More than 100 homes were lost in one Washington State wildfire. Across much of the West – especially the Pacific Northwest – this year’s fire season is worse than usual.
The Washington lieutenant governor and Oregon governor have declared states of emergency. Congress is beginning to mull legislation that could help deal with wildfires.
Some states may have created a way for heterosexual couples to avoid the marriage tax penalty, writes Howard Gleckman. How can domestic partnerships lead toward the federal marriage tax penalty?