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

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

A photo-essay on Ferguson

About a month after Michael Brown was shot in Ferguson, MO, the New York Times published a photo-essay on the visible "scars" left on the community. 

NEW YORK TIMES

Police shoot man armed with knife in U-District

"The extent of the man’s wounds are unknown right now, but he was placed in a patrol car, indicating he was not seriously wounded."

SEATTLE TIMES

New U.N. report on violence against children reveals striking numbers

"One in 10 girls worldwide have been forced into a sexual act," the report states. It was released by Unicef on Thursday.

NEW YORK TIMES

Using food stamps to buy pot?

According to KUOW, two welfare "clients withdrew cash at pot stores using their electronic benefits transfer cards in violation of state law" in July. 

KUOW-FM

City to pay $45k to pregnant woman shocked by police

The City of Seattle agreed to pay $45,000 to settle claims that the police used a stun gun to shock a pregnant woman who refused to sign a speeding ticket.

SEATTLEPI.COM

Sitting while black: An arrest in St. Paul

A man gets tased while waiting to pick up his kids from a nearby school. He declined to identify himself to police, something that's perfectly legal in Minnesota. 

TWIN CITIES DAILY PLANET

Washington, Seattle struggle to recover stolen wages for workers

Investigate West explores and analyzes the specific problems facing Washington workers and law enforcement in recovering stolen wages.

INVESTIGATEWEST
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