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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 11:22 a.m.

Ferguson has changed, but racial tension lingers nationally

Michael Brown’s death at the hands of a white Missouri police officer stands as a seismic moment in American race relations. The fledgling Black Lives Matter movement found its voice, …

Premera Blue Cross pays states $10 million over data breach

Premera Blue Cross, the largest health insurer in the Pacific Northwest, has agreed to pay $10 million to 30 states following an investigation into a data breach that exposed confidential …

Washington state sues over President Trump’s abortion policy

Washington state says it will sue to challenge President Donald Trump’s policy setting up new obstacles for women seeking abortions, days after the administration adopted it.

This lawsuit would protect Hanford workers from deadly vapors. Now there’s a settlement

A settlement agreement has been reached in a 3-year-old lawsuit filed by Washington state to better protect workers from chemical vapors at the Hanford nuclear reservation, state Attorney General Bob …

4 years after Ferguson, white prosecutor ousted by black man

Four years after the deadly police shooting that triggered racial unrest in Ferguson and helped give rise to the Black Lives Matter movement, a black city councilman scored an election …

Washington AG sues New York man, says he set up bogus charities here

The 60-year-old man, is accused of setting up six fake nonprofits here, and establishing similar bogus charities in eight other states, all using variations on the names for the United …

UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson vows to fight for Dreamers

When state Attorney General Bob Ferguson stopped in Yakima on Monday to discuss the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, he was surprised by the engagement he received from the …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 7:39 p.m.

Attorneys general, including Ferguson, sue Trump administration over water rule

Eleven Democratic state attorneys general on Tuesday sued President Donald Trump’s administration over its decision to delay implementation of an Obama-era rule that would have expanded the number of wetlands …

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 3:30 p.m.

Ferguson: Motel 6 gave info to feds

Washington’s attorney general is suing Motel 6, saying the budget hotel disclosed the personal information of thousands of guests to federal immigration authorities in violation of state law.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 11:04 p.m.

Washington state seeks to challenge 3rd travel ban

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson is asking a federal judge to lift his stay halting the state’s case against President Donald Trump’s travel ban.

Settlement in Michael Brown lawsuit was $1.5 million, attorney says

A federal judge on Tuesday approved a secret civil settlement of the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of Michael Brown over his 2014 fatal shooting.

UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 5:29 p.m.

Settlement reached in lawsuit over Michael Brown’s death

A federal judge on Tuesday approved a settlement in the wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the parents of Michael Brown, an unarmed, black 18-year-old, whose fatal shooting by a white police …

UPDATED: Sun., May 28, 2017, 9:24 p.m.

San Francisco courts test new approach to homeless crimes

Courts around the country tried to ease the burden of fines and fees in the wake of riots in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014 that brought attention to a torrent of …

Amy Goodman: Trump, Session unleashing police power

About Sessions, Stamper says: “He’s clearly in lockstep with his boss. … He is clearly an apologist for the worst kind of policing in this country.”

Feds shouldn’t back away from police reforms

Spokane isn’t under a consent decree, but the city did reach out to the Justice Department to help provide a credible review of the Police Department’s practices after the Otto …

Ferguson mayor who handled Brown shooting fallout re-elected

Ferguson, Missouri’s top elected official in the tumultuous 32 months since the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown won another three-year term Tuesday.

Ferguson, St. Louis voters consider body camera initiatives

Ferguson police have had body cameras since shortly after the killing of an unarmed, black 18-year-old, Michael Brown, by a white officer on the force. But 2

New video of events before fatal Ferguson shooting in film

A convenience store is disputing a new documentary’s claim that previously unreleased surveillance video suggests Michael Brown didn’t rob the store shortly before he was fatally shot by police in …

Federal trial over Michael Brown’s death pushed back to 2018

A federal lawsuit by Michael Brown’s parents over the 2014 police shooting death of their son in Ferguson, Missouri, now won’t happen until at least next year, though a judge …

Starbucks to open West Seattle store, provide youth job training

Starbucks plans to open a store in West Seattle’s White Center next year as part of the company’s nationwide initiative supporting economic development in low- to medium-income communities.

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Most dangerous place is close to home

Trump’s use of Oakland and Ferguson, both with high poverty rates and large African-American populations, is, of course, intended as a crude dog whistle to the angry white men he’s …

Veteran Miami officer named police chief in troubled Ferguson

A veteran Miami police officer with two decades of experience dealing with the media and community leaders will take over as Ferguson’s police chief, hoping to help the St. Louis …

Smart Bombs: Ringing in the new fears

How many do-overs do the conspiracy theorists get? If they were golfers taking mulligans, they’d never finish a round.

Smart Bombs: Homework on education needed

You can’t fully understand the complexities of funding basic education without reading the two bills the Legislature adopted to accomplish this constitutional mandate. ESHB 2261 and SHB 2776 were passed …

Police: Suspect shot near Ferguson rally critically injured

FERGUSON, Mo. — A suspect who authorities say opened fire on officers in Ferguson, Missouri, on the anniversary of Michael Brown’s death was critically wounded when the officers shot back, …

Holder: Shooter who targetted officers in Ferguson is ‘a damn punk’

FERGUSON, Mo. — With measured remarks and a conciliatory tone, police, political leaders and civil-rights activists on Thursday sought to tamp down tensions after two police officers were shot in …

UPDATED: Wed., March 11, 2015, 11:15 p.m.

Two police officers reportedly shot outside Ferguson Police Department

FERGUSON, Mo. — The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports two police officers have been shot outside the Ferguson Police Department.

Whitworth students hold diversity rally, poster campaign

A group of determined students used screwdrivers and metal stakes to jab holes in the frozen lawn at Whitworth University on Friday, an effort to resurrect a row of signs …

Protests continue over grand jury’s decision to not indict New York officer

Protesters around the country rallied for a third day Friday over a New York grand jury’s decision to not indict a white police officer in the chokehold death of an …

Shawn Vestal: True threat isn’t ‘other’; it’s those who fear others

What is the biggest threat to Spokane’s future? Politicians inciting riot? Profiteers destroying civil society? Ben Stuckart’s “dirty smear” on the Spokane Municipal Code, and the rest of the City …