Transportation

Elections watchdog investigates complaint that Sound Transit’s email release was no accident

A Tacoma political consultant filed a complaint last week with the state’s Public Disclosure Commission after reading a Seattle Times story about Sound Transit’s disclosure of ORCA cardholders’ email addresses to the Mass Transit Now! campaign.

Eastside

DOJ: Vet’s Purple Heart lies cost government $752,000

Darryl Wright, a former Idaho National Guardsman, appeared for sentencing Thursday in U.S. District Court in Tacoma, where Judge Benjamin Settle said he wanted to hear additional testimony about Wright's mental health before issuing punishment.

Education

Bothell High teacher says he made up story of attack

In the shop teacher’s initial account, he woke up in a pool of blood with a zip tie around his neck after being struck unconscious from behind in the school’s wood shop. A fellow teacher later found him lying on the ground outside the classroom.

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