Federal

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.

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.

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JBLM may cut 16,000 soldiers

A new army report released Thursday outlines potential cuts at Joint Base Lewis-McChord that could result in a worst-case scenario of 16,000 fewer soldiers and a $17.4 million loss in tax income for Pierce and Thurston Counties.

OLYMPIAN (OLYMPIA)

Obama sends 300 military advisers to Iraq

President Obama announced today he is shipping 300 military advisers to Iraq to help the government in its battle against insurgents. Although the advisers aren’t combat troops, CNN analysts say it could be the first step towards broader military engagement.

 

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