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Despite Supreme Court Ruling, activists fight youth incarceration in King County
No New Youth Jail Coalition members send Valentines to King County officials asking them to reconsider funding priorities
Seedy side of Seadrunar: Drug rehab center accused of neglect, exploitation
Public records reveal that Seattle facility was accused of neglecting children and clients in its care.
Legislation targets missing and murdered indigenous women epidemic
Savanna’s Act co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA); Washington ranks among highest in nation
Washington indigenous communities push for action to address violence against women
A new law seeks to strength data collection on missing and murdered indigenous women.
Impact of transgender military ban unknown for local personnel
A week after the Supreme Court ruling, active-duty service members remain uncertain about their future.
Samoan community reacts to fatal police shooting
Following the death of Iosia Faletogo, community leaders brainstorm creation of cultural home.
Elder abuse cases are on the rise in Washington
Local agencies and geriatric care managers aim to increase public awareness about the epidemic.
Puget Sound prepares for the big one
Three years after an alarming report made national headlines, locals are quietly preparing disaster.
Washington rejects carbon fee
I-1631 campaign organizers say they will continue pushing for a cleaner future.
Incarcerated and infirmed: How Northwest Detention Center is failing sick inmates
Inadequate medical care plagues immigrants at facility, but ICE claims otherwise
Immigrant youth vulnerable to abuse in Puget Sound area centers
Federally-funded facilities struggle to maintain health and safety of minors stuck in limbo
Washington AG’s deal grants mobility to fast food workers nationwide
Seven fast food chains have agreed to end no-poaching policies that economists say cause wage stagnation.
Straw ban leaves disabled community feeling high and dry
Although disabled people are exempted from Seattle’s new law, the impacted community says that businesses haven’t gotten the message.
Legislators and activists seek solutions to farmer suicides
Agricultural workers end their own lives at a higher rate than workers in any other profession.
Head tax repealed By Seattle City Council
After pressure from big businesses, city leaders cave on their plan to fund homeless services.
Seattle City Council plans to repeal head tax
Less than a month after passing the controversial measure to fund homeless services, the councilmembers appear to have gotten cold feet.
Medical providers push back against Title X’s new anti-abortion provisions
Local organizations react to the Trump administration’s proposed restrictive rule changes.
Seattle passes head tax on large businesses to fight homelessness
The measure decreases the original proposal by 45 percent, leaving some to question if it’ll raise enough to do the job.
Olympic National Park Goat Management Plan includes lethal removal
Animal rights organizations oppose killing non-relocated goats, but officials say it will be a last resort.