WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republicans in Congress searched on Thursday for a strategy to sink or at least slow President Barack Obama’s plan to normalize U.S. relations with Cuba, drawing a shrug from the White House.
Declaring it “time for polluters to pay their fair share,” Gov. Jay Inslee is proposing a sweeping new cap-and-trade system that would cut carbon emissions while generating $1 billion a year for schools, transportation projects and other programs.
PATEROS — A local recovery group announced it expects to receive $9.2 million in federal funds to help farmers, ranchers and government agencies rebuild fencing that burned in the Carlton Complex Fires.
OKANOGAN — Five months after the Carlton Complex Fires destroyed 300 homes in Okanogan County, officials say 57 people who lost one have been issued permits for new homes — including 39 single family houses and 18 manufactured homes.