Inslee: I’ll use my authority to impose cap on emissions


After being stymied on climate policy in the Legislature, Gov. Jay Inslee announced he’s pressing ahead with executive action to impose a cap on carbon emissions.

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Republican presidential candidate, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker sits with voters, Tuesday, July 28, 2015, during a campaign stop at Geno’s Steaks in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Scott Walker orders American on cheesesteaks, avoiding gaffe

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The governor of the nation's top cheese-producing state visited the capital of cheesesteaks on Tuesday and ordered two topped with American, skipping the customary Cheez Whiz but avoiding the blunder of a former presidential candidate who was ridiculed for wanting his with Swiss. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told Geno's Steaks owner Geno...

Pilot program to provide federal student aid to prisoners

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some federal and state prisoners could soon be eligible for federal student aid to take college courses while behind bars. The aid would come in the form of Pell grants, which are for low-income people and do not have to be repaid. The Education Department confirmed Tuesday that it would conduct a...

Seattle’s ‘upzoning’ plan seems to be sinking

As 47 people run for City Council in Tuesday’s primary election, the idea of allowing duplexes and triplexes across Seattle’s single-family neighborhoods is dying on arrival at City Hall.

2 injection wells shut down after Oklahoma quakes

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oil and gas operators shut down two wastewater injection wells in northern Oklahoma on Tuesday and reduced operations at a third after several earthquakes centered in the town of Crescent rattled the state. Stephens Production and Devon Energy each voluntarily closed one well, and Stephens reduced operations at another well by...

What lobbyists think about state lawmakers

“They all sucked,” the “outcome shows a lack of understanding about governing” — lobbyists had harsh words about lawmakers and this year’s legislative sessions.

Court orders EPA to redo air-pollution limits in 13 states

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to relax some limits it set on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and taint downwind areas with air pollution from power plants. At the same time, the court upheld the EPA's right to impose the clean-air standards, rejecting an argument...

GOP leaders plan Senate vote on Planned Parenthood aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate will vote before its August recess on a Republican effort to bar federal aid to Planned Parenthood, GOP leaders said Tuesday, as anti-abortion groups clamored for action by lawmakers. Democrats said they will strongly oppose what they called the latest Republican effort to weaken women's health care programs, but stopped...