Trump threatening to declare emergency at US southern border…
President Trump addressed the nation last night in a primetime appearance, saying he has the right to declare an national emergency to build a wall on the southern border of the United States if Congress cannot come to an agreement to stop the government shutdown and fund the border wall. Click here for the full story. Click here for the full story.
Inslee traveling to Nevada while mulling options to run for president
While Washington Governor Jay Inslee has not declared he will run for president, he is planning on a political trip to Nevada on Saturday and he continues to mull options. Inslee will give a keynote address at the annual summit of a progressive group called Battle Brown Progress on the campus of the College of Southern Nevada’s North Las Vegas campus. Click here for the full story.
Seattle braces for historic traffic squeeze
The historic Alaska Way Viaduct will be closed for good on Friday, causing perhaps one of the most painful traffic periods in history for Seattle. A new four-lane tunnel has been created to replace it but won’t open for another three weeks as workers re-align the highway into it along with other construction projects. It will be the longest major highway closure the Puget Sound area has seen. Click here for full story.
Washington lawmaker proposes bill to pay college athletes
Auburn state rep. Drew Stokesbary proposed a bill that would allow schools in the state to pay athletes for services provided. Click here for the full story.