Politics

Accord reached on SPD accountability measures

After months of wrangling and last-minute talks, Mayor Ed Murray, Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole and the Community Police Commission agreed in principle Monday on long-delayed police-accountability legislation.

Environment

After mercury ruling, scrutiny of Obama climate rules grows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sweeping pollution limits at the center of President Barack Obama's climate change plan are facing increased scrutiny in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling that showed that the justices aren't afraid to thwart perceived overreach by Obama or his Environmental Protection Agency. The high court's ruling undermined Obama administration regulations targeting...

Health

Texas abortion providers study whether clinics could reopen

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Abortion providers cheered a move by the U.S. Supreme Court to temporarily block part of a Texas law that would have closed more than half the state's 19 remaining abortion clinics. Now they are studying whether it could also allow them to reopen some previously shuttered facilities and whether that would...

Marijuana

Tacoma man charged for pot on Amtrak in Montana

KALISPELL, Mont.  — A Washington state man faces drug charges after he reportedly claimed two bags containing 12 pounds of marijuana from the Amtrak station in Whitefish. The Daily Inter Lake reports (http://bit.ly/1g2ojK5 ) 21-year-old Marquise J. Constantino of Tacoma pleaded not guilty Thursday to felony drug possession with intent to distribute. Charging documents say...

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