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The Supreme Court ruling on the New Haven firefighters case, plus the Sotomayor hearings, bring back an issue that once divided liberals. Oddly, the President who started affirmative action was Nixon.READ MORE 7 COMMENTS
The King County Executive race is highly competitive, but the candidates keep talking about issues where the county has little influence. Here's a plea to address the topics where the county matters, such as law enforcement.READ MORE 19 COMMENTS
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The decision will make it harder to find documents the public requests, and may open the city to lawsuits. The decision is puzzling, since state officials advise the creation of central data indexes.READ MORE 8 COMMENTS
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The courts, which have rejected plans for Columbia River dams for decades, finally have a good governmental partner. But plenty of legal snarls remain, along with issues relating to climate change.READ MORE 3 COMMENTS
The Seattle City Attorney outlines his role in such public issues, praises Seattle for its open government practices, and suggests the Legislature get some more sunshineREAD MORE COMMENT NOW
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Panel gives strong support to sobriety checkpoints
The recommendation by a state panel comes despite a finding that they are unconstitutional under the Washington Constitution.
Activist: Seattle police demotions tied to race
The Rev. Harriett Walden denounced interim Seattle Police Chief Jim Pugel's demotion of former Assistant Chief Nick Metz, calling the move a suggestion that “the problem is the black guy.”
Oregon's senators want to reform secret federal surveillance court
An in-depth look at a court that Sen. Wyden says started with good intentions but has run amok because of changes in federal law.
SPD Assistant Chief agrees to voluntary demotion
In a move some are calling a sign of a bigger shakeup yet to come, assistant SPD chief Dick Reed agreed to become a captain in the department that faced even more DOJ criticism earlier this month.
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms Supervisor embezzled from informant fund
A former Seattle ATF supervisor was convicted of embezzling money from a fund for confidential informants. Brings me back to the good old days of The Wire...
George Zimmerman investigated in new disturbance incident
A Florida sheriff's office said he will be booked into the county jail in the latest brush with the law since he was acquitted of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
Sweden closes prisons as inmate numbers plummet
As fines and community service replace prison time for drug-related offenses, Sweden is closing its prisons.
Monitor to Seattle Police: Try harder
The designated monitor overseeing Seattle Police Department reform issued a report Friday blasting the department for failing to meet key terms of a 2012 settlement agreement.
SPD installs device tracking in DT area
The SPD has erected some odd looking boxes, and it's no one is entirely sure about the extent of their capabilities. But awareness of their presence is a good first step.
High Court takes on Christian prayers starting government meetings
Can a city council consistently choose prayers from a particular religion without violating the First Amendment?
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