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Stories about law and politics in the Pacific Northwest, with many from KNKX's Law and Justice reporter, Paula Wissel.

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Stories about law and politics in the Pacific Northwest, with many from KNKX's Law and Justice reporter, Paula Wissel.

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Law

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Stories about law and politics in the Pacific Northwest, with many from KNKX's Law and Justice reporter, Paula Wissel.

Rank #1: Group Raises Money To Bail Moms Out Of Jail For Mother's Day

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When you think of Mother’s Day, you probably don’t think of someone sitting in jail. But the Northwest Community Bail Fund is hoping you will this year. As part of a national effort, called 2018 Mama’s Day Bailout, the Seattle based nonprofit is trying to raise $10,000 for moms who are in jail awaiting trial because they can't afford bail.

May 09 2018

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Rank #2: Judge Says Trump Administration Must Prove Transgender Ban Is Not Based On Prejudice

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A federal judge in Seattle says the Trump administration still has to prove its ban on transgender troops is constitutional. The judge says people who are transgender can continue serving for now.

Apr 17 2018

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Rank #3: DNA leads to cold case suspect sketches from 1987 slayings

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EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Authorities in Washington state on Wednesday released composite sketches based on DNA evidence of a suspect in an unsolved, 30-year-old double slaying of a young Canadian couple.

Apr 12 2018

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Rank #4: Lawsuit: Northwest Detention Center Guard Punched Detainee Over Hunger Strike

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A guard punched a detainee at a Tacoma detention center for immigrants facing deportation in retaliation for a hunger strike, a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington claims.

Feb 23 2018

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Rank #5: King County Revisits Inquest Process For Shootings By Police

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King County is unique in the state because it requires an inquest to be held whenever there is a fatal shooting by police. But the process can be confusing and controversial, with some critics arguing that it's biased toward law enforcement.

Jan 10 2018

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Rank #6: Hate Crimes Training Helps Local Officials Understand Affected Communities

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With increasing news of public displays of white supremacy around the country, local law enforcement and elected officials recently took a deep dive into the state's hate crime statute.

Nov 13 2018

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Rank #7: How A New Supreme Court Justice May Affect Cases Filed By Washington’s Attorney General

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Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson has been particularly aggressive in filing lawsuits against the Trump administration, but the prospect of a new justice on the U.S. Supreme Court has implications for what happens to those cases, according to one local law professor.

Jul 02 2018

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Rank #8: Janus Decision Has Implications For Private-Sector Unions In Washington

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Washington state has the third-highest rate of union membership in the country, after New York and Hawaii. Even though the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 only applies to workers in the public sector, private-sector unions here said they face implications as well.

Jun 29 2018

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Rank #9: Washington, Other States To Sue Trump Administration Over Family Separation

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Washington is leading a coalition of states planning to sue the Trump administration over its policy of separating children from parents who are detained while crossing illegally or seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Jun 21 2018

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Rank #10: Woman Banned From Childcare For Decades-Old Conviction Sues To Get Job Back

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Christal Fields thought she had finally shaken the decades-old conviction that had complicated much of her life. When she was banned from working in childcare two years ago, it was plain that wasn't the case.

May 25 2018

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