Four of the top 5 metro areas that saw the biggest jump in poverty from 2010-2016 are in the western United States. The most recent ALICE report for Pierce County found a total of 42 percent of households living at the poverty level.
California Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez adjourned a floor session in the memory of Army Green Beret Captain Joseph Schultz who was killed over the Memorial Day weekend May 29, 2011, while on duty in the Wardak Province of Afghanistan.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced a new policy on the national anthem during a press conference Wednesday. Players are not required to be on the field for the anthem, but will be fined if they are on the field and not standing for the anthem.