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As Part of Tradition, Congresswoman Marie Gluesenkamp Perez Receives 'The Chick' Painting

Last week, as part of longstanding bipartisan Washington congressional delegation tradition, Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez received “The Chick” from Rep. Marilyn Strickland. “I’m honored to join such a collaborative and spirited delegation and I’m equally honored to have this gimlet-eyed monstrosity to hang in my office,” said Rep. Gluesenkamp Perez. “The Chick '' was first presented to Rep. Joel Pritchard in 1972 as a gift for his office. He didn’t like the painting, but he hung it on the wall in his office. Then, he re-gifted it to Rep. Norman Dicks in 1976, who re-gifted it to Rep. Mike Lowry in 1979, and so on.  Now, “The Chick” is passed on to each new member of the delegation with each member’s signature on the back. 

In Focus: Polar Plunge Raises Money for Lewis County Special Olympics

Saturday was a great morning to plunge into Mayfield Lake for a good cause for dozens of area residents. The 2023 Special Olympics Polar Plunge was again hosted by the Lewis County Icicle Brigade. State Rep. Peter Abbarno and members of the Centralia Police Department led what has become an annual January tradition. All proceeds support Special Olympians in Lewis County. There’s still time to donate: https://impact.sowa.org/fundraiser/4310402.

Columbian Newspaper

Ex-Twitter execs to testify on block of Hunter Biden story
Author: FARNOUSH AMIRI, Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A sixth Memphis Police Department officer has been disciplined for his involvement in the brutal beating and arrest of Tyre Nichols, a department spokeswoman said Monday.

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Massachusetts abortion hotline now offers free legal advice
Author: MARK PRATT, , Associated Press,

Massachusetts launched a hotline Monday offering free legal advice to people seeking abortions in the state, as well as their health care providers and helpers — joining several other states in a move spurred by the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade last summer, which has led to increasingly restrictive abortion laws in other states.

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For Trump, Georgia election case just one of many legal woes
Author: The Associated Press,

An investigation in Georgia on efforts by Donald Trump and his allies to overturn his 2020 election defeat is one of a number of cases that pose legal problems for the former president.

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Portland Business News

PBJ Interview: Bill Schonely's favorite Blazer season
Author: Andy Giegerich
The beloved broadcaster, who died Jan. 20, recalled one of the NBA's greatest teams in a 2016 interview.
Angela Dowling to depart Cambia/Regence for Kaiser Permanente in Washington
Author: Elizabeth Hayes
Kaiser Permanente provides both care and coverage to 660,000 members in Washington.
WNBA Commissioner to visit Portland as an expansion is ‘actively considered’
Author: Demi Lawrence
Cathy Engelbert will meet with officials from Oregon universities and the Thorns and Trail Blazers.

NYT Politics

For Gabby Giffords, Progress on Gun Safety Is ‘Inch by Inch’
Author: Sheryl Gay Stolberg
A 2011 mass shooting left Gabrielle Giffords, then a Democratic congresswoman, partly paralyzed and unable to speak fluently. She has since built a powerful advocacy group.

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