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Washington sheriff charged over confrontation with Black man

Oct. 19, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state attorney general on Tuesday filed two misdemeanor criminal charges against a county sheriff stemming from his confrontation with a Black newspaper carrier in January. Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer faces one count of false...

Washington AG: Facebook gave false info in campaign suit

Oct. 13, 2021 19:21 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson says a Facebook representative provided false testimony in a lawsuit that accuses the company of violating state campaign finance laws. The Seattle Times reports that in court filings the Democratic attorney...

Washington Supreme Court unanimously OKs tax on big banks

Sep. 30, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously upheld a new tax on big banks aimed at providing essential services and improving the state’s regressive tax system. The 1.2% business and occupation surtax — a tax added on top of other taxes —...

Firm to pay $2.6M, stop making false timeshare claims

Sep. 29, 2021 10:37 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A “timeshare exit” firm accused by the Washington state Attorney General’s Office of misleading customers must refund some of its former clients. The terms of a consent decree filed Tuesday in King County Superior Court say Reed Hein &...

Greyhound settles lawsuit over immigration sweeps on buses

Sep. 27, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Greyhound Lines Inc. will pay $2.2 million to settle a lawsuit over the bus line’s practice of allowing U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents to board its buses in Washington state to conduct warrantless immigration sweeps, the state attorney general said Monday....

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. ...