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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
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Maria E. Cantwell (born October 13, 1958) is the junior United States Senator from the state of Washington and is a member of the Democratic Party.

Previously she served in the Washington House of Representatives, and then in the United States House of Representatives from Washington's 1st congressional district between 1992 and 1994, after which she worked as an executive for RealNetworks. She is Washington's second female senator, serving with Patty Murray.

Cantwell was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was raised in a predominantly Irish-American neighborhood on the south side of Indianapolis. Her father, Paul F. Cantwell, served as county commissioner, city councilman, state legislator, and Chief of Staff for U.S. Representative Andrew Jacobs, Jr. Her mother, Rose M., was an administrative assistant.

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