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Brightwater: A Model of 21st Century Infrastructure

Jared Green | Posted 07.15.2015 | Green
Jared Green

Imagine a wastewater treatment facility where people get married, amid 40-acres of restored salmon habitat with designed ponds and wetlands.

What's Next for Sex Trafficking in Washington State? Filmmaker Tim Matsui Shares How You Can Help

Claire Topalian | Posted 06.05.2015 | Impact
Claire Topalian

In The Long Night, director Tim Matsui follows the stories of seven people between fall 2012 and fall 2013, each story underscoring the real crisis of minors who are coerced into prostitution or drawn in due to desperate circumstances.

No Shelter: Counting the Homeless in Seattle

Mary Anne Mercer | Posted 04.06.2015 | Impact
Mary Anne Mercer

I was walking down a street in one of Seattle's toniest neighborhoods with my 25-year-old daughter and another young woman. We were part of Seattle/King County's One Night Count of the homeless, a massive effort to document the number of "unsheltered" persons on a random winter night.

Man Crashed Car Into Store To Steal Guns: Sheriff

AP | Posted 02.02.2015 | Crime

BURIEN, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a driver crashed into a Washington sporting goods store on purpose so he could steal guns, and then he tried to...

Here's What Happened When One County Invested Millions In An Employee Wellness Program

Pew's Stateline | Christine Vestal | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Alena Hall

Meet The Police Officer Who's Offering Prostitutes An Alternative To A Jail Cell | Alena Hall | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact

Deputy Andy Conner always knew that he wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps and enter law enforcement. But it wasn’t until he began patrolli...

Judge Strikes Down Part Of Minimum Wage Hike Measure

AP | Posted 12.28.2013 | Politics

SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state judge has struck part of the voter-approved $15 an hour minimum wage measure for airport workers in SeaTac. King ...

Woman Wins $975K Years After Giving Birth In Jail

AP | Posted 02.04.2012 | Crime

SEATTLE -- A woman has won $975,000 in a federal jury trial, 14 years after giving birth in a jail cell in Washington state. A jury agreed Friday on ...

2010 Census: Officials Worry Low Response Rate Is Form Of Anti-Government Protest

Houston Chronicle | Richard S. Dunham and Meredith Simons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"Contrary to historical trends," the Houston Chronicle reports, "some of the toughest challenges" facing the agency responsible for carrying out the 2...

Paul Schene, King County Deputy, Caught On Tape Punching, Kicking 15-Year-Old Girl (VIDEO)

AP | MANUEL VALDES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SEATTLE — A King County sheriff's deputy kicks a 15-year-old girl, slams her to the floor of a jail cell, strikes her and pulls her hair in violence...