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City workers not playing by Seattle's parking rules

City workers not playing by Seattle's parking rulesVehicles owned and operated by City of Seattle agencies regularly overstay posted time limits on paid parking spots.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
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Guardians often key to protecting vulnerable adults

Guardians often key to protecting vulnerable adultsOwen Anderson is one of a growing population of seniors at risk of being conned by criminals or less-than-ethical businesses.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Bank 'break-ins' show need to update WA foreclosure law

Bank 'break-ins' show need to update WA foreclosure lawConsumer advocates say lenders are walking a fine legal line when they hire property preservation contractors.
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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King County court moves to close DNA loophole

King County court moves to close DNA loopholeIn the wake of a KING 5 investigation, the courts in King County are changing their procedures.
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Good to Go! passes fail in certain cars

Good to Go! passes fail in certain carsGood To Go Account holders say they're getting slapped with extra fees all because the passes they have don't work.
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Booze-for-perks scheme alleged at Seattle tunnel site

Booze-for-perks scheme alleged at Seattle tunnel siteAllegations of unprofessional and unsafe behavior by some workers on the Seattle tunnel project were reported to the Washington State Department of Transportation last month.
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  • 1 month, 4 weeks ago
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State spends millions on convicted teachers retirements

State spends millions on convicted teachers retirementsState spends millions on convicted teachers retirements
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  • 1 month, 4 weeks ago
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Location of many 911 calls not quickly available

Location of many 911 calls not quickly availableEven emergency calls made from GPS-enabled phones can't always be located.
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  • 2 months ago
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Bill would crack down on Home Detention lapses

Bill would crack down on Home Detention lapsesBill would crack down on Home Detention lapses
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  • 2 months ago
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Girl who filed suit against Children's: 'I tried to kill myself'

Girl who filed suit against Children's: 'I tried to kill myself'21-year-old Quincie Ball says she was abused by another patient in the hospital's psychiatric ward.
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  • 2 months ago
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Could Seattle's history crumble in building boom?

Could Seattle's history crumble in building boom?As Seattle's building boom takes off, is the city doing enough to protect its stock of historical buildings?
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  • 2 months ago
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'Aiden's Bill' aims to boost protections for endangered kids

'Aiden's Bill' aims to boost protections for endangered kidsLaw would hold DSHS more accountable in cases where an endangered child is harmed.
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  • 2 months ago
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High-tech cars could be vulnerable to hackers

High-tech cars could be vulnerable to hackersSome experts warn that we need to think of cars more like we think of laptops and smart phones – vulnerable to hackers.
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  • 2 months, 1 week ago
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Senior citizen says guardianship left her 'absolutely broke'

Senior citizen says guardianship left her 'absolutely broke'Washington state's system for taking care of vulnerable adults drained one woman's life savings.
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  • 2 months, 1 week ago
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Even with crime spike, jails have empty beds

Even with crime spike, jails have empty bedsDespite a spike in property crimes in Western Washington, county jails have plenty of empty beds.
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  • 2 months, 1 week ago
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Hanford releases plan for dealing with toxic vapors

Hanford releases plan for dealing with toxic vaporsAction by WRPS follows KING 5 series on worker safety problems at the former plutonium production site.
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  • 2 months, 1 week ago
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King Co. moves to ensure convicted criminals submit DNA samples

King Co. moves to ensure convicted criminals submit DNA samplesDNA is a proven tool for solving crimes. But King County hasn't been holding convicted criminals accountable when they fail to provide a sample.
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  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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SPD to test rape kit backlog

SPD to test rape kit backlogThe Seattle Police Department announced a major change in how it will handle evidence collected from rape victims.
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  • 3 months ago
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Homes for vets charity under scrutiny (June 6, 2014)

Homes for vets charity under scrutiny (June 6, 2014)The Tacoma charity featured in a March 2014 KING 5 story is under scrutiny from two government agencies over its treatment of veterans in need of housing assistance.
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  • 3 months ago
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Pot farms next door a 'complete shock' to neighbors

Pot farms next door a 'complete shock' to neighborsHow would you feel about a pot growing operation moving in next door or across the street from your home?
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  • 3 months ago
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Parents claim school covered up sex abuse

Parents claim school covered up sex abuseParents in Puyallup say their children with special needs may have been assaulted on campus, but they were never told.
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  • 3 months, 1 week ago
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Lawmaker: Law must change for rape victims

Lawmaker: Law must change for rape victimsOn Wednesday a group of lawmakers in Olympia heard testimony before a house public safety committee on a proposed law that would require timely testing of rape kit evidence.
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King County backs off plan to 'catch and release' felons

King County backs off plan to 'catch and release' felonsKing County backs off plan to 'catch and release' felons
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  • 3 months, 1 week ago
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Rape evidence ignored by police departments statewide

Rape evidence ignored by police departments statewidePolice are holding thousands of rape kits they've never sent to the state lab for testing. That has victim advocates calling for change.
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  • 3 months, 1 week ago
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$1 million verdict in case over surgical wire left in toddler (Dec. 19, 2013)

$1 million verdict in case over surgical wire left in toddler (Dec. 19, 2013)A King County jury found a Swedish Hospital physician was negligent when he left a surgical guidewire inside the vein of a young boy he treated for dehydration in August 2011.
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  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
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King Co. readies catch-and-release policy for many felony suspects

King Co. readies catch-and-release policy for many felony suspectsUnder a new policy that will take effect next month, King County jailers will turn away many felons accused of non-violent crimes.
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  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
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Veterans take homeless housing program to court

Veterans take homeless housing program to courtVeterans looking for a way out of homelessness say they were misled by a Tacoma nonprofit that promised them a way to repair their credit and buy a home
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  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago