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Judge restricts Robin Thicke’s contact with his son, ex-wife

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Colin Leis issued the temporary restraining order after Paula Patton also accused the singer of physically abusing her during their marriage, which ended in March 2015. She also said the “Blurred Lines” singer has traumatized her and her son by demanding visitation and refusing to leave her mother’s home last week.

Amended child support bill passes Washington Legislature

OLYMPIA – Obeying federal requirements to make state law conform to an international treaty on child support is forcing a special session in Idaho. But on Friday, legislation that allows Washington to meet those requirements was signed into law with little fanfare. The bill passed both chambers of the Legislature unanimously after Spokane Valley Republicans proposed amendments to ease concerns that Washington residents could somehow be subjected to Sharia law – the Islamic legal system based partly on the Quran – in conflict with the state and federal constitutions.

ID take note: WA child custody law signed

OLYMPIA – Obeying federal requirements to make state law conform to an international treaty on child support rulings is forcing a special session in Idaho. But on Friday, a bill that allows Washington to meet those requirements was signed into law with little fanfare.

Medical marijuana patient can get custody of daughter

Billy Fisher doesn’t have to choose between his 16-month-old daughter and the medical marijuana he takes to manage his chronic back pain. In a case that could have implications in custody cases for parents who are medical marijuana patients, a Spokane County Superior Court judge sided with Fisher and said the state can’t require him to take inpatient chemical dependency treatment as a condition of gaining custody of his young daughter.

Pullman councilman taken into protective custody

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Police took Pullman City Councilman Derrick Skaug into protective custody Wednesday after neighbors at his apartment complex reported he was throwing furniture off his deck, putting stickers on car windows and acting strangely.

Diabetic inmate dies after struggle in booking area

A diabetic man arrested by Spokane Police died while during booking this morning at the Spokane County Jail after he reportedly became uncooperative and jailers used a Taser and other force to detain him in a restraint chair.