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U.S. Supreme Court Hears Yakama Nation Tax Case; Tribe’s Chairman Denied Entry Over Regalia

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday, Oct. 30 in a five-year-old case that questions the rights outlined in an 1855 treaty between the United States and Washington’s Yakama Nation. Yakama Tribal Chairman JoDe Goudy was denied entry to the court for wearing his traditional headdress. Continue Reading U.S. Supreme Court Hears Yakama Nation Tax Case; Tribe’s Chairman Denied Entry Over Regalia

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Berni, a nurse at Western State Hospital, shows where a patient bit off her earlobe during an assault in September. CREDIT: AUSTIN JENKINS

Western State Hospital Nurse Describes Violent Attack That Left Part Of Her Ear Missing

The attack on Berni that September evening was the third serious patient-on-staff assault at Western State Hospital in a two-month period. In August, two other members of the nursing staff had been pushed to the floor and stomped by patients, according to press reports and hospital administrators. One of the nursing staff who was attacked appeared so bloody that a coworker thought she was dead. Continue Reading Western State Hospital Nurse Describes Violent Attack That Left Part Of Her Ear Missing

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Washington State Supreme Court building in Olympia. CREDIT: TONY OVERMAN

‘Deep State’ Or Deep Sixed? The Washington Supreme Court Race That’s Getting Buried

Six years ago, Steven Gonzalez’s last name likely cost him votes in his first race for the Washington Supreme Court. He won nonetheless. Gonzalez is just one of three sitting Washington justices up for re-election this year. Justices Susan Owens and Sheryl Gordon McCloud are running unopposed after their opponents were bounced from the ballot because they were disbarred lawyers. Continue Reading ‘Deep State’ Or Deep Sixed? The Washington Supreme Court Race That’s Getting Buried

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This photo from Hanford shows where workers observed steam from one of the PUREX plant tunnels Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. CREDIT: US DEPT. OF ENERGY

Hanford Workers Get ‘All Clear’ After Shelter Indoors Order During Tunnel-Filling Operation

Officials at the Hanford Nuclear Site ordered workers to stay indoors Friday morning as a precaution. They discovered steam rising from an unexpected part of a tunnel filled with highly contaminated waste. By mid-day, officials had announced they found no contamination. Continue Reading Hanford Workers Get ‘All Clear’ After Shelter Indoors Order During Tunnel-Filling Operation

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