Rachel Nielsen is a freelance reporter based in Seattle. Previously, she covered venture capital and technology from New York/Jersey City, affordable housing from New York and business and politics from Russia.
Following reports of abuse, the state Department of Children, Youth, and Families said it would bring back nearly 100 Washington youth by the end of September.
With nowhere else to go, the state’s most at-risk kids — and their caseworkers — are faced with limited options.
With one group home losing a state contract after turning away infected youth, operators at other homes fear state retaliation.
Young adults aging out of foster care face unique challenges in normal times, say advocates. Now, they face even greater risks.
Seeing their children in person may put parents, as well as foster families and social workers, at risk, but can the state stop them?
The state Legislature approved nearly $16 million in new funding last week, but the effort may come up short in fixing an overwhelmed system.
Records portray a culture of fear, even as Washington state attempts to respond to a flood of new cases.
After years of failure and frustration, Democrats are taking a piecemeal approach to climate legislation, and it appears to be working.
Orca Task Force members and Gov. Jay Inslee said the moratorium was needed to give the endangered whales a break from boat noise.