US Senate http://kplu.org en U.S. Senate approves rapid response to fish-killing virus http://kplu.org/post/us-senate-approves-rapid-response-fish-killing-virus <p>Alarm over a potentially deadly salmon virus has reached the halls of Congress. The U.S. Senate has approved an amendment that calls for a rapid federal response. Last week, scientists in British Columbia announced they&#39;ve found the fish-killing virus in wild Pacific Salmon for the first time.</p><p>It&#39;s the second virus suspected in salmon deaths to be discovered this year.</p><p> Mon, 24 Oct 2011 21:45:32 +0000 Colin Fogarty & Robin Cedar 2978 at http://kplu.org U.S. Senate approves rapid response to fish-killing virus Senator Patty Murray to chair Committee on Veterans Affairs http://kplu.org/post/senator-patty-murray-chair-committee-veterans-affairs <p>Washington's Senior US Senator, Patty Murray, has become the first woman ever appointed as chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee.</p><p><a href="http://www.theolympian.com/2011/01/27/1522115/patty-murray-to-head-veterans.html">Murray replaces Democratic Sen. Daniel Akaka</a> of Hawaii as the new committee chair.&nbsp; According to <span class="creditline">Rob Hotakainen, Staff </span><span class="creditline">writer at the Olympian, </span>Akaka is an 86-year-old veteran of World War II and has headed the committee for the last four years.</p> Fri, 28 Jan 2011 01:06:22 +0000 KPLU News Staff & Bellamy Pailthorp 662 at http://kplu.org Senator Patty Murray to chair Committee on Veterans Affairs