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Family of unarmed man killed by police settles for $13M

The city of Lakewood, Washington, its police chief and two officers have agreed to pay $13 million to the family of an unarmed black man who was killed four years ago as he clutched his 4-year-old son following a four-hour standoff.

Owner of famed Seattle music venue site sues city

The owner of a building that houses an iconic Seattle music venue has filed a lawsuit against the city, claiming it failed to follow proper protocols when officials approved a measure aimed at preserving the site.

Family keepsakes tell the story of Japanese-American life in Yakima Valley

Like others in the Lower Yakima Valley’s Japanese community, the Hides enjoyed a close relationship with the Yakama Nation citizens from whom they leased land. When Japanese immigrants began coming to the Valley in the early 1890s, they cleared land, dug canals and worked on the railroad. But due to legislation collectively referred to as alien land laws, they could not own or lease land in most areas. The sovereign Yakama Nation, though, was not subject to those laws.

Coalition seeks to preserve, increase access to public lands

Less than a year ago Mitzi Schindele brought together a group of different outdoor recreation users and formed the Olympic Public Access Coalition who hope to keep the areas they explore open and accessible to the public.

Vancouver woman finds creative outlet to cope with mental illness

Harbaugh felt a tap on her shoulder and looked up. A young man asked her if she was OK, and if she needed help. She explained how she was feeling, and he told her he understood and gave her some money for food. His kindness gave her newfound strength. She says the interaction highlights the importance of reaching out to people who appear to be struggling.