Health Sep 13U.S. vaping illness alarms Canada as country prepares to allow legal sales
No illnesses have yet been reported north of the border, but they are monitoring the situation closely, and British Columbia’s top health official says it’s just a matter of time before symptoms are reported in Canada.
Nation Aug 23DOJ says immigration facility shouldn’t have to pay minimum wage
A lawsuit seeks to force the detention center operator to turn over profits it gained by underpaying them — an amount that could reach into the millions.
Nation Aug 01Alleged Capital One hacker barely bothered to hide
The 33-year-old former Amazon software engineer accused of hacking Capital One made little attempt to hide her attack. In fact, she effectively publicized it.
Nation Jul 30Capital One data breach compromises personal info from 100 million applications
Paige A. Thompson was charged with a single count of computer fraud and abuse in U.S. District Court in Seattle.
Nation Jul 02Judge blocks Trump policy keeping asylum-seekers locked up
U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman ruled Tuesday that people who are detained after entering the country to seek protection are entitled to bond hearings.
Nation Jun 28Judge weighs new U.S. policy keeping asylum seekers locked up
A federal judge in Seattle on Friday will hear a challenge to a new Trump administration policy that would keep thousands of asylum seekers locked up while they pursue their cases, instead of allowing them to be released on bond.
Nation Jun 20Appeals court allows Trump abortion rules to take effect
More than 20 states and several civil rights and health organizations challenged the rules in cases filed in Oregon, Washington and California. But a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco called the rules…
Nation May 21Washington becomes 1st state to allow composting of human remains
Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation Tuesday making Washington the first state to approve composting as an alternative to burying or cremating human remains.
Politics Apr 25U.S. judge in Washington state blocks new Trump abortion rule
Judge Stanley Bastian in Yakima blocked new Trump administration rules that could cut off federal funding for health care providers who refer patients for an abortion.
Nation Jan 17Microsoft pledges $500M to tackle Seattle housing crisis
As the tech industry Microsoft brought to the region has boomed with the expansion of Amazon and other companies, the cost of housing has soared.