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Law and Justice
Gov. Chris Gregoire says she told legal community members she wasn't interested in possible vetting for the Supreme Court, even though the White House was ready to welcome her name. But she isn't flatly ruling out the possibility of being nominated as solicitor general.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
The first reaction to the lawsuit against the federal health care act by Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna and other Republican AGs was that they had no chance of winning. Now, some experts suggest the arguments have at least some chance of swaying the U.S. Supreme Court.READ MORE 14 COMMENTS
New York edginess, the cool of the outsider, and bankers' sons help depict these new figures on the world's stage.READ MORE 3 COMMENTS
Amid reports that she might be asked to become the U.S. solicitor general, Gov. Chris Gregoire says her focus is on guiding the state through the worst economic challenges in 80 years. The White House is reportedly considering her as a possible replacement for Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
A UCLA professor lays out the case for having less crime and far fewer prisoners. The advice comes just in time for Mayor McGinn's search for a new police chief. Awkwardly, the new approach is being promoted by chief political rival Tim Burgess.READ MORE 1 COMMENTS
The Arizona law provides Democrats a potential wedge issue at the very time electoral trends seem to be running against them. Tempting, but any short-term political gain could create a longer-term problem.READ MORE 11 COMMENTS
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Fiction and preaching once helped liberate slaves. A hot mystery series from a deceased Swedish writer and some well-known journalists may be about to break some chains of trafficking and oppression for women.READ MORE 13 COMMENTS
Phoenix has become the kidnapping capital of the nation. Congress refuses to do anything. The result is panicky legislation that won't survive court tests. And lots of posturing at Arizona's expense.READ MORE 39 COMMENTS
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As in George W. Bush's time, the Obama administration still seems to be telling the courts to just trust their work on protecting Columbia River salmon runs. What's a judge to do but listen, instead, to the science?READ MORE 2 COMMENTS
WASPs, an overlooked minority, have political clout in some battleground states. Their brutal experiences overcoming disadvantages (such as poor adult role models) give them a special sensitivity.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
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.
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.
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."
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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