Cops laugh about “probable cause on four legs” but the damage to innocent lives is real.
The Washington Supreme Court Just Decriminalized Simple Drug Possession. Legislators Shouldn't 'Fix' the Overturned Law.
The court said criminalizing unknowing possession violates the right to due process.
A proposed wealth tax would collect 97 percent of its revenue from famous billionaires.
The move is similar to what's known as a "reverse FOIA" lawsuit, which forces the requester to go to court to defend his right to access public records.
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The difference implies that the virus is much less deadly than it looks, but it also makes contact tracing a daunting challenge.
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The sooner everyone else recognizes those limits, the sooner we can shift to policies that balance public health and economic freedom.
A comparison with other states finds "no statistically significant long-term effects" on violent or property crime rates.
The latest findings highlight the irrationality of banning legal e-cigarettes that deliver nicotine.
"It is illegal for employers in Washington to refuse to hire qualified potential employees because the employer perceives them to be obese."
Bills introduced in Montana, Florida, and Washington would either ban or restrict plastic straws.
What's actually demeaning is thinking you know what's best for an entire group of people.
The conservative justices listed a key factor preventing them from hearing the case.
Gov. Jay Inslee, who intends to run for president, made the announcement on Friday.
A ballot initiative that took effect this week bans sales to adults younger than 21.
A favorite prohibitionist theme is refuted by reality.
Jessica Ortega repeatedly told deputies that her boyfriend threatened to kill her. She died following their negligence.
Very little carbon reduction, lots of political patronage.
According to the court, "The death penalty is invalid because it is imposed in an arbitrary and racially biased manner."
The officer is now under internal investigation. Some want a citizen review panel, but the chief thinks that would be "problematic."
Washington State told to revisit ruling against Arlene's Flowers.
Everett, Washington, continues to wage war against scantily clad "bikini baristas."
Politicians push for a "Cascadia line."
The FCC's December order repealing net neutrality preempted sates from reimposing regulations.
The measure would also require officers to render first aid directly after shootings and undergo new training.
Motel 6 sued for passing names along to ICE.
President Trump seems to think so.
The cost overruns do not reflect well on the agency's ability to complete a $54 billion project on time and on budget.
A group of coffee industry workers sues Everett, Wash. over city's new anti-bikini ordinances.
Some would rather have overdoses than risk "destigmatizing" addiction.
Never trust the sticker price on billion dollar rail projects.
The alleged fraud highlights the ways in which the controversial program has failed to help outsider candidates.
A textbook case of good intentions gone awry
A program intended to empower voters has instead funneled public money to most organized and funded campaigns.
...and put up a parking garage