbit-themed feast, plus dessert, to serve my guests.
As time runs out for Washington state to make its case to Boeing that it should build its next 777 wide-body jet here, the state’s Congressional delegation is weighing in with a letter to the company’s top executives.
The lawmakers touted their support and advocacy for important issues to Boeing and their pro-aerospace voting record.
“We are the aerospace industry’s strongest allies and loudest advocates in Congress,” the letter said.
Most of us would do the same. But not everyone is capable of stopping.