When researching the history of King County, it gave our staff the shivers. The historical documents reveal a beautiful tribute to a beautiful man.
Immigration bill faces uncertain future in House
By Philip Elliott The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The immigration debate is shifting to the Republican-led House, where lawmakers have shown little appetite for the large-scale, comprehensive approach their Senate colleagues embraced last week.
Bangladesh trade privileges suspended over safety
By Matthew Pennington The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama announced June 27 the suspension of U.S. trade privileges for Bangladesh because of concerns over labor rights and worker safety that intensified after hundreds died there in the global garment industry’s worst accident earlier this year.
Nominee: US opposes China bullying in China sea
By Matthew Pennington The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The nominee to become the top U.S. diplomat in East Asia delivered pointed comments about China in his confirmation hearing June 20, saying there’s no place for “coercion and bullying” in the region’s seas.
Senate backs Froman as next trade representative
By Jim Abrams The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) _ Michael Froman, a senior White House economic adviser and classmate of President Barack Obama at Harvard Law School won Senate confirmation to be the next U.S. trade representative on June 19.
Immigration bill could decide 2016, senator says
By Philip Elliott The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Republicans’ hopes to reclaim the White House in the 2016 elections hinge on whether they support — or sabotage — the immigration overhaul being debated in the Senate, two lawmakers who helped write the proposal warn.
US whites fall to minority in under-5 age group
By Hope Yen The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — In a first, America’s racial and ethnic minorities now make up about half of the under-5 age group, reflecting sweeping changes by race and class among young people.
Senator: Immigration bill to pass by beginning of July
By Philip Elliott The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — A lawmaker who helped negotiate a bipartisan bill to overhaul the U.S. immigration system predicted on June 2 that comprehensive legislation would overwhelmingly pass the Senate by July 4 while House Republicans cautioned that they would write their own version, one piece at a time.
US calls for NKorea amnesty for sentenced American
By Matthew Pennington and Sam Kim The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The United States called May 3 for North Korea to grant amnesty and immediately release a Korean American sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for “hostile acts” against the state.
Obama signs expanded Violence Against Women Act
By Staff The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama signed expanded protections for domestic violence victims into law Thursday, March 7, renewing a measure credited with curbing attacks against women a year and a half after it lapsed amid partisan bickering.