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Council candidate, civic leader Scott Campbell dies

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 9:02 p.m.

A candidate for Vancouver City Council and one of the region’s most energetic civic leaders, Scott Campbell, died early today at a Salmon Creek hospice center.

Washington, Idaho lawmakers waiting for details of DACA ‘deal’

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 10:55 p.m.

In this Sept. 5, 2017, file photo, Yurexi Quinones, 24, of Manassas, Va., a college student who is studying social work and a recipient of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA, rallies next to Ana Rice, 18, of Manassas, Va., far right, in support of DACA, outside of the White House in Washington. (Jacquelyn Martin / Associated Press)
Word that President Donald Trump may have reached an agreement with Democratic leaders in Congress on DACA legislation has some lawmakers from Washington and Idaho offering qualified support and others waiting for more details.

Child porn conviction upheld in youth sexting case

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 5:10 p.m.

Washington Supreme Court Justice Susan Owens wrote the majority decision finding a youth could be charged with disseminating child pornography despite the fact that he was the child involved. (HANDOUT PHOTO / HANDOUT PHOTO)
A Spokane youth who texted a picture of his genitals to a woman can be convicted under the state laws against child pornography even though he is the child involved, the Washington Supreme Court said Thursday.

Spin Control: Eyman’s suit falls flat

Sun., Aug. 27, 2017

In this Jan. 21, 2016 file photo, Tim Eyman speaks with reporters after hearing that a judge struck down his latest tax-limiting measure in Olympia, Wash. (Elaine Thompson / AP)
While much of the Northwest was trying on eclipse glasses and peeking carefully at the sun Monday morning, initiative entrepreneur Tim Eyman was trying to convince a judge that voters need more items on the November ballot that the Legislature can ignore.

Court: Juvenile sex crimes can be basis of civil commitment

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 1:38 p.m.

In this Feb. 4, 2011 photo, deer stand near houses that are mostly closed at McNeil Island Correctional Center in McNeil Island, Wash. (Peter Haley / News Tribune)
Civil commitment of offenders who have been designated as sexually violent predators can be indefinitely extended for those whose crimes occurred when they were juveniles, the Washington Supreme Court unanimously ruled Thursday.

Independent Agnew joins 2018 Congressional race that is far from solidified

UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 9:32 p.m.

Eric Agnew, independent candidate for Washington’s 5th District U.S. House of Representatives seat. (Eric Agnew / Courtesy)
Eric Agnew, a 39-year-old manager at Itron Inc., says he hopes to take advantage of a districtwide swing to the left following the 2016 campaign that he believes won’t be wide enough to elect a Democrat. Two other independents who’ve filed since 2012 have failed to earn more than 15 percent of the primary vote.

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