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UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019

Pitched battle: Robert Kraft attorneys fire back at prosecutors

Two attorneys for New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft are accusing prosecutors of misconduct in his misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution case. Alex Spiro and William Burck fired back Wednesday, one …

UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019

Prosecutors accuse Robert Kraft’s lawyers of lying in court

Two of Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s defense attorneys are being accused of lying by prosecutors in his solicitation of prostitution case. The Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office filed a …

Craig Mason: Government needs to support quality of life, not induce crime

We need to re-direct the crime-causing resources of our prohibitions, and re-direct the resources toward controlling and institutionalizing those who cause harm.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019

Patriots owner Robert Kraft denies charges of soliciting prostitute

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is denying misdemeanor charges of soliciting a prostitute. But police in Jupiter, Florida, say Kraft was twice videotaped in a sex act at a …

100 years ago in Spokane: Police raid Wobblies ‘secret headquarters’

Police raided a “secret headquarters” of the Industrial Workers of the World (the Wobblies) in Spokane’s Mohawk Building, and four Wobblies were arrested. One of the men was John Grady, …

UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018

New evidence of prostitution, sex trafficking revealed after investigators search Spokane area massage parlors

Court records say authorities found more evidence of sex trafficking and prostitution after raiding a trio of Spokane massage parlors two weeks ago.

Spokane massage parlors under investigation for prostitution, human trafficking

A pair of Spokane-area massage parlors employing only Chinese workers is under investigation for promoting prostitution, human trafficking, practicing without a license and money laundering.

100 years ago in Spokane: City health officer backs plan to create internment camps for prostitutes

Spokane’s city health officer favored a proposal under consideration by the U.S. Congress which called for interning “immoral women” for the duration of the war. The legislation called for them …

Eye on Boise: After legislative drafting error, governor declined to transfer $27.5 million to road projects

When lawmakers started delving into the budget proposal that Gov. Butch Otter has made for next year, they got a surprise: Though they passed a bill last year to split …

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017

Spokane Valley ‘wedding crashers’ linked to drug, prostitution operation

A Spokane Valley couple who allegedly crashed a wedding in August, stole gifts and took a photo together at the reception – which later led to their apprehension and arrest …

Huckleberries: Rock hound was in right place at right time to save wandering girl

A hobbyist looking for those painted rocks that have been cropping up in Coeur d’Alene for the last year was in the right place at the right time last Thursday. …

Child sex sting in Tri-Cities nets 26 arrests over five days

Twenty-six men were arrested over the past five days for allegedly showing up at a Richland apartment intending to have sex with young girls and boys. The suspects nabbed in …

139 men arrested in Seattle prostitution sting

Authorities say Seattle police arrested 139 men in a weeklong prostitution sting.

Man robbed, handcuffed after responding to escort ad

Hillsboro police say a man was robbed and later fired upon after arranging to meet a prostitute though an online ad.

Strip club to pay $1.25 million to 13-year-old dancer

An Oregon strip club has agreed to pay $1.25 million to a dancer it employed when she was 13 years old.

Dozens of suspected human traffickers arrested in Europe

The European Union’s police agency says dozens of suspected human traffickers have been arrested in a continentwide operation targeting criminal gangs.

Child sex sting in Washington lands 3 arrests

Three Washington men have been arrested after they contacted an undercover agent who posed as a mother offering her underage children for sex.

Washington man sentenced for trying to pimp out 14-year-old

A Washington man convicted of trying to force a 14-year-old girl to be a prostitute has been sentenced to seven years and six months in prison.

UPDATED: Sat., May 27, 2017

Washington judge sentences 5 people involved in sex sting

Washington officials say five people involved in a prostitution sting at two Lakewood massage parlors have been sentenced.

Huckleberries: Branstetter’s history of the Silver Valley sex trade makes debut

Heather Branstetter’s book on the history of the Silver Valley sex trade makes its debut today. It does so with a thumbs up from the editor of the Shoshone News …

20 sex offense arrests made in Central Washington police say

Authorities say 20 sex offense arrests were made in central Washington during a two-day operation by local and federal agencies.

UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017

Seattle mayor drops re-election bid after sex abuse claims

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray on Tuesday dropped his re-election bid for a second term after four men claimed he sexually abused them when they were teenagers, claims vehemently denied by …

West Side residents among six accused of running prostitution ring

Six people have been charged with running what officials say was an organized prostitution ring.

Huckleberries: Wallace native’s book pulls back curtain on Silver Valley sex trade

Many in the Inland Northwest know enough about Wallace to snicker when the houses of prostitution are mentioned. Some can even name the last four houses to offer the sex …

Bills aim to halt legal sex between prostitutes and police

Michigan police would not legally be able to have sex with prostitutes anymore during undercover investigations under a bill advancing in the state Legislature.

To fight sex trafficking, Gov. Inslee lowers bar to clear prostitution convictions

A bill that would allow victims of sex trafficking to clear a prostitution conviction even if they’ve committed other crimes as a result of being trafficked was signed Tuesday by …

Seven men cited in Flathead County prostitution sting

Seven men received misdemeanor citations for responding to a fake online advertisement for prostitutes in northwestern Montana.

Ex-school superintendent pleads innocent to sex charge

A former Kennewick school superintendent has pleaded innocent to arranging to have sex with two girls at a hotel.

Oregon mayor, 71, accused of soliciting sex with 14-year-old girl resigns

The 71-year-old mayor of a southern Oregon town who was arrested and accused of setting up a meeting to have sex with a 14-year-old girl who was actually a police …

Ex-teacher caught in Snohomish County sex sting enters plea

A former Washington state middle school teacher who was arrested in an undercover sex sting operation has pleaded guilty to communicating with a minor for immoral purposes.