ICE detained immigrant children in Washington state. New documents pierce its secrecy
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Report: WA law enforcement agencies still cooperate with ICE, despite state law banning practice
Local law enforcement agencies across Washington state have worked with federal immigration agents to detain undocumented immigrants, despite a state law banning such collaborations. That’s according to a new report from the University of Washington Center for Human Rights.
Seattle police chief fires two officers for actions at Capitol riots
A Seattle man pleaded guilty Friday to assaulting police at the January 6 riot and insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Meanwhile, Seattle also fired two of its own police officers who were found to be in attendance.
Misinformation could be behind trailing youth vaccinations in WA
Youth ages 12 to 17 years old are lagging behind when it comes to COVID-19 vaccinations. According to data from the Washington State Department of Health, the majority of eligible youth are not vaccinated so far.
Orcultural exchange: Orcas briefly visit Salish Sea after long absence
The Orca Behavior Institute says at least 50 whales from the J, K and L pods were seen heading south toward Eagle Point. But one is now presumed dead.
Tacoma detention center gets federal warning after chemicals impact detainee health
Since the start of the pandemic, immigrants and staff at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma have been trying to limit the spread of Covid-19 with meticulous cleaning. But those industrial cleaning products have led to complaints of headaches and sore throats among detainees. Now the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has stepped in.
WA issues new protections for outdoor workers following extreme heat wave
New emergency rules from the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries will soon require employers to provide shade from the sun and breaks for outdoor workers to cool down.
ICE detained a U.S. citizen at the Tacoma detention center. Now he's suing
According to court documents filed in Seattle's U.S. District Court on Friday, Carlos Rios had his American passport on him when he was picked up by federal immigration officials. Still, he was detained for a week at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, WA.
Cap Hill Pride Festival tells SPD to stay home
The Capitol Hill Pride festival plans to host a march and rally the weekend of June 26-27. This year organizers are asking Seattle Police to stand back.
Tech finally gets a path toward an entrepreneur program. Could Seattle benefit?
It’s not a start-up visa. But it’s the closest thing to it yet.