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WA Legislature says human traffickers must register as sex offenders
While House Bill 1791 awaits approval by Gov. Jay Inslee, its passage would make Washington the first state to "designate the crime of human trafficking in the first degree as a sex offense."
Greenwood murder suspect to appear in court today
Police expect seventeen year old Byron White, suspect in the murder of David Peterson, to be charged as an adult.
Arrest made in December West Seattle killing
"Seattle police arrested a 20-year-old man Saturday in the December killing of a 46-year-old woman in her West Seattle home."
Washington Supreme Court rules in favor of cell phone privacy
In parallel 5-4 decisions, state justices protect the privacy of text messages.
First woman elected to be San Diego police chief
Mayor-elect Kevin Faulconer chose assistant chief Shelley Zimmerman, who has been with the department 31 years, to succeed retiring Chief Bill Lansdowne.
Arizona anti-gay bill vetoed
Arizona governor, Jan Brewer, vetoed the Republican Senate Bill 1062, which would have caused widespread civil disturbance and state division.
Anti-abortion arsonist arrested on child-molestation charge
Curtis Beseda, who received a 20-year term for burning clinics in Everett and Bellingham, is accused of groping an 11-year-old girl at a Fred Meyer store in Snohomish.
Inslee suspends death penalty
"During my term, we will not be executing people."
Chief Justice Roberts picks Seattle judge for NSA oversight
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Richard Tallman will become a member of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review.
Wash. to increase execution access
The new protocol in the state will allow witnesses to see the entire execution process, including the insertion of the IVs during lethal injections, which had previously been hidden from public view.
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