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Washington AG Asks Court to Order Immediate Worker Protections at Hanford

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson has asked a federal court to immediately order the U.S. Department of Energy and its contractor, Washington River Protection Solutions, to implement enhanced safety and vapor monitoring measures in the aftermath of more than 50 …

Judge Tells Washington Woman to Repay $25K in Workers’ Comp Scam

A Washington woman injured in a robbery at her workplace pleaded guilty this week to felony theft. Yurizan Cuevas, 33, of Federal Way, reportedly worked full time as a nanny while claiming she was too disabled to work Cuevas was …

Washington Doesn’t Do Enough to Protect Schools from Quakes: Report

More than 380,000 students in Washington state live in earthquake-prone areas and attend schools built before seismic construction standards were adopted statewide, according to a Seattle Times report. The newspaper, analyzing state data, also reported that more than 31,000 students …

Day Care Worker at Washington Center Charged with Child Molestation

An Auburn, Wash. man has been charged on allegations that he engaged in sexual conduct with two 4-year-old girls at a Renton day care center where he worked. The 21-year-old suspect was charged this week with child molestation and communicating with …

BurialInsurance.org- an Integrated Approach to Shop for and Receive Burial Insurance

Seattle, WA, June 15, 2016- Seabend Inc, a full service final expense agency disrupting the industry is changing the way people shop for and are sold, Funeral Insurance. Seabend owns www.burialinsurance.org and is helping thousands of consumers each month become …

Washington Judge OKs Mobile Home Lawsuit Settlement

A Grant County judge has given preliminary approval to a settlement in a class action lawsuit filed by mobile homeowners against their landlord in central Washington. The lawsuit alleges that Royal Coachman Mobile Home Park, in the town of Royal …

Washington Cyclist Gets $400K Payout After Being Struck by Councilwoman

A bicyclist who collided with former Seattle City Councilwoman Sally Clark as she drove to a speaking engagement is being paid $400,000 under the terms of a settlement. The Seattle Times reported that the city is on the hook for …

Washington Workplace Deaths in 2015 Fell to Near-Historic Low

Workplace deaths in Washington fell to a near-historic low in 2015, according to a Department of Labor & Industries report. Last year there were 58 work-related deaths in the state, 18 fewer than in 2014, and L&I data shows only …

Small Temblor Strikes Northwestern Washington

A minor earthquake hit northwest Washington state on Tuesday morning. The U.S. Geological Survey and the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network reported that the 3.5-magnitude temblor hit at 11:06 a.m. in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Washington. It was about …

Washington Port to Pay $16M to Injured Worker

The Port of Bellingham in Washington has been ordered to pay $16 million to an Alaska ferries employee who was injured while operating a faulty loading ramp at the port’s cruise terminal. The Seattle Times reported that a federal jury …