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Obama to require steeper emissions cuts from US power plants

NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama will impose even steeper cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants than previously expected, senior administration officials said Sunday, in what the president called the most significant step the U.S. has ever taken to fight global warming. A year after proposing unprecedented carbon dioxide limits, the...

Renderings of the proposed Rainier Square tower in downtown Seattle.

Did city cave to UW on Rainier Square development deal?

Negotiations between the University of Washington and Seattle City Hall over redeveloping Rainier Square offer a rare look at the anatomy of a deal and raises the question: Did the city leave millions in affordable-housing fees on the table?

How your U.S. lawmaker voted

WASHINGTON — Here’s how Washington state’s members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending July 31. The House is now on its summer recess until Sept. 8. The Senate meets for another week before its summer recess begins. House Civil-service job protections By a vote of 256 for and 170 against, the...

Gas tax increases by 7 cents in Washington state

OLYMPIA, Wash (AP) — The price of gas may be going down nationally, but Washington drivers — already paying above the national average — may see even higher prices at the pump following Saturday's 7-cent-per-gallon increase in the state's gas tax. The increase is the first of a two-step jump to pay for transportation projects...

With protest over, Shell prepares for Arctic Ocean drilling

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Hours after a repaired Shell icebreaker eased past protesters in Oregon to join an Arctic drilling operation, the oil giant used other vessels in its flotilla to begin excavating off the coast of Alaska in hopes of confirming the presence of billions of barrels of crude below the ocean floor. Royal...

Huckabee earned nearly $4M from speeches, publishing in 2014

DENVER (AP) — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee in 2014 earned nearly $1 million from giving speeches and nearly $3 million from a publishing company that he runs, according to financial records the Republican presidential filed Friday with federal regulators. The records show that Huckabee gave 44 paid speeches between January 2014 and last April,...