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Momentum builds for letting people vote while on parole

SEATTLE (AP) — As a young man Victor Sauceda didn’t care about who was president, about who was governor, about voting at all. He wasn’t living by the law anyway. But after serving e...

Woman abused by school band teacher gets $2M settlement

SEATTLE (AP) — A school district in Washington state has agreed to a $2 million settlement after a woman sued over sexual abuse by a band teacher 30 years ago — a trauma so profound she said it caused...

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan won't run for re-election

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, a moderate Democrat who faced criticism from the right and left this summer over her handling of policing protests and the city's so-called “autonomous zone,...

Washington Supreme Court: Farmworkers to get overtime pay

SEATTLE (AP) — A divided Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday the state’s dairy workers are entitled to overtime pay if they work more than 40 hours a week, a decision expected to apply to the rest...

Fair housing groups: Redfin 'redlines' minority communities

SEATTLE (AP) — Several fair housing organizations accused Redfin of systematic racial discrimination in a lawsuit Thursday, saying the online real estate broker offers fewer services to homebuyers and...

US judge blocks Postal Service changes that slowed mail

SEATTLE (AP) — A U.S. judge on Thursday blocked controversial Postal Service changes that have slowed mail nationwide, calling them “a politically motivated attack on the efficiency of the Postal Serv...

US allows killing sea lions eating at-risk Northwest salmon

SEATTLE (AP) — U.S. authorities on Friday gave wildlife managers in Washington, Oregon and Idaho permission to start killing hundreds of sea lions in the Columbia River basin in hopes of helping strug...

Rights activists, political leaders mourn Rep. John Lewis

Rights activists, politicians from both parties and many other people touched by the legacy of John Lewis mourned the congressman and pillar of the civil rights movement Saturday, lauding the strength...

Feds unseal 2018 indictment charging Kazakh man in hacks

SEATTLE (AP) — Two weeks after a cyber-security firm released the identity of an alleged hacker from Kazakhstan, federal authorities in Seattle on Tuesday unsealed a 2018 indictment charging the man w...

Feds: Company provided subpar steel for Navy submarine hulls

SEATTLE (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 sail...

Loved ones reunite at an oasis on closed US-Canada border

BLAINE, Wash. (AP) — Alec de Rham sat with his back against a stone obelisk marked “International Boundary” as he and his wife visited with a daughter they hadn’t seen in 10 weeks. ...

Huge Washington unemployment fraud warning to other states

SEATTLE (AP) — The first word Seattle political consultant Dayna Lurie had that someone filed for unemployment benefits in her name was when her boss called. “Did you quit without te...

Seattle small businesses pinched as virus keeps workers home

SEATTLE (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak has largely emptied Seattle's usually busy downtown streets after Amazon and other companies told tens of thousands of people to work from home. That means far ...

Seattle-area officials buy $4 million `quarantine' motel

SEATTLE (AP) — Hard surfaces, easy-to-clean floors and separate heating-and-cooling units in each room: The amenities offered by the suburban EconoLodge motel may not be fancy, but they were just what...

Neo-Nazi leaders face conspiracy charges on both coasts

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Several leaders of a violent neo-Nazi group have been charged with conspiring to harass journalists, church congregations and a former Cabinet official, prosecutors on both U....