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US Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey is resigning following his corruption conviction

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez is resigning from office Aug. 20 following his conviction for taking bribes for corrupt acts.
4 hours ago
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Luke Duecy

What Biden’s withdrawal from the presidential race means for Washington

The news is out that President Joe Biden has stepped out of the race but we asked experts, how will Biden's withdrawal impact Washington?
23 hours ago
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Associated Press

Harris wins Pelosi endorsement, delegates and claims fundraising record with $81M haul

Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi, who initially had been one of the notable holdouts, endorsed Kamala Harris Monday.
1 day ago
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MyNorthwest and KIRO Newsradio staff

‘Bring it on:’ Washington officials react to Biden dropping out of the race

Washington officials have reacted to President Joe Biden dropping out of the 2024 presidential election.
2 days ago
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Democrats promise ‘orderly process’ to replace Biden, where Harris is favored but questions remain

As President Joe Biden ends his reelection bid and endorses Vice President Kamala Harris, Democrats must navigate an unprecedented shift.
2 days ago
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Biden drops out of 2024 race after disastrous debate inflamed age concerns. VP Harris gets his nod

Biden dropped out of the 2024 race for the White House on Sunday, ending his bid for reelection following a disastrous debate with Trump.
2 days ago
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Bill Kaczaraba

City of Seattle oversight leads to tens of thousands getting $10 checks

A curious turn of events unfolded in Seattle as over 44,000 car owners and businesses began receiving unexpected $10 checks.
4 days ago
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STEVE PEOPLES, JONATHAN J. COOPER and JILL COLVIN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Trump: ‘The discord and division in our society must be healed’

Donald Trump accepted the GOP presidential nomination on Thursday at the Republican National Convention and said the country must 'heal.'
5 days ago
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Bill Kaczaraba

August Primary ballots heading to your mailbox starting Friday

County elections offices will mail ballots by Friday and open official ballot drop boxes for the more than 4.8 million registered voters.
5 days ago
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Bill Kaczaraba

UW: How media, AI, political views played roles in post-Trump shooting analysis

After the assassination attempt on Trump, the UW studied how people converged online to make sense of available information.
6 days ago
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Julia Dallas

Seattle council votes to crack down on street racing; adds fines, classifies as reckless driving

The Seattle City Council passed a bill that adds fines to illegal street racing and classifies the crime as reckless driving.
7 days ago
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Guilty: U.S. Senator Bob Menendez convicted on all counts

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez was convicted on Tuesday on all counts at his corruption trial including accepting bribes of gold and cash.
7 days ago
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Frank Sumrall

Ferguson leads Reichert by single digits in new governor poll

Among 564 surveyed voters, 42% they would vote for Ferguson compared to 33% saying they’d vote for Reichert -- if the primary was today.
7 days ago
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Rep. Walsh speaks for Washington as cheering GOP delegates nominate Trump for president

Cheering GOP delegates formally nominated Donald Trump for president at Monday's Republican National Convention kickoff.
8 days ago
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Trump picks Sen. JD Vance of Ohio, a once-fierce critic turned loyal ally, as his GOP running mate

Donald Trump named Sen. JD Vance of Ohio as his running mate, choosing a onetime critic who became a loyal ally.
8 days ago
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Ayanna Alexander, The Associated Press

What to know about Trump assassination attempt and the investigation into the shooting

Authorities want to know how a shooter was able to get on top of a roof so close to where former President Donald Trump was speaking and open fire.
8 days ago
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In primetime address, Biden says country must not go down road of political violence

President Joe Biden says “we can’t, we must not go down” the road of political violence in America after the attempted Trump assassination.
9 days ago
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MyNorthwest Staff

‘It’s absolutely unacceptable:’ Washington officials react to Trump rally shooting

Washington officials have reacted to a shooting that broke out at a rally for former President Donald Trump on Saturday.
10 days ago
A homeless addict holds pieces of fentanyl. Use of the powerful synthetic opioid that is cheap to p...
Bill Kaczaraba

‘Crime tax’ in Snohomish County is on the November ballot

A "crime tax" in Snohomish County will be on the ballot in November. It would add 0,2% in sales tax for residents.
11 days ago
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Biden says during news conference he’s going to ‘complete the job’ despite calls to bow out

Biden used his highly anticipated news conference to deliver a defense of his policies and batted away questions about his ability to serve.
12 days ago
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Charlie Harger and Bill Kaczaraba, MyNorthwest

WA Congressman Adam Smith: ‘Impossible’ for President Biden to win re-election

Washington Congressman Adam Smith, a Democrat, is ramping up his calls on President Biden to drop out of the race.
12 days ago
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Charlie Harger

Who will be Trump’s VP pick? Washington State GOP Chairman shares insights ahead of RNC

As the Republican National Convention prepares to kick off on Monday, speculation swirls over Trump's VP pick for the 2024 election.
13 days ago
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Sam Campbell and Steve Coogan

Key Washington Democrat says Biden should exit the 2024 election race

Washington Democratic U.S. Rep. Adam Smith called for President Joe Biden to drop out of the 2004 presidential election Monday.
14 days ago
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Steve Coogan

Seattle passes $1.55B transportation levy funded by taxpayers; voters to get final say

The Seattle City Council approved a transportation levy on to voters during their meeting Tuesday afternoon.
14 days ago