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WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder is recognizing the marriages of more than 1,000 same-sex couples in Utah that took place before the Supreme Court put those unions on hold.
Rex Newport faces seven charges in connection with a series of alleged sexual encounters with intoxicated women dating back to 2011. Newport remains on administrative leave from the Colville Police Department.
Two Spokane Valley businessmen with a history of consumer complaints about their credit card processing company are now accused of running a scam.
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday that the Justice Department is opening a new front in the battle for voter protections, a response to the Supreme Court ruling that he said dealt a major setback to the Voting Rights Act.
VIENNA — The head of the U.N. drug watchdog agency is urging U.S. federal officials to challenge ballot measures in Colorado and Washington that decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana for adults 21 and over.
A convicted child rapist who also preyed on prostitutes and used to work as a “stunt man” in sexually explicit movies likely will spend the rest of his life locked up as a violent sex predator, a Spokane jury decided Wednesday. James A. McMahan, 51, of Spokane, was described by authorities as having a mental abnormality that makes him likely to reoffend if he is released from state custody. The state attorney general’s office asked that he be indefinitely confined under civil commitment statutes designed to keep sexually violent predators off the streets after they’ve completed their prison terms.
A convicted child rapist who also preyed on prostitutes and used to work as a “stunt man” in sexually explicit adult movies likely will spend the rest of his life locked up as a violent sex predator, a Spokane jury decided today.
Democrat Jay Inslee and Republican Rob McKenna will continue their battle for the job of Washington’s chief executive for at least another day. Ballots tallied Tuesday night gave Inslee a lead of about 50,000 votes out of 1.8 million counted, leaving the race too close to call. With as many as half of the ballots still to be counted, Inslee has 51.3 percent of the votes to McKenna’s 48.7 percent. McKenna leads throughout Eastern Washington, including Spokane, where he has nearly 19,000 more votes than Inslee. But Inslee is leading in King County and most other counties that touch Puget Sound. Both were confident of eventual victory.
SEATTLE – The two men competing to be Washington’s next attorney general are co-workers, but that’s about as much similarity King County Councilmen Reagan Dunn and Bob Ferguson will admit to sharing. Dunn, a Republican, and Ferguson, a Democrat, have been trying to draw differences for months in their quest to succeed incumbent Rob McKenna, the GOP’s candidate for governor.
OLYMPIA – The Democratic candidate for state attorney general is being accused of violating TVW broadcast rules by using the government cable channel’s footage in his latest commercial. The commercial for Bob Ferguson, which only appears on the Internet, features a brief video clip of his opponent, Republican Reagan Dunn, challenging a Ferguson allegation about poor attendance at King County Council meetings.
WASHINGTON — The House has approved a precedent-setting resolution to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal contempt of Congress. It was the first time a sitting Cabinet member has been held in contempt.