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Lawsuit: Feds Retaliating Against Hunger Strikers

Two legal groups are suing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, saying it is retaliating against immigrant hunger strikers at a Washington detention center by placing them in solitary confinement — something the agency denies.

CBS Seattle–04/03/2014

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ACLU Report: Pot Charges Plummet In Washington

A primary backer of Washington’s legalization of marijuana is reporting a massive drop in pot possession charges last year.

CBS Seattle–03/19/2014

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Some On No-Fly List Claim They’re Deprived Of Due Process Rights

Thirteen people say their placement on the no-fly list deprives them of their due process rights, while lawyers defending the U.S. government say explaining such placement would involve classified information and endanger national security.

03/18/2014

Portland Airport Sued Over Anti-Logging Ad

A conservation group and the American Civil Liberties Union have sued to get an advertisement against federal logging legislation placed at Portland International Airport.

CBS Seattle–09/27/2013

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Alaska Personnel Board Makes Gay Partners ‘Family’

Same-sex partners of state employees will be considered as immediate family under action taken Thursday by the Alaska State Personnel Board.

CBS Seattle–09/19/2013

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ACLU, Wash. File Lawsuits Against Florist For Denying Gay Couple Wedding Flowers

The American Civil Liberties Union in Washington state has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Kennewick gay couple denied service at a flower shop.

04/18/2013

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Oregon Lawmakers Considering Bills To Regulate Use Of Drones To Ensure Privacy

As the nation debates the use of drones to hunt terrorism suspects abroad, Oregon lawmakers are considering legislation that would regulate how drones could be used here.

03/20/2013

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Study: WA Spent $200M on Pot Enforcement

As voters in Washington consider whether to legalize and tax marijuana for recreational use, a new study has estimated what pot prohibition cost statewide last decade: more than $200 million.

08/28/2012

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ACLU Sues Border Patrol Over Traffic Stops

The ACLU filed a lawsuit Thursday against the U.S. Border Patrol seeking to bar agents from making traffic stops, saying people are being pulled over and questioned “without reasonable suspicion.” The lawsuit stems from tensions between immigrants and the expanded presence of Border Patrol agents in Washington state’s Olympic Peninsula, which doesn’t share a land border with Canada.

04/26/2012

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Friend Me? Prospective Employers Want Your Facebook Username, Password

Since the rise of social networking, it has become common for managers to review publically available Facebook profiles, Twitter accounts and other sites to learn more about job candidates. But many users, especially on Facebook, have their profiles set to private, making them available only to selected people or certain networks.

03/20/2012