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National Politics

Trump immigration waffle reflects voter confusion on issue

Dean Green supports Donald Trump partly because of the GOP presidential nominee's tough, deport-them-all stance on illegal immigration. But the 57-year-old Republican paused as he complained about U.S. immigration policy and acknowledged that deporting all 11 million people in the U.S. illegally would separate families.

National Politics

Chicago Story: Trump sends GOP donors spinning

Ron Gidwitz, Dan Webb and William Kunkler are veteran Republicans — and friends — from Chicago's political money circuit. They raised buckets of cash for Mitt Romney four years ago. This time, however, their party's nominee has sent them spinning off in three directions.

Business

Auto, technology industries clash over talking cars

Cars that wirelessly talk to each other are finally ready for the road, creating the potential to dramatically reduce traffic deaths, improve the safety of self-driving cars and someday maybe even help solve traffic jams, automakers and government officials say.

National Politics

Suddenly it's Trump sounding soft on illegal immigration

Donald Trump defeated 16 rivals in the Republican primaries by being the most anti-immigrant of them all, promising to build a giant wall on the border and deport millions. He labeled opponents like Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio as weak and amnesty-loving, and his extreme rhetoric pushed the entire immigration debate to the right.

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Secretary of HUD Julian Castro talks in Fife about youth homelessness

Castro said Congress and local governments need to give more money to organizations aiding homeless youth.
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Secretary of HUD Julian Castro talks in Fife about youth homelessness 1:35

Secretary of HUD Julian Castro talks in Fife about youth homelessness

$20 vehicle tab would pay Thurston County road and bridge projects 0:48

$20 vehicle tab would pay Thurston County road and bridge projects

Teri Hickel doorbells in her Federal Way district 2:20

Teri Hickel doorbells in her Federal Way district

Kristine Reeves of Federal Way runs for state House of Representatives 2:27

Kristine Reeves of Federal Way runs for state House of Representatives