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New Report Debunks Washington's Dam-Building Program

Over the past ten years the Washington Department of Ecology Office of the Columbia River (OCR) has spent $200 million financed by taxpayer-backed bonds in an attempt to build more dams and increase water supplies in eastern Washington.   704 more words

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Alabama Democrats mull comeback bids in statewide offices

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Republicans hold all statewide offices in Alabama, but some prominent Democrats believe it’s time to attempt a comeback.

Former Alabama Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb, one of the last Democrats to win statewide office in Alabama, said she is considering a run for governor in 2018. 80 more words


Senate and House: Phone Numbers

So, it turns out the best way to get the attention of our representatives isn’t email, or Facebook… but the good old telephone… (they are a bunch of old people after all). 69 more words


Politicians, pundits slam Trump for Lewis comments

President-elect Donald Trump was swiftly condemned for his series of early-morning tweets Saturday maligning the Atlanta district that Rep. John Lewis represents as a “crime infested” area that is “falling apart.” 594 more words


John Lewis: Donald Trump not 'a legitimate president'

U.S. Rep. John Lewis had strong words Friday on the coming inauguration of Donald Trump as president.

Appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press with Chuck Todd,” the Georgia Democrat was asked if he plans to forge a relationship with Trump.  308 more words


Johnny Isakson 'disappointed’ by John Lewis’ stand against Jeff Sessions

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., said he was “disappointed” in Democrats, including Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., who testified against Senate colleague Jeff Sessions during his attorney general confirmation hearings earlier this week. 1,007 more words


JLSD Human Trafficking Awareness Rally

The Human Trafficking epidemic in America is stealing both our children’s innocence, and the livelihood of adults, and we cannot back down. The FBI estimates that over 100,000 children and young women are trafficked in America today. 183 more words