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McMorris Rodgers Fields Health Care Questions at Town Hall
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers held her first Spokane town hall since the 2016 election, taking questions on health care, the president and North Korea.
The Spokesman-Review reports the Republican congresswoman fielded over 20 questions Thursday at the event for 300 at Gonzag…
About 400 Washington ICE Detainees Launch Hunger Strike
TACOMA  (AP) — Washington immigration activists say about 400 detainees held at an ICE detention center are participating in a hunger strike.
The Seattle Times reports a Washington anti-detention group NWDC Resist rallied in front of the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma Monday to address living c…
Ag’s Dickens’ Moment; Trump’s Agenda to Congress
The leader of America’s biggest farm group says U.S. agriculture is experiencing something of a Charles Dickens moment, benefiting from what he called the “the best times” while dealing with the “worst” of times.
American Farm Bureau Federation’s Zippy Duvall says the new Trump administration and the…
Tractor Sales Beat 5-Year Average
Retail sales of tractors in the US continued to beat the 5-year average as 2016 hit the midyear mark, with smaller tractors still the sales leader, according to data from the Assn. of Equipment Manufacturers.  June U.S. retail sales of farm tractors under 40 horsepower were up 3% ...
Group Health Members OK Acquisition by Kaiser Permanente
SEATTLE (AP) — The voting members of Seattle's Group Health Cooperative have agreed to an acquisition by California health-care giant Kaiser Permanente.
The proposal needed the approval of two-thirds of Group Health's members, and it received that when results of the mail-in ballot we…

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