A man walks on a bridge above the Lewis Street underpass in downtown Pasco. Lewis Street goes under the railroad tracks that separate East Pasco from the rest of the city. The bridge created a physical barrier between the city’s segregated sections. (Amanda Snyder / The Seattle Times)
A man walks on a bridge above the Lewis Street underpass in downtown Pasco. Lewis Street goes under the railroad tracks that separate East Pasco from the rest of the city. The bridge created a physical barrier between the city’s segregated sections. (Amanda Snyder / The Seattle Times)
Local Politics

Voting-rights battle in Washington state raises allegations of diluting Latino votes

As new and proposed voting rules across the U.S. bring charges of disenfranchisement, a Washington county dominated by white conservatives and agricultural interests faces a lawsuit over an election system that allegedly disadvantages the Hispanic majority. VIEW

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