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Law and Justice
State officials and the Concerned Lifers Organization, a prisoners' group, have a common goal: better psychiatric care in prisons and on the outside.READ MORE 7 COMMENTS
The former police chief takes to the stage.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
What else makes outside investment flow freely into Washington? Initiatives are a cash cow we've just begun to exploit.READ MORE 4 COMMENTS
A friend remembers how much a fellow lawyer with a large and optimistic personality managed to animate many aspects of Seattle life.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
Lawyer, deeply engaged in politics, mainstay of our cultural life: it will be hard to imagine Seattle without Meade Emory.READ MORE 6 COMMENTS
Here's a short legal lesson on the dispute over keeping the city as co-lead on the environmental process. The city council wants to stay at the table, while the mayor worries about the absence of a signed agreement with the state.READ MORE 4 COMMENTS
The practice of suddenly jailing people who have failed to comply with collection requests comes close to violating a ban on imprisonment for debt. Judicial watchdogs are taking note and getting some relief, but many people desperately in debt are still helpless.READ MORE 2 COMMENTS
Thanks to a wildly anachronistic part of the state constitution, Washington's Supreme Court had to listen to arguments over whether it's permissible to build light rail on the floating bridge.READ MORE 27 COMMENTS
There are many uncertainties and questions. But one might be: If not Inititiative 1098, can the state do absolutely nothing to fix its the structural problems of its tax system?READ MORE 33 COMMENTS
Sen. Ed Murray has repeatedly tried to end capital punishment in Washington state. Appeals to moral reasoning have actually worked before here.READ MORE 4 COMMENTS
There is little doubt about the guilt of the eight people currently on death row, but what should we think about a penalty that is irrevocable when a mistake is later discovered?READ MORE 10 COMMENTS
Disillusioned students are speaking out against for-profit schools offering advanced degrees in culinary arts and other disciplines, and lawmakers are taking on the Wall Street bankers who are profiting.READ MORE 13 COMMENTS
The sales tax measure going before voters in November is structured to put puppies and law enforcement up front. But is this really the best the county could do?READ MORE COMMENT NOW
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The Ferguson decision in Seattle
"The fact that 54% of African American children in the city of Seattle live in poverty compared to 5% of white children says that we have a significant problem in this city," said Mayor Ed Murray.
Link to Officer Darren Wilson's full testimony
Yesterday, the grand jury declined to indict Officer Wilson for the killing of young adult Michael Brown.
BREAKING: Darren Wilson not indicted in the killing of Michael Brown
Vox explains what's happening in Ferguson, and why.
Ferguson officer Darren Wilson in talks to resign
As a grand jury gets closer to deciding whether or not to indict Officer Darren Wilson, the man who fatally shot Michael Brown is in the final stages of negotiations with Ferguson city officials to resign, sources close to the talks said.
New report on Newtown shooter: Parental denial, breakdowns, missed opportunities
A new report shows information on Adam Lanza wasn't shared.
Miss Honduras found dead
Two men have been arrested in connection with the deaths of a Honduran beauty queen and her sister.
Netflix postpones Bill Cosby special amid rape allegations
The announcement came just hours after model and TV host Janice Dickinson accused Cosby of sexually assualting her in 1982.
Shades of Amanda Knox case: How Australia convicted a woman wrongly in the '80s
Amid a circus atmosphere, prosecutors came up with a theory that a young mother killed her own child. And it took years for definite proof to emerge that a wild dog had carried the child away, as the mom had said all along.
Computers rather than humans are making weapon-targeting decisions
The Defense Department says it will maintain the appropriate level of human involvement.
Contraceptive challenge to Obamacare rejected
A federal court of appeals rejected a case arguing non-profit religious groups need not pay for contraceptives.
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