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Family sues over police death of Manuel Ellis in Tacoma

Sep. 17, 2021 22:01 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The family of Manuel Ellis, a Black man who died while being restrained by Tacoma police officers who have since been charged criminally, has filed a federal lawsuit over his death. Attorneys for Ellis’ sister, Monet Carter-Mixon, and mother, Marcia...

Biden slammed for challenging nuclear workplace health law

Sep. 16, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Officials in Washington state are upset the Biden administration is challenging a law making it easier for workers who become ill at a former nuclear weapons production site to be compensated. The Supreme Court will likely decide in the next few...

Appeals court overturns ruling against Value Village

Aug. 18, 2021 08:08 AM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state appeals court has overturned a 2019 ruling that found Bellevue-headquartered thrift chain TVI Inc., which operates Value Village and Savers, had misled customers by deceptively marketing itself as a charity. Washington Attorney...

Washington mandates vaccine for state, health care workers

Aug. 09, 2021 20:40 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Most state workers in Washington, as well as hundreds of thousands of private health care and long-term care employees, will be required to show proof of vaccination for COVID-19 by Oct. 18 or face losing their jobs, Gov. Jay Inslee announced Monday. ...

Tacoma cop disciplined for officers not using bodycams

Jul. 27, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Tacoma, Washington, police lieutenant in charge when officers responded to Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer’s altercation with a Black newspaper carrier has been disciplined for his and other officers’ failures to turn on their body cameras. ...

Experts: Spend opioid settlement funds on fighting opioids

Jul. 21, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

As a $26 billion settlement over the toll of opioids looms, some public health experts are citing the 1998 agreement with tobacco companies as a cautionary tale of runaway government spending and missed opportunities for saving more lives. Mere fractions of the $200...

Washington AG rejects opioids settlement, wants trial

Jul. 21, 2021 19:41 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Wednesday said he has formally rejected the state's proposed part of a $26 billion settlement with the nation's three largest drug distribution companies and drugmaker Johnson & Johnson related to the opioid addiction and...

Prosecutors: Fatal police shooting of Black man justified

Jul. 13, 2021 20:12 PM EDT

HAZEL DELL, Wash. (AP) — A Clark County deputy who shot and killed a Black man during a traffic stop in southwestern Washington acted justifiably and shouldn’t face criminal charges, a panel of prosecutors said. Five Washington state prosecutors wrote Tuesday that the...

Purdue Pharma exit plan gains steam with OK from more states

Jul. 08, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma’s plan to reorganize into a new entity that helps combat the U.S. opioid epidemic got a big boost as 15 states that had previously opposed the new business model now support it. The agreement from multiple state attorneys general, including...

Children of Native American man shot by Poulsbo police sue

Jul. 02, 2021 00:30 AM EDT

SUQUAMISH, Wash. (AP) — The children of a Native American man killed by police in Washington state two years ago are suing, saying his death was unnecessary. Stonechild Chiefstick, a member of Montana’s Chippewa Cree tribe who had close ties to the Suquamish Tribe in...