Reporter Joseph O’Sullivan visited one of the state penitentiaries that is trying to change the relationship between guards and prisoners.
Of the 24,000 residents with felony records now able to vote, just 414 did so last fall. Advocates hope to increase registration and voter education.
Officials are trying a new program inspired by Norway to improve quality of life. The challenge is convincing officers to change their approach.
Washington is one of a handful of states that exempt clergy from reporting suspected abuse. Some lawmakers are trying to change that.
Plaintiffs claim the Indian Child Welfare Act and the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act are racially discriminatory – against non-Indigenous people.
With the U.S. House and Senate voting to protect same-sex marriages, those involved in King County’s early celebrations remember the historic moment.
State officials have decided to push forward a voter-approved measure requiring annual background checks of pistol and semiautomatic rifle owners.
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.
Families reunited to revive the tradition at the Washington State Penitentiary, the first of 22 powwows scheduled in the state prison system.
Twenty-six disenrolled Nooksack citizens live in federally funded housing. The tribal council says those homes are for enrolled citizens only.
George Adams says he and his daughter Elile were targeted by Judge Ray Dodge for their advocacy of disenrolled Nooksack citizens. Now, they've reached a $35,000 settlement.
If a proposal passes today, a workgroup of government agencies and local nonprofits could move to address underreporting as soon as November.
State leaders and labor advocates are pushing for regulations to protect workers who feel torn between working in dangerous heat and losing wages.
The King County program was founded as an alternative to the traditional justice system, emphasizing rehabilitation over incarceration for those with low-level offense.