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(Photo credit: Washington State Tourism/ Jim Poth )

Tacoma Man Deported For Human Smuggling

Immigration authorities have deported a Tacoma man who facilitated the smuggling of South Korean nationals into the United States

CBS Seattle–05/14/2014

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Hawaii Law Lets Police Have Sex With Prostitutes

Police say officers need legal protection to catch lawbreakers in the act.

03/20/2014

A teen girl rescued from a human trafficking ring after a police operation in Guatemala (Johan Ordonez/AFP/Getty Images)

Human Trafficking Bills Pass State Legislature

House and Senate leaders will meet to finalize legislation.

02/13/2014

The capitol building in Olympia (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)

Bill OKs Clearing Criminal Prostitution Records

The House has passed a bill that would allow those convicted of prostitution who committed the offense as the result of being trafficked to clear their records in Washington state.

CBS Seattle–02/03/2014