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Obama's early stumbles

The errors are not serious, though the Hillary Clinton conflicts with Bill's donors could make problems at State. These blips underscore how difficult it is to shift from campaigning smartly to governing well.

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Shot down in Shanghai?

Another task Obama inherits is trying to bail out America's botched effort to have a pavilion at Shanghai's Expo 2010, the largest world's fair in history. There are reasons to hope that "yes, he can."

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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

Job cuts at JBLM

Up to 102 civil service workers at JBLM will be laid off by mid-January as part of cutbacks to military spending.

OLYMPIAN (OLYMPIA)

Puget Sound VAs may hide wait times too

New data released from a national audit reveals that 33% of schedulers in Lakewood and Seattle Veterans Affairs hospitals were told to manipulate wait times. 

NEWS TRIBUNE (TACOMA)

Another VA problem area: security

Veterans Affairs officers say there are real problems at the health care facilities.

SEATTLE TIMES

JBLM crews fight Central Washington wildfires

JBLM National Guard troops are joining the battle against wildfires in Central Washington by pouring buckets of water to quell the flames.

OLYMPIAN (OLYMPIA)

Obama gives protection to gay and transgender workers

President Obama gave protection to gay and transgender workers in the federal government on Monday.

HERALD (EVERETT)
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