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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

Washington DC plans to make it easier for convicts to find jobs

The Washington city council passed legislation last summer to make it easier for people convicted of crimes to find employment.

NEW YORK TIMES

Michigan to ban Tesla sales

Governor of Michigan Rick Snyder signed a law yesterday banning manufacturers from direct sales of their automobiles. 

THE VERGE

Enumclaw keeps dog breed specific restrictions

"The City Council voted on Monday to keep a 24-year-old ban on pit bulls in place."

KING-TV

Court strikes down voter ID laws

Voter ID laws in Wisconsin and Texas were overturned by the Supreme Court Thursday evening.

NEW YORK TIMES

Amanda Knox Essay in Seattle Met

Amanda Knox, the University of Washington graduate accused of murder in Italy, talks about what it's like to be wrongfully accused.

SEATTLE METROPOLITAN

Man fatally shot in Denny Triangle

"A 24-year-old man was fatally shot in a gunfight early Saturday in Seattle’s Denny Triangle."

SEATTLE TIMES

Navy is routinely looking at computers across entire states, court says

An appeals court overturned a child pornography conviction that grew out of the practice.

SEATTLE TIMES

Spokane deputy prosecutor resigns under investigation

The prosecutor, who made $83,000 a year, was linked to a convicted felon by thousands of text messages and a bikini photo. Federal authorities are still looking into her activities.

SPOKANE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW

What happened in the U District last week?

Seattle Police detective Patrick Michaud discusses last week's run-in with a violent individual in the U-district -- as well as how police officers can use non-lethal force during such confrontations. 

MY NORTHWEST

Police vow to crack down on Capitol Hill crime

"Surrounded by Capitol Hill business owners, residents and activists frustrated by a recent spike in crime, Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole on Friday promised they will see an increased police presence starting this weekend."

SEATTLE TIMES
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