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Stories about law and politics in the Pacific Northwest, with many from KPLU's Law and Justice reporter, Paula Wissel.

Stories about law and politics in the Pacific Northwest, with many from KPLU's Law and Justice reporter, Paula Wissel.
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Stories about law and politics in the Pacific Northwest, with many from KPLU's Law and Justice reporter, Paula Wissel.

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@KPLU

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Washington State Moves Forward With Licensing For Marijuana Research

8/25/2016
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Licenses for scientific research on marijuana could soon be available in Washington state, despite strict federal rules about research on the drug. Under the new state license, labs could grow pot for scientific study. Reporter Melissa Santos wrote about this issue for The News Tribune in Tacoma, where she covers state government. She spoke with KPLU's Ed Ronco.

Duration: 00:03:12


Website Decodes Hospital Policy On Reproductive Rights, End-Of-Life Care

7/22/2016
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Washington state law protects reproductive rights, such as emergency contraception, but that doesn’t always mean you can go to your local hospital in an urgent situation and get what you need. Advocates hope a new website will help patients navigate the fine print. Two years ago, the state passed a rule requiring hospitals to post their policies on reproductive health and end-of-life care. But it's not always clear if procedures such as tubal ligation and vasectomies are available. The...

Duration: 00:01:21


Western State Hospital CEO Will Not Be Going To Jail, At Least Not On Wednesday

6/14/2016
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The CEO of Washington’s biggest state-run psychiatric facility will not have to report to jail on Wednesday. The case relates to a man awaiting...

Duration: 00:01:23


Advocates Say Sexual Assault Protection Orders Should Be Permanent in Washington

5/2/2016
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You might assume that if you go to court and secure a civil sexual assault protection order against an assailant the protection order will be permanent....

Duration: 00:01:21


A Conference Dedicated To Learning About Hate Crimes And How To Prevent Them

4/21/2016
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A conference solely dedicated to the topic of hate crimes is happening in Burien next week. The Hate Crimes Conference is being organized by a Seattle...

Duration: 00:01:33


Parents Wait To See If Criminal Charges Will Be Filed Over Their Son’s Death In Island County Jail

4/14/2016
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A year ago this month, a young man named Keaton Farris was found naked on the floor of his jail cell in Coupeville on Whidbey Island. He was dead. The...

Duration: 00:07:42


King County Enacts Changes Aimed At Cutting Down On The Number Of Juveniles Booked Into Detention

3/16/2016
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Last year, nearly 1,800 King County juveniles were booked into detention. Judges and attorneys say this can have a lasting, negative impact on a child.

Duration: 00:01:01


Report Finds Human Waste, Trash And Evidence Of Criminal Activity In Seattle's 'Jungle'

2/22/2016
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Massive amounts of human waste and trash, as well as dirty needles litter the green belt and dirt lots under and around a stretch of I-5 known as The...

Duration: 00:01:18


UW Law Students Get A Taste Of Pot Law

1/19/2016
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Marijuana laws in Washington are evolving. And pot is still illegal at the federal level, creating more uncertainty for businesses in states where it is...

Duration: 00:01:26


Western Washington University Student Pleads Not Guilty To Hate Crime Charges

12/11/2015
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A suspended Western Washington University student has pleaded not guilty to hate crime charges. 19-year-old Tysen Campbell appeared in Whatcom County...

Duration: 00:01:26


Seattle Racial Justice Groups Say Police Reform Is Too Slow

12/1/2015
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Police reform in Seattle isn’t happening quickly enough for some community groups in the city. The police department has been under a federal court...

Duration: 00:01:11


Transgender Man Successfully Challenges Health Insurer Over Denial Of Treatment Coverage

11/24/2015
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A transgender Seattle man has won his battle against an insurance company over his medical treatment. Anthony Bopp, who works in the produce section at...

Duration: 00:01:17


Wa. Appeals Court Says Ballard High Gunman Should Get New Sentencing Hearing

11/2/2015
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More than 20 years ago, a drive-by shooting outside Ballard High School in Seattle left 16-year-old Melissa Fernandes dead. The perpetrator, Brian...

Duration: 00:02:11


Theft At UW Leaves Human Rights Workers On Edge

10/21/2015
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The theft of a computer and hard-drive containing the names and stories of people who survived the war in El Salvador has human rights workers on edge....

Duration: 00:01:45


An Unlikely Advocate For Second Chances

9/14/2015
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The deed that landed Paul Rivers in jail for the rest of his life wasn’t a murder, it was stealing $330 from an espresso stand in Seattle’s University...

Duration: 00:01:32


Sex Trafficking Lawsuit Against Backpage.com Can Move Forward

9/3/2015
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The Washington Supreme Court has ruled a lawsuit against Backpage.com can move forward. The lawsuit alleges Backpage was complicit in the sex...

Duration: 00:00:45


Washington State Sues Feds Over Hanford Tank Worker Safety

9/2/2015
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Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced a lawsuit Wednesday against the U.S. Department of Energy and its contractors over worker...

Duration: 00:01:04


No Charges Against Officer In Olympia Skateboard Shooting

9/2/2015
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The Olympia police officer who shot two African-American brothers during a confrontation in May will not be criminally charged. That was the...

Duration: 00:00:48


Could Marysville-Pilchuck High School Have Prevented Last Year's Deadly Shooting?

8/31/2015
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Could Marysville-Pilchuck High School have done more to prevent the deadly shooting there last year? The attorney representing the victim's families...

Duration: 00:01:29


Tacoma's 'Project Peace' Aims To Improve Police Relationship With Community

8/25/2015
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The City of Tacoma has launched a program to improve the relationship between police and the community. Project Peace will involve a series of meetings...

Duration: 00:01:24

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