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UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 5, 2016

New rule addresses bathroom access for transgender people

OLYMPIA – A new rule in Washington state requires buildings open to the public to allow transgender people to use restrooms and locker rooms of the gender they identify with.


State officials: Companies offering health benefits must cover same-sex spouses

OLYMPIA – Businesses that offer health coverage to opposite-sex spouses must also offer it to same-sex spouses, state officials said Thursday. Insurance plans must offer equal coverage to all spouses. …


Fired officer’s settlement unleashes outcry, review

A controversial plan to rehire an alcoholic police officer fired after an off-duty drunken driving crash, and to give him back pay, has officials scrambling to explain the decision and …


Couple prevail in push for courthouse chairlift

The Ferry County courthouse is accessible to people with disabilities thanks to the tenacity of a St. Maries couple. Les and Mary Burton’s complaint last August to the Washington State …