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State Republican Asks DoJ to Stop Seattle’s Planned Safe Drug Site

Sen. Mark Miloscia sent a letter asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions to intervene in local drug policy.

 

Judge Kicks Can on Whether Feds Can Jail and Deport DACA Recipient

A federal magistrate judge today declined to release Danield Ramirez from ICE custody.

 

‘They Have to Start It!’: UW Shooting Suspect Seen In Video Shortly Before Confrontation

The suspect’s Samsung has been cleared of data, but police are looking through video from others’ phones for clues to what happened Jan. 20 in Red Square.

 

Judge Considers Jailed Immigrant’s Plea for a Day in Court

Daniel Ramirez’s petition for habeas corpus may set a precedent for Trump’s deportations.

Bob Ferguson’s Good Month Continues

The state Supreme Court today ruled against the Richland florist who wanted to refuse flowers to gay couple; then the Trump administration withdrew its ‘travel ban’ executive order.

Spokane Senator Proposes Rollbacks of New State Minimum Wage

Baumgartner wants to dilute labor protections for minors, nonprofit workers and everyone outside King County.

Who’d Pay Taxes Where Under the Dueling McCleary Plans in Olympia

Carbon polluters, investors, or people living in ritzy neighborhoods?

If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Get Out of the Tropical Butterfly House

A life-and-death trip to the Pacific Science Center attraction.

Meet the People, Mr. Reichert

Members of Congress seem to be ducking the public when they should be hearing them.

The Maddening Allure of KIRO Radio

The radio station makes a sport of flouting liberal pieties. So why can’t we tune out?

Upthegrove Calls for Free Drunk Buses On Boozy Holidays

The wheels, and riders’ perception of gravity, will go ‘round and ‘round.

Are Uber and Lyft Plotting an End Run On Seattle Regs?

TNCs want the state of Washington to create the rules, not cities like Seattle.