by Will James, Kari Plog, and Lilly Ana Fowler
(This article was previously published by KNKX and has been reprinted with permission.)
Three Tacoma police officers have been charged with felonies in the March, 2020, killing of Manuel Ellis, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Thursday — after multiple investigations into a case that has set off protests and resulted in changes in statewide police accountability laws.
Ferguson charged Officers Christopher Burbank and Matthew Collins with second-degree murder and Officer Timothy Rankine with first-degree manslaughter.
Continue reading Three Tacoma Police Officers Charged in the Killing of Manuel Ellis
by Chetanya Robinson
While a plan from the Trump-appointed Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to cut funding to the U.S. Postal Service and slow mail service has been put on hold until after the November election, local elected officials are still acting out of concern that ballots won’t be counted.
Attorney General Bob Ferguson is leading over a dozen states in a lawsuit alleging DeJoy’s changes could undermine the election, and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-Seattle) supported legislation to beef up the Postal Service, calling the service delays an attack on healthcare, democracy, workers, and small businesses.
“When a person votes by mail or any other way, it’s a love letter to democracy,” said Gov. Jay Inslee during an August 18 press conference announcing Ferguson’s lawsuit. “Trump has said he’s going to rob the bank of democracy.”
Continue reading Despite Concern From Local Politicians, King County Elections Is Confident Ballots Will Be Counted
by Ryan Phelan
(This article was originally published on The Seattle Globalist and has been reprinted with permission)
A federal judge on Tuesday ruled against the Trump administration’s attempts to include a citizenship question in the 2020 census in New York.
Continue reading Census Citizenship Question Blocked in Federal Court
By Kelsey Hamlin
Following the release of President Donald Trump’s executive order popularly referred to as the “Muslim ban,” the nationwide airport protests that followed, and an emergency rally and march at Westlake Park in Seattle, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Monday morning that he’s filing a lawsuit against Trump, the Department of Homeland Security, and “highly-ranking Trump officials” regarding the executive order. Continue reading BREAKING: Attorney General Bob Ferguson Brings Trump to Court