Washington News

Fatal Teen Shooting in Washington Settled For $2.25M

King County in Washington has agreed to settle a civil rights lawsuit for $2.25 million, an apology and a sheriff’s promise to pursue a new policy to be named after the teenage victim of a fatal police shooting. The settlement …

$3M Claim in Washington Against Shipper for Damage to Marina and Boats

The Port of Kalama in Washington has filed a claim against the owners and operators of a container ship it believes is responsible for damaging the marina and boats when it passed by at an excessive speed earlier this month. …

Washington Attorney General Sues Facebook Over Campaign Ads

Washington state is suing Facebook – again – for selling political ads without disclosing all necessary information about who’s behind them. Attorney General Bob Ferguson first sued Facebook over the issue in 2018, with the company agreeing to a $238,00 …

$8.5M in Washington Foster Care Sex Abuse Case

Washington state will pay two children $8.5 million after they claimed the state Department of Social and Health Services failed to protect them from sexual abuse by their foster parent. The children sued the agency in Snohomish County Superior Court …

Hospital in Washington Addresses Mold Infections, Deaths

Executives at a Washington state children’s hospital have found additional patient deaths from a mold infection after taking a closer look at their records. KING-TV reported Tuesday that Seattle Children’s CEO Jeff Sperring announced Monday that they looked at their …

Washington Fines Gun Insurance Company $100K for Illegal Policy Plans

The Washington insurance commissioner has fined a company $100,000 and barred it from selling insurance policies in the state after promising gun owners insured criminal activity. The Seattle Times reported that United States Concealed Carry Association, Inc. advertised the insurance …

Washington Family to Get Insurance Benefits from Line-Of-Duty Death

A new Washington state law has helped allow the family of a firefighter who died in the line of duty to collect insurance benefits from his death. The Longview Daily News reported that the law recognizes PTSD as an occupational …

Earthquake Warning App Coming to Washington Next Year

Washington state officials have announced an earthquake warning phone application is expected to be available for download October 2020. KING-TV reports that the app ShakeAlert was designed to send people an alert on how much time they have before earthquake …

Washington Joins Other States to Issue Flavored Vape Ban

Washington is joining several other states in banning the sale of flavored vaping products amid concern over the mysterious lung illness that has sickened hundreds of people and killed about a dozen across the country. Gov. Jay Inslee signed an …

College in Washington Fined $135K for Multiple Asbestos Violations

The Evergreen State College in Washington is facing more than $135,000 in fines for multiple violations related to asbestos and other safety issues around its Olympia campus. The Department of Labor & Industries has cited the college for 29 serious …