State recommends Hanford budget strategy as cleanup falls 25 years behind

Environmental cleanup work at Hanford is 25 years behind schedule and more delays need to be avoided, according to the Washington Department of Ecology.

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Acting state auditor wastes no time firing Kelley associate

As indicted state Auditor Troy Kelley took his leave on Monday to fight federal charges, stand-in Jan Jutte also released legal guidance the Auditor’s Office received on how an elected statewide official could step away from his job.

How your U.S. lawmaker voted

WASHINGTON — Here’s how the state’s members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending May 1. House 2016 veterans budget The House on April 30 voted, 255-163, to appropriate $68.7 billion for the Department of Veterans Affairs in fiscal 2016, plus tens of billions of dollars in entitlement spending for veterans in...

U.S., Canada unveil rules to boost oil train safety

Rail tank cars that are used to transport most crude oil and many other flammable liquids will have to be built to stronger standards to reduce the risk of catastrophic train crash and fire under a series of new rules unveiled Friday by U.S. and Canadian transportation officials.