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Monday, July 22, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Karen Dorn Steele

covers state courts and develops stories about criminal and civil justice issues.

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DOE offers to settle claims

The U.S. Department of Energy has tentatively agreed to settle the claims of 139 people with thyroid disease – the largest settlement so far in a massive civil suit brought by people exposed as chi...

Downwinder plaintiff Rhodes dies at 69

Shannon Rhodes’ losing battle to prove that Hanford radiation emissions caused her spreading thyroid cancer spanned two trials and ended in federal court six years ago. Now, her life has ended as w...

Hanford radiation plaintiff near death


A woman suing Hanford contractors over her thyroid cancer, whose request for an expedited federal trial was denied last year by a Spokane judge, lies near death in a Longview, Wash., hospice. Debor...

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