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Inspector general to review pullback of HealthCare.gov ads

FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 1:11 P.M.

In this Oct. 24, 2016, file photo, the HealthCare.gov 2017 website home page is seen in Washington. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais / Associated Press)
A federal inspector general has launched an inquiry into the Trump administration’s decision to pull advertising for HealthCare.gov in the closing stretch of this year’s sign-up season, according to a letter made public Friday.

TSA agent pleads guilty to voyeurism charge

UPDATED: FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 1:35 P.M.

In this March 17, 2016, photo, travelers wait in line for security screening at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. (Ted S. Warren / AP)
A security worker at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport accused of taking photos from underneath passengers’ skirts has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge as part of a plea deal.

Electroimpact to pay $485K for Muslim discrimination

FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 8:39 A.M.

A prominent aerospace supplier whose president voiced hatred of Muslims has entered into a consent decree with the state Attorney General’s Office that requires the company to pay $485,000 and removes its leader from direct hiring.

Fire commissioners reprimanded for racial remarks

THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 8:26 A.M.

The Snohomish County Fire District Board of Commissioners has voted to issue a written reprimand to two of its members caught on tape making racially insensitive comments about Mexican laborers.

Longtime Starbucks chief Schultz hands key to new CEO

THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 8:06 A.M.

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz speaks at the Starbucks annual shareholders meeting, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Seattle. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)
Howard Schultz’s last Starbucks shareholders meeting as CEO began with patriotic flourishes, ended with the passing of a key from Schultz to his successor, and was peppered throughout with talk of core values, principles and compassion.

Washington justice to feds: Keep immigration agents away

UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017, 9:50 P.M.

Washington Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary Fairhurst has asked the Department of Homeland Security to keep immigration agents away from courthouses. She wrote in a letter to (Washington Supreme Court)
The chief justice of the Washington state Supreme Court on Wednesday urged the Department of Homeland Security to keep immigration agents away from courthouses, saying it’s “deeply troubling” that lawyers and judges have reported seeing more of them recently.

Second trial starts for former Pasco officer accused of rape, assault

UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017, 11:42 A.M.

Former Pasco police officer Richard Aguirre, left, stands with his attorney Scott Johnson Tuesday June 30, 2015 during an omnibus hearing in Franklin County Superior Court for his Pasco rape and assault case. (BOB BRAWDY / Tri-City Herald)
“Who are you?” a woman said she asked Richard Aguirre after waking up from an alleged sexual assault. She knew Aguirre her entire life, took trips with him, and at one point hoped to follow the former Pasco police officer into law enforcement.

Maker of OxyContin seeks to dismiss Everette’s lawsuit

TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017, 7:34 P.M.

Robert Williamson, left, leans on a pole in front of his shelter in the woods as he talks with police Sgt. Mike Braley in Everett, Wash. As overdose deaths from opioids and heroin spiked the mayor of Everett took steps to tackle the epidemic devastating this working-class city north of Seattle. (Elaine Thompson / AP)
The manufacturer of the powerful painkiller OxyContin on Tuesday asked a judge to dismiss a novel lawsuit by a city seeking to hold the company financially responsible for a raging opioid epidemic sparked by illicit trafficking.

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