Nation Dec 13Washington governor announces billion-dollar plan for orca recovery
Gov. Jay Inslee is proposing major spending and a partial whale-watching ban in an effort to save the region's dwindling orca population.
Politics Jun 2617 states sue Trump administration over family separations
States, including New York and California, sued the Trump administration Tuesday to force it to reunite the thousands of immigrant children and parents it separated at the border, as pressure mounted to reconnect families more quickly.
Nation Jun 19Migrant mother recounts experience of being separated from her son in detention
As Blanca Orantes-Lopez sits in a federal prison south of Seattle, her son is in custody at a children's home across the country in upstate New York. She has no idea when she might see him again.
Nation Sep 07Trump’s travel ban shouldn’t include grandparents or extended family, 9th circuit court says
The unanimous ruling from three judges on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals also said refugees accepted by a resettlement agency should not be banned.
Politics May 16What’s next for Trump’s revised travel ban?
Two federal appellate courts have heard arguments over Trump's revised travel ban.
Nation Mar 15Federal judge in Hawaii puts Trump travel ban on hold
Hours before it was to take effect, President Donald Trump's revised travel ban was put on hold Wednesday by a federal judge in Hawaii after hearing arguments that the executive order discriminates on the basis of nationality.
Nation Mar 144 things to watch as Trump’s new travel ban heads to court
President Donald Trump's revised travel ban will be scrutinized in federal courtrooms across the country on Wednesday — the day before it is supposed to go into effect. More than a half-dozen states are trying to derail the executive order…
Politics Feb 28Airports, legal volunteers prepare for new Trump travel ban
Airport officials and civil rights lawyers around the country are getting ready for President Donald Trump's new travel ban.
Nation Feb 09A look at the judges who will rule on Trump’s travel ban
Three judges on the San Francisco-based 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will decide as soon as Thursday whether to immediately reinstate President Donald Trump's travel ban, which temporarily suspended the nation's refugee program and immigration from seven mostly Muslim countries…
Nation Nov 01Political groups are pouring millions into state Supreme Court races
Political groups view control of the high courts as essential to either defending or thwarting state laws.