Vancouver Officer Shot During Traffic Stop

Posted by Jeremy Scott on July 1, 2014
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VANCOUVER — Police from all over Southwest Washington swarmed Northeast Vancouver when a call of “Officer Down” came over their radios late Monday morning.  They couldn’t get there fast enough.  Luckily, there were a few witnesses to help the wounded officer.

Officer Dustin Goudschaal, who patrols on a motorcycle, was pulling over a truck with stolen plates at Northeast 162nd Avenue …

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Obama: I’ll Act On My Own On Immigration

Posted by Associated Press on June 30, 2014
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WASHINGTON – In the face of an unyielding Congress, President Barack Obama said Monday he will no longer wait for Republicans to act on immigration and will move on his own to make policy changes in what has been a top second-term priority of his presidency.

Obama said he will refocus immigration enforcement onto a Mexican border that has …

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Supreme Court: Fed Can’t Make Employers Cover Contraception

Posted by Associated Press on June 30, 2014
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WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court says corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.

The justices’ 5-4 decision Monday is the first time that the high court has ruled that profit-seeking businesses can hold religious views under federal law. And it means the Obama administration must …

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George Takei and Macklemore Show for Seattle’s Pride Parade

Posted by Associated Press on June 30, 2014
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SEATTLE (AP) – Thousands of people gathered in downtown Seattle on Sunday for the city’s 40th annual Pride Parade.

This year’s theme – “Generations of Pride”- honors civil rights battles in the city that elected its first openly gay mayor last November.

Actor George Takei, who played in the “Star Trek” TV show and movies and is now an activist for gay …

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Obama Picks Ex-P&G Head to Lead Veterans Affairs

Posted by Associated Press on June 29, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is selecting former Procter and Gamble executive Robert McDonald as his choice to be secretary of Veterans Affairs.

McDonald, 61, is a native of Gary, Ind., who grew up in Chicago. He was at the helm of Proctor and Gamble from July 2009 to July 2013.

If confirmed by the …

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