It's encouraging to see the Seattle Times inform its readers about stories earlier detailed in Seattle Weekly , even without credit to the Weekly. Today's

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The Follow-Ups

Times readers finally learn about jail deaths, disease.

It's encouraging to see the Seattle Times inform its readers about stories earlier detailed in Seattle Weekly, even without credit to the Weekly. Today's Page 1 follow-up piece on the Army Rangers' robbery of a Tacoma bank, told in detail here last week, is one example. More important is the Times' Tuesday story on the launch of a federal probe into the King County jail. At last, readers of the state's largest paper learned, if only sketchily, of jail suicides and disease outbreaks, which, along with jail sexual harassment - a topic the Times has comparitively overcovered - will be investigated by the feds. We detailed those jail deaths and outbreaks in a series of stories last year. They include reporting on the jail's failures in tracking and investigating deaths, and the discovery that some inmates have died from suspicious causes and from jail-linked diseases, including flesh-eating disease.

 
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