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IRS offers extension to Washington mudslide victims, relief workers

IRS offers extension to Washington mudslide victims, relief workers

WASHINGTON, April 4 (UPI) -- The Internal Revenue Service on Friday offered victims of the Washington mudslide a six-month extension to file their returns and pay any taxes due.
Ananth Baliga
Senate Democrats to pull all-nighter on climate change

Senate Democrats to pull all-nighter on climate change

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- A group of more than two dozen Senate Democrats plan to take, after final votes Monday night, an all-night "talkathon" on climate change.
Gabrielle Levy
Two members of Congress want Washington Redskins to change name

Two members of Congress want Washington Redskins to change name

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Two members of Congress Monday asked the National Football League to take a position supporting a name change for the Washington Redskins.
U.S. lawmakers write letter to NFL urging change of Washington Redskins name

U.S. lawmakers write letter to NFL urging change of Washington Redskins name

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Sen. Maria Cantwell and Rep. Tom Cole write a letter to the NFL warning about the offensive Washington Redskins nickname.
Evan Bleier
Inslee: Temp bridge might sub for collapsed I-5 bridge

Inslee: Temp bridge might sub for collapsed I-5 bridge

MOUNT VERNON, Wash., May 24 (UPI) -- Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said a temporary bridge might carry traffic over the Skagit River until a permanent fix can be arranged for the collapsed I-5 bridge.

Huerta: Dreamliner decision 'very soon'

WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- U.S. aviation official Michael Huerta said in Washington Tuesday he expects a decision soon on letting Boeing's grounded 787 Dreamliner back into service.
McConnell stiff-arms Obama, Senate Dems

McConnell stiff-arms Obama, Senate Dems

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- After Democrats increased their U.S. Senate majority Tuesday, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell challenged the president to "move to the political center."

Dems to push anti-domestic violence bill

WASHINGTON, March 15 (UPI) -- Female Democrats in the U.S. Senate said they will push for quick action to extend the Violence Against Women Act while Republicans say the timing is suspect.

Wash. Rep. Inslee leaving Congress

SEATTLE, March 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., announced Saturday he is leaving Congress to concentrate full time on running for governor of Washington.
U.S.: Canada hid salmon virus for 10 years

U.S.: Canada hid salmon virus for 10 years

SEATTLE, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. officials have expressed annoyance an 8-year-old Canadian scientific report on a deadly West Coast salmon virus wasn't shared or published.

Senate extends debate on reform bill

WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Democrats failed Wednesday to end debate and move to a vote on financial regulation reform legislation a leading Democrat said lacks "key reforms."

Crude oil prices drop Thursday

NEW YORK, May 15 (UPI) -- Crude oil prices receded Thursday on the New York Mercantile Exchange after the U.S. Senate passed a bill to limit speculative energy purchases.

Filmmakers arrested in Nigeria back home

SEATTLE, April 21 (UPI) -- A film crew from Seattle that was arrested in Nigeria has returned to the U.S. Pacific Northwest.

Seattle film crew released in Nigeria

ABUJA, Nigeria, April 17 (UPI) -- A film crew from Seattle that was arrested in Nigeria has been released to the U.S. Embassy, a spokeswoman for the film project said.

Analysis: Sens. extend renewable tax break

THE DALLES, Ore., April 11 (UPI) -- The Senate extended tax credits for renewable energy yesterday, prolonging the economic incentives the renewable industry currently receives.
ROSALIE WESTENSKOW, UPI Correspondent

U.S. Senate aide arrested: Underage sex

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- A U.S. Senate aide in Washington has been arrested for allegedly soliciting sex from what he thought was a 13-year-old boy in an FBI sting operation.

Democrats blame Big Oil for gas prices

WASHINGTON, May 11 (UPI) -- Congressional Democrats are taking aim at big oil companies as U.S. gasoline prices near a record average $3.05 a gallon.

Senate headed for record number of women

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Washington could see a record number of women in the U.S. Senate come January if the latest polls hold true.

Democrats wants price-gouging ban

WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., says Congress should pass an anti-price-gouging law by Memorial Day to help consumers deal with spiraling energy costs.

Cantwell seeks U.S. energy independence

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., said Saturday the recent hurricanes highlighted the need for the United States to work toward energy independence.

Former Safeco head seeks Senate seat

SEATTLE, July 19 (UPI) -- The newly resigned head of Safeco, a Seattle property and casualty insurance firm, plans to run for the seat of U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.

Supporters fight for low-power FM radio

WASHINGTON, June 16 (UPI) -- In the era of media consolidation, low-power radio stations are fighting for the chance to stay small.
RENEE WILLIAMS

Meth addicts top list of identity thieves

TACOMA, Wash., June 2 (UPI) -- Pierce County, Wash., police have found a 90-percent correlation between identity-theft cases and methamphetamine users.

Gorton seeks DOJ probe into Wash. vote

SEATTLE, April 7 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Sen. Slade Gorton, R-Wash., joined the fray in his state's election controversy, calling for a criminal probe of the ballot count in King County.

Group urges changes to class-action bill

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- A civil rights coalition urged the Senate Friday to exempt civil rights and labor disputes from pending legislation to curtail class action suits. The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights released a letter signed by 67 civil rights and labor groups askin
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