Wilson Criscione, born and raised in Spokane, writes for InvestigateWest.
Nearly half of those surveyed by The Marshall Project said they believe their power outranks the government's.
Since 2003, there has been bipartisan support among legislators to patch the state's mandatory-reporter law exemption.
Washington's mandatory-reporter law, which has exempted clergy members since 1975, enabled the crimes for decades.
From election fraud to QAnon, Chase — a recruit of former state Rep. Matt Shea — is trying to mainstream dangerous lies.
It’s not just Washington's big cities contributing to mass incarceration.
Fueled by the false narrative that widespread fraud caused Trump to lose in 2020, election officials have been under constant attack from far-right deniers.
Black, Indigenous and Latino people in Washington have disproportionately higher court fines and fees, a recent study found, making it harder for some to rebuild after prison.
Investigation finds school officials don't follow the rules on reporting abusive isolation and restraint when they send students out of state or to private facilities.
The state agreed to provide new support for older teens, foster parents and children with disabilities. But since the lawsuit was filed, hotel stays have only increased.
Housing advocates say the unreasonable fees put struggling tenants on shaky ground to find future housing.