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.
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.