Judge Rules Washington State Lawmaker Records Subject To Disclosure

A coalition of news outlets have won a partial victory in a public records lawsuit against the Washington Legislature. In a ruling Friday morning, a judge in Thurston County said lawmakers are subject to the state’s public disclosure law.

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A federal lawsuit has been filed over the shooting of 20-year-old Tommy Le last June by King County Sheriff's Deputy Cesar Molina in Burien.  

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"Stein, some women spend money on shoes and jewelry.  I buy pots."  And Nancy Leson has the cookware to prove it.

Courtesy of the Pierce County Sheriff's Department

A procession and a memorial service for Pierce County Sheriff's Deputy Daniel McCartney will be held Wednesday near Tacoma.

McCartney, 34, was fatally shot while responding to a burglary in Frederickson on Jan. 7. 

A quartet of young companies from the Seattle area have raised tens of millions of dollars by tapping into a hot tech trend. They've invented new virtual currencies and sold digital coins to the public.

These token sales are largely unregulated and are sparking increasingly frequent government warnings.

A ban on bump stocks has passed out of a Washington state Senate committee. But it faces an uncertain future.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is pushing for lawmakers to impose a tax on carbon emissions this year. But at a Senate public hearing Tuesday, some asked for more support for people disproportionately affected by the tax.

The opioid crisis is front and center at the Washington Legislature this week. On Monday, lawmakers heard testimony on three bills aimed at preventing and treating opioid addiction and reducing overdose deaths.

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UPDATED Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 4:15 P.M. with a statement from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Federal authorities have begun deportation proceedings against a Washington activist known for criticizing the government's immigration enforcement efforts. 

Maru Mora Villalpando told reporters Tuesday that on Dec. 20 she received a certified letter ordering her to appear before an immigration judge in Seattle. The notice said a court date would be set later.

Victims Of Las Vegas Shooting Testify On Gun Legislation In Olympia

Jan 16, 2018

Hundreds of people crowded hearing rooms in the Washington state Capitol Monday to testify on proposed gun control legislation. Among other things, lawmakers are looking to ban so-called bump stocks which allow firearms to fire faster.

Two more Pacific Northwest athletes are heading to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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Camilo Estrada of The New Triumph
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The New Triumph's Dynamic Grooves

"It's not loud, it's more... dynamic" percussionist Ricardo Guity told our studio audience as The New Triumph prepared to launch into their soulful, rhythm-heavy live session. It wasn't loud, but it was passionate and dynamic. The Seattle septet pulses with the universal rhythms found in Latin, African and American soul music. Camilo Estrada, the band's leader, and main songwriter came to jazz later in life, with a youthful love of funk obviously contributing to his music today. Estrada...

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Christian McBride and part of the SRJO sax section.
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Christian McBride And The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra In Concert

The Grammy-winning world-renown bassist Christian McBride was guest soloist with the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra in the season finale in June. The concert at Kirkland Performance Center was recorded for radio and highlights will air on Jazz Northwest on 88.5 KNKX on Sunday, July 2 at 2 p.m. Pacific, also streaming at knkx.org . Christian McBride has played with dozens of top artists including Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Wynton Marsalis, Diana Krall and Joshua Redman to...

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