Columbian Newspaper

179th Street project is in House budget
Author: William Seekamp

Funding for the long-awaited 179th Street interchange on Interstate 5 may not be in the proposed state Senate transportation budget for 2023-25, but it is in the House of Representatives’ version, contrary to previous reports.


Climate, coups risk African goals for peace
Author: EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS — The goal of silencing the guns in Africa this decade is being challenged by climate change, terrorism, coups and the continent’s history, the head of the African Union initiative told the U.N. Security Council on Thursday.


Cleanup begins after fiery Minnesota ethanol derailment
Author: JOSH FUNK, Associated Press

Crews have started removing contaminated soil and damaged railcars left behind by Thursday’s fiery derailment in southwest Minnesota.


Fetterman leaves Walter Reed with depression ‘in remission’
Author: MARC LEVY, Associated Press,

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Sen. John Fetterman has left Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after six weeks of inpatient treatment for clinical depression, with plans to return to the Senate when the chamber resumes session in mid-April, his office said Friday.


Theater group sues to block Tennessee’s new anti-drag law
Author: KIMBERLEE KRUESI, Associated Press,

An LGBTQ+ theater company is suing to try to block Tennessee’s first-in-the-nation law that placed strict limits on drag shows, saying it violates the First Amendment.


Seattle Times Politics

Federal judge allows deportation flights to resume at Boeing Field
Author: David Gutman

King County's move to block the flights violated the terms of a 1948 deal between the county and the federal government, the court ruled.

Portland Business News

Restaurant Roundup: James Beard Awards; Goodbye wine greats; N. Portland taproom
Author: Christopher Bjorke
The week brought news of openings, closings and other happenings in Portland food and drink.

NYT Politics

Agency Apologizes After Jan. 6 Panel Upload Exposes Personal Data
Author: Luke Broadwater
The Government Publishing Office sent letters to about 1,900 White House visitors from late in the Trump administration whose Social Security numbers were erroneously posted.
Senator John Fetterman Checks Out of Hospital After Depression Treatment
Author: Annie Karni
In a statement, he announced his departure from Walter Reed Military Medical Center and urged those suffering from mental health challenges to seek help as he did.
Trump Prepares to Surrender in New York as Police Brace for Protests
Author: James C. McKinley Jr. and Jonah E. Bromwich
The former president is expected to answer charges with the Secret Service in tow before a judge in the often grimy and ill-lit criminal courthouse in Lower Manhattan on Tuesday.