Your June 11 editorial, “Budget cuts to PNNL would set us back,” reminded me of the 1995 funding cuts at PNNL and probably within the Department of Energy. At that time PNNL had about 5,200 employees and had to begin job cutbacks.
Arlington National Cemetery, it seems, is running out of space. A bugler might need to play taps for the holiest and most visited of the nation’s military resting places sometime around mid-century if the burial ground isn’t further expanded.
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In June of last year, FBI Director James Comey discussed the actions that Hillary Clinton had taken in the handling of her emails that were not consistent with the requirements for handling classified records. He also said that she did not intend to harm the United States and that no attorney would prosecute the case. But section 793(f) of the federal penal code (Title 18). Comey mentioning no intent was misleading and may have been used to justify not prosecuting Clinton.
It transformed the airline industry and it brought international travel to the masses. So as Boeing officials acknowledge that the 747 has outlived its usefulness as a passenger plane, a eulogy seems to be in order.
Several of our grandkids recently came to our home to assist with housekeeping, mowing the lawn, and a several-hour mundane task of carrying cut limbs from 30-year-old arborvitae from the back yard to a trailer out front destined for the landfill.
Recently, my wife and I traveled into the past at the Fort Walla Walla Museum. We met Buffalo Soldiers and their horses. These men shared about their service in the Arizona desert and what it was like to wear a wool uniform shirt in the 110-degree heat. They showed us how a bullwhip worked and we heard the loud “snap” as they demonstrated how to use it.
Most people with biased abortion opinions see the pro-life agenda as an immoral objection used to suppress the freedom of the individual. This “forcing religion on others” has been battled numerous times; however, since 1973 there have been 1,074 laws enacted to limit access to abortion due to its negative effects.
The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, became law in 2010. The ACA imposed a number of mandates affecting individuals, employers, and health insurance companies. For example, under Obamacare individuals and families must buy approved health insurance or pay a penalty.
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to consider whether gerrymandering — the process in which one political party uses its power to draw odd-shaped congressional or legislative boundaries to give it an advantage at the next election — is unconstitutional.
Joe Fain, a Republican state senator from King County, breaks down how Washington's veto process differs from Congress and the historical fate of bills that have come up against the governor's red pen.
Vetoes and how the Legislature can override them
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