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Trump presidency leads pack of Top 10 Washington stories of 2017

WASHINGTON — A shift in the political landscape in 2017 begins with the dizzying domination of the news cycle by President Donald Trump’s Twitter account, the reckoning of sexual harassment allegations, tragic mass shootings and the stumbling governance of Republicans in Congress.

Kihuen welcomes Democratic leader’s call for ethics investigation

A House Democratic leader said Tuesday a House Ethics Committee could investigate sexual harassment allegations against Nevada Rep. Ruben Kihuen, who said he welcomed the opportunity to clear his name.

Embattled Franken resigns Senate seat, adding pressure on Kihuen

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken resigned Thursday after Democratic colleagues called on him to step down over growing allegations of sexual harassment, shifting the spotlight to other politicians like Rep. Ruben Kihuen of Nevada who face similar accusations.

House set to vote on GOP tax bill, but Senate measure faces opposition

Republicans in the House and Senate barreled ahead Wednesday on tax reform legislation amid cries from Democrats that a proposal to eliminate an Obamacare mandate would raise insurance costs and further punish middle-income families.

Dean Heller amasses nearly $4.2M to defend Senate seat

Vulnerable GOP incumbent added about $1.1 million to his coffers during the third quarter in advance of primary and general election challenges next year.

US, Mexico to share Colorado River water, shore up Lake Mead

Historic deal being signed Wednesday brings Mexico in as a full partner on managing Colorado River water and provides water-saving investments south of the border that will conserve the critical resource.

In Nevada, poor eighth-grade math scores come with asterisk

Classmates who take high school-level math course while still in middle school aren’t included in state’s results, making a bad statistic look even worse.

Senators brace for showdown vote on GOP bill to replace Obamacare

Senators are girding for a showdown vote to repeal and replace Obamacare as the White House flexed its muscle Thursday to build public pressure and sway undecided GOP lawmakers.

GOP health-care bill will cut funding to 34 states, analysis finds

A Republican bill to repeal Obamacare and redistribute federal funds in block grants would take money from 34 states — including Nevada — over the first seven years, according to an analysis released Wednesday.

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