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Judge won't dismiss case on wages of immigrant detainees

Oct. 9, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state's effort to force a privately run immigration jail to pay its detainees minimum wage for work they perform can continue after all, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Robert Bryan in Tacoma said last month that he intended to dismiss the case, and he invited...

Charge: Timber thieves started Olympic National Forest fire

Sep. 30, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say timber thieves were to blame for a fire in Washington's Olympic National Forest last year. An indictment unsealed Monday says Justin Wilke and Shawn Williams were trying to steal a big leaf maple tree in August 2018, but it had a bees nest. They decided to burn...

Judge plans to dismiss case on wages of immigrant detainees

Sep. 24, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A U.S. judge who previously ruled that Washington state could pursue its claim that immigration detainees must be paid minimum wage for work at a privately run, for-profit immigration jail said Tuesday he intends to reverse himself at the urging of the Trump administration. U.S. District...

Jury awards $17M to 3 plaintiffs in deadly Amtrak derailment

Sep. 13, 2019 9:19 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A federal jury has awarded three people who sued over a deadly Amtrak derailment in Washington state nearly $17 million for their pain and suffering. An eight-person jury in U.S. District Court in Tacoma decided Friday to award $7.75 million to Dale Skyllingstad, $7 million to Blaine...

Seager, Murphy, Vogelbach homer, Mariners rout Rangers 11-3

Sep. 1, 2019 8:24 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kyle Seager left Globe Life Park pretty much the way he arrived at the parl. Seager, Tom Murphy and Daniel Vogelbach hit home runs and the Seattle Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 11-3. Seager sealed the victory with a three-run homer against Taylor Guerrieri in the eighth inning. In...

Mariners manager: Hernández to rejoin rotation this weekend

Aug. 20, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Pitcher Félix Hernández will rejoin the Seattle Mariners' starting rotation this weekend. Manager Scott Servais made the announcement Tuesday. Hernandez has missed three months with right shoulder stiffness. He pitched 3-plus innings Monday night for Triple-A Tacoma in...