Stories tagged: felons
Thu., June 29, 2017
Businesses more willing to hire felons, the disabled and poorly skilled. Will the trend last?
As the nation enters its ninth year of economic expansion next month, the low unemployment and tightening labor market have begun to open doors for people who not long ago …
Sat., March 4, 2017
Troy A. Eid: Trump making right immigration moves
Trump has also pledged to prosecute illegal immigrants who commit violent crimes here. The facts bear out why this priority is vital.
Sat., Feb. 11, 2017
Sen. Michael Baumgartner and Rep. Marcus Riccelli: Bills promote second chance for workers
Disclosing one’s criminal history on a job application often immediately eliminates them from the applicant pool, regardless of qualifications.
Sun., Sept. 25, 2016
Karen Lee and Amanda DuBois: Felony conviction isn’t a lifetime voting ban
In Washington state, people released from state prison can vote once they are off community supervision and those released from federal prison are eligible to vote as soon as they …
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 11:05 a.m.
GOP seeks to block McAuliffe’s latest felon voting effort
Virginia Republicans are trying to block Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s latest effort to restore voting rights to thousands of felons who’ve completed their sentences.
Mon., Aug. 22, 2016, 2 p.m.
Voting rights restored again for 13K felons in Virginia
A defiant Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Monday that he again restored the voting rights of about 13,000 felons who served their time after his previous attempt was thwarted by …
Mon., April 25, 2016, 12:59 p.m.
U.S. to states: Make it easier for ex-prisoners to obtain IDs
States should make it easier for convicted felons to obtain state-issued identification after they get out of prison, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Monday in announcing a set of measures …
Fri., April 22, 2016, 10:15 a.m.
Virginia governor restores voting rights to 200K felons
More than 200,000 convicted felons will be eligible to vote and run for public office in Virginia under a sweeping executive order announced Friday by Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe.
Fri., March 4, 2016
Amy Goodman: Felonious vote suppression underway
Denial of the right to vote for those who have been convicted of felonies is another way that voter participation is suppressed on a massive scale.
Sun., April 27, 2014
Spokane County Jail is overcrowded and falling apart
Spokane County’s 28-year-old jail is showing its age. Water collects on the floor in the basement kitchen because drains don’t work. Doors to the walk-in coolers are jammed. The subfloor …
Sun., Nov. 3, 2013
‘Frequent fliers’ rack up criminal convictions, frustrating officials
Fred W. Nolan Jr. presses one finger after another against a window at the Spokane County Jail. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, his birthday: five days he spent on …
Thu., May 9, 2013
Inslee signs felony firearms registry bill
OLYMPIA – Anyone convicted of a felony involving a gun could be required to register with state law enforcement agencies for four years under a bill signed Wednesday by Washington …
Fri., April 27, 2012
Locator device helps detectives track burglary suspect in Valleyford area
A 50-year-old ex-con accused of burglarizing a south Spokane County home while three children hid was arrested in part because detectives installed an electronic location tracker on his vehicle. The …
Thu., April 19, 2012, 8:04 p.m.
Girl found near Cusick; uncle arrested
A 14-year-old Spokane girl missing since Friday was rescued today near Cusick, Wash., and her uncle was arrested.
Sun., Nov. 27, 2011
Officials call repair bids a scam
Faith Gallinger had long wanted custom cabinets for her early 20th-century home in northeast Spokane. Ronald Glen Stratton seemed perfect for the task – he boasted of being able to …
Thu., April 21, 2011
Arrested felon posted to racist website
A Whitman County man who bragged online about being involved with racist taco-truck protests in Kootenai County was arrested on a federal gun charge Wednesday. Jeremiah Daniel “J.D.” Hop, who …
Wed., April 20, 2011, 6:06 p.m.
Felon arrested on gun charge linked to taco stand protests
The FBI has arrested a Whitman County man on a federal gun charge. Jeremiah Daniel “J.D.” Hop, who describes himself as an anti-race mixing activist on the racist website Vanguard …
Fri., Oct. 8, 2010
Appellate court upholds inmate voting ban
OLYMPIA – Washington state does not discriminate against minorities by denying prison inmates the right to vote, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today. In an 11-0 ruling …
Thu., Oct. 7, 2010, 5:50 p.m.
Appeals court turns down prison voting
OLYMPIA - Inmates in Washington state prisons don’t have a constitutional right to vote in elections, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today.
Thu., May 20, 2010
Man pleads guilty to three felonies
A Spokane man who prosecutors say helped a mother and daughter beat and rob a man last fall pleaded guilty to three felonies Tuesday but was given an extra week …
Wed., April 28, 2010, 2:05 p.m.
Federal judges to rehear felony inmate voting case
A federal appeals court will reconsider a lawsuit that challenges Washington’s ban on felons voting while they’re in prison.
Fri., Jan. 29, 2010
Court puts hold on felon voting
OLYMPIA – Voter registration drives may as well skip the state prisons for now. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals put a temporary hold on its order that felons …
Thu., Jan. 28, 2010, 2:05 p.m.
Washington felons can’t register to vote yet, judges rule
Voter registration drives may as well skip the state prisons for now. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals put a temporary hold on its order that felons should be …
Thu., Jan. 7, 2010
McKenna to take felon voting to high court
OLYMPIA – Washington state wants the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether it has to give felons in prison the right to vote. State Attorney General Rob McKenna said Wednesday …
Wed., Jan. 6, 2010, 2:49 p.m.
Wash. to appeal felon vote ruling to Supreme Court
Attorney General Rob McKenna and Secretary of State Sam Reed say they will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn an appellate court’s decision that would give Washington state felons …
Wed., Jan. 6, 2010
Appeals court backs voting rights for felons
OLYMPIA – Incarcerated felons should be allowed to vote in Washington to ensure that racial minorities are protected under the Voting Rights Act, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. The …
Tue., Jan. 5, 2010, 1:55 p.m.
Fed judges: Wash. felony inmates should get vote
Incarcerated felons should be allowed to vote in Washington to ensure that racial minorities are protected under the Voting Rights Act, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.
Wed., April 15, 2009, 12:38 p.m.
Wash. Senate OKs bill to restore voting for felons
The Senate has approved a bill that would let tens of thousands of felons get their voting rights back sooner.
Sun., March 22, 2009
Bill eases voting obstacle for felons
OLYMPIA – For tens of thousands of convicted felons in Washington state, only one thing stands between them and the ballot box: debt. Under current law, felons can’t vote until …