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Kittitas County Sheriffs Deputy Ryan Thompson CREDIT: Kittitas County Sheriff's Office

CWU Creates Scholarship To Honor Former Campus Officer, Kittitas Deputy Killed In Line Of Duty

Deputy Ryan Thompson — Rhino to his friends — was shot and killed March 19 during a shootout in the town of Kittitas, east of Ellensburg. His memorial service drew thousands of law enforcement officers, community members and students to pay their respects. Now the CWU Alumni Association and campus police want to pay it forward. Continue Reading CWU Creates Scholarship To Honor Former Campus Officer, Kittitas Deputy Killed In Line Of Duty

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Jail cell in Cowlitz County, Washington. CREDIT: AUSTIN JENKINS/N3

Report Says Locking Up Mentally Ill, Drug-Addicted People Results In Jail Deaths

The practice of locking up people who are chronically sick, mentally ill or drug addicted in under-resourced city, county and regional jails in Washington is resulting in inmate deaths and a failure to “treat all people humanely, respectfully, and safely,” according to a new report by the statewide nonprofit law firm Columbia Legal Services. Continue Reading Report Says Locking Up Mentally Ill, Drug-Addicted People Results In Jail Deaths

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In this still image from a vide, detainees are loaded onto a Swift Air charter flight at King County International Airport (Boeing Field) in Seattle. COURTESY OF UWCHR/ALEX MONTALVO AND WADII BOUGHDIR

Yakima And King County Airports Risk Funding Loss If They Don’t Cooperate With ICE

Seattle’s Boeing Field and the Yakima Air Terminal have a choice: Let Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) flights land at the airport or risk future money from the government. It started in April when King County Executive Dow Constantine issued an order to rid Boeing Field of ICE flights. Continue Reading Yakima And King County Airports Risk Funding Loss If They Don’t Cooperate With ICE

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Rich Isaacson, seen in his backyard in Pentagon City, Va., wrote his thesis on gravitational waves and says he always thought their existence would be proved sometime during his career. But he didn't realize that trying to see them would become his career. CREDIT: Ryan Kellman/NPR

How A ‘Singular Hero’ Helped Start A New Physics Field And Made A Big Wave Near Hanford

Imagine spending 40 years and more than a billion dollars on a gamble. That’s what one U.S. government science agency did. It’s now paying off big time, with new discoveries about black holes and exotic neutron stars coming almost every week LIGO, with one observation facility near Hanford, Wash. Continue Reading How A ‘Singular Hero’ Helped Start A New Physics Field And Made A Big Wave Near Hanford

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