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Meta fined $24.7M for campaign finance disclosure violations
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Meta fined $24.7M for campaign finance disclosure violations

SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state judge on Wednesday fined Facebook parent company Meta nearly $25 million for repeatedly and intentionally violating campaign finance disclosure law, in what is believed to be the largest campaign finance penalty in U.S. history. The penalty issued by King County Superior Court Judge Douglass North was the maximum allowed...

EPA awarding nearly $1 billion to schools for electric buses
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EPA awarding nearly $1 billion to schools for electric buses

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 400 school districts spanning all 50 states and Washington, D.C., along with several tribes and U.S. territories, are receiving roughly $1 billion in grants to purchase about 2,500 “clean” school buses under a new federal program. The Biden administration is making the grants available as part of a wider effort to...

Belief in Antibiotics for Appendicitis Tied to Fewer Surgeries
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Belief in Antibiotics for Appendicitis Tied to Fewer Surgeries

Patients who were more confident that antibiotics could treat appendicitis appeared less likely to undergo surgery for this condition than those who expressed more reservations about this approach, according to a further analysis of data from a landmark trial on this question. David R. Flum, MD, MPH, of the University of Washington, and colleagues delved...

Democrats scramble to avert shock Senate loss in Washington state
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Democrats scramble to avert shock Senate loss in Washington state

The national political environment currently favors Republicans in the midterms, and the fact that Democrats are spending to shore up an incumbent in a solidly blue state is not a good sign for them. “It doesn’t surprise me that this race has tightened,” said Alex Glass, a Democratic strategist based in the state who noted...

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Washington holds breath as Thorns and Current collide in NWSL final | NWSL

Welcome to Moving the Goalposts, the Guardian’s free women’s football newsletter. Here’s an extract from this week’s edition. To receive the full version once a week, just pop your email in below: Old meets new on Saturday evening at Washington DC’s Audi Field, which hosts the NWSL Championship final between the two-time champions Portland Thorns...

Tyson will pay $10.5M to settle Washington poultry price-fixing suit
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Tyson will pay $10.5M to settle Washington poultry price-fixing suit

Tyson will pay $10.5 million to settle a class action lawsuit that says the company, among 18 others, drove up prices of poultry products in Washington state since at least 2008, Seattle Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Monday. The total amount of settlement payments from companies named in the lawsuit now totals $11.7 million. The 16...

Post Politics Now: It's debate night in Pennsylvania, with Fetterman and Oz set to square off – The Washington Post
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Post Politics Now: It's debate night in Pennsylvania, with Fetterman and Oz set to square off – The Washington Post

Post Politics Now: It’s debate night in Pennsylvania, with Fetterman and Oz set to square off  The Washington Post Pennsylvania Senate candidates John Fetterman and Mehmet Oz set to debate Tuesday  CBS News The Hill’s Morning Report — Political heavyweights take ’22 down to the wire  The Hill Oz-Fetterman debate discourse shows our ‘discomfort’ with disability  The Philadelphia Inquirer...