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Washington justices void 1916 tribal rights ruling as racist

Washington justices void 1916 tribal rights ruling as racist

AP NEWS https://apnews.com/article/washington-courts-wa-state-wire-id-state-wire-crime-7696c9892e07b7a5508c41bb63e077dbClick to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/washington-courts-wa-state-wire-id-state-wire-crime-7696c9892e07b7a5508c41bb63e077dbClick to copyRelated topicsSEATTLE (AP) — Washington state’s Supreme Court on Friday vacated a 1916 ruling that allowed a prosecutor to bring criminal charges against a tribal fisherman as racist and unjust.The justices unanimously said they were compelled to void the decision, even though it was overruled in 1957, because “such past opinions can...

July 10, 2020
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Trump to withdraw Pendley's nomination as public lands chief

Trump to withdraw Pendley's nomination as public lands chief

AP NEWS https://apnews.com/article/nv-state-wire-ut-state-wire-wa-state-wire-az-state-wire-environment-232ac345ea615241dba39136c2993d6bClick to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/nv-state-wire-ut-state-wire-wa-state-wire-az-state-wire-environment-232ac345ea615241dba39136c2993d6bClick to copyRelated topicsSEATTLE (AP) — President Donald Trump intends to withdraw the nomination of William Perry Pendley to head the Bureau of Land Management, a senior administration official said Saturday — much to the relief of environmentalists who insisted the longtime advocate of selling federal lands should...

August 15, 2020
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Seattle will move to dismantle protest zone, mayor says

Seattle will move to dismantle protest zone, mayor says

AP NEWS https://apnews.com/article/shootings-police-donald-trump-us-news-ap-top-news-4dcff8f062bae9e1fe3885c346b44847Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/shootings-police-donald-trump-us-news-ap-top-news-4dcff8f062bae9e1fe3885c346b44847Click to copyRelated topicsSEATTLE (AP) — Faced with growing pressure to crack down on an “occupied” protest zone following two weekend shootings, Seattle’s mayor said Monday that officials will move to wind down the blocks-long span of city streets taken over two weeks ago that President Donald Trump asserted is run by “anarchists.” Mayor Jenny Durkan...

June 22, 2020
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US: Company provided subpar steel for Navy submarine hulls

US: Company provided subpar steel for Navy submarine hulls

AP NEWS https://apnews.com/article/us-news-mo-state-wire-wa-state-wire-shipbuilding-ct-state-wire-45a956ad08ebe11e0e5eb9c5f2a641c5Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/us-news-mo-state-wire-wa-state-wire-shipbuilding-ct-state-wire-45a956ad08ebe11e0e5eb9c5f2a641c5Click to copyRelated topicsSEATTLE (AP) — For decades, the Navy’s leading supplier of high-strength steel for submarines provided subpar metal because one of the company’s longtime employees falsified lab results — putting sailors at greater risk in the event of collisions or other impacts, federal prosecutors said in court...

June 15, 2020
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Snowstorm buries Pacific Northwest, with more on the way

Snowstorm buries Pacific Northwest, with more on the way

AP NEWS https://apnews.com/article/winter-weather-north-america-us-news-ap-top-news-weather-54c009b472f24479804aa7fac5d2cfafClick to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/winter-weather-north-america-us-news-ap-top-news-weather-54c009b472f24479804aa7fac5d2cfafClick to copyRelated topicsSEATTLE (AP) — Residents of the Pacific Northwest took to neighborhood hills with skis, sleds or even just laundry baskets Saturday to celebrate an unusual dump of snow in a region more accustomed to winter rain.Some areas received more than a foot of snow, and meteorologists say more is on the way early next week....

February 11, 2019
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Court overturns automatic life sentences for young killers

Court overturns automatic life sentences for young killers

AP NEWS https://apnews.com/article/sentencing-washington-courts-e30b453434673211a9a3d4a826980dafClick to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/sentencing-washington-courts-e30b453434673211a9a3d4a826980dafClick to copyRelated topicsSEATTLE (AP) — The Washington state Supreme Court on Thursday overturned the automatic life-without-parole sentences given to two men for murders committed when they were 19 and 20, saying judges must consider the youthfulness of such defendants in sentencing them.The ruling appeared to make Washington the first state to ban mandatory life-without-parole terms for...

March 11, 2021
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Washington state justices strike down drug possession law

Washington state justices strike down drug possession law

SEATTLE — The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday struck down the state’s felony drug possession law because — unlike the laws of every other state — it did not require prosecutors to prove someone knowingly or intentionally possessed drugs.The ruling came in the case of a Spokane woman who had received a pair of jeans from a friend that had a small bag of methamphetamine in a pocket.Five justices, led by Justice Sheryl Gordon McCloud, said the state law was unconstitutional because it criminalized the woman’s passive, unknowing conduct, in violation of her due process protections. A...

February 25, 2021
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Man sues Washington jail over lack of gluten-free food

Man sues Washington jail over lack of gluten-free food

AP NEWS https://apnews.com/article/celiac-disease-lawsuits-washington-vancouver-tacoma-3c817efffae4b07ddd16c26f183980bcClick to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/celiac-disease-lawsuits-washington-vancouver-tacoma-3c817efffae4b07ddd16c26f183980bcClick to copyRelated topicsSEATTLE (AP) — A Michigan man says he lost about 35 pounds and was malnourished to the point of unconsciousness during a three-week stay in a Washington state jail early this year because staff failed to provide him gluten-free food to accommodate his celiac disease.Gaven Picciano, 26, filed a disability discrimination...

November 16, 2020
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Seattle, Portland, New York sue over Trump's 'anarchy' label

Seattle, Portland, New York sue over Trump's 'anarchy' label

AP NEWS https://apnews.com/article/new-york-new-york-city-lawsuits-oregon-portland-1ba25f0e85221d6c57a85f97df81bceaClick to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/new-york-new-york-city-lawsuits-oregon-portland-1ba25f0e85221d6c57a85f97df81bceaClick to copyRelated topicsSEATTLE (AP) — New York, Seattle and Portland — three cities recently labeled “anarchist jurisdictions” by the U.S. Justice Department — filed a lawsuit Thursday to invalidate the designation and fight off the Trump administration’s efforts to withhold federal dollars.“The Trump administration’s political threats against Seattle and...

October 22, 2020
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