USDA issues statement outlining functions if government shutdown occurs

The United States Department of Agriculture released a statement today outlining what changes will occur for the department if there is a lapse in federal funding. The release follows the impending government shutdown, with a midnight deadline on Friday, Dec. 21 when certain federal funding is set to expire.

Race for Washington's 5th Congressional District heating up

The race for Washington's 5th Congressional District is heating up. As of Wednesday evening, the Spokane County Elections Office announced that incumbent Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a republican, had 44.25 percent of the vote while Lisa Brown, a democrat had 50.93 percent of the vote.