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State Fines Cascade Natural Gas $1M Over Safety Violations
State Fines Cascade Natural Gas $1M Over Safety Violations
State Fines Cascade Natural Gas $1M Over Safety Violations
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Cascade Natural Gas has agreed to pay $1 million to settle allegations it broke state and federal pipeline safety rules. The Washington state Utilities and Transportation Commission approved the settlement Monday. Under the agreement's terms, the company could be fined an additional $1...
Hispanic Man Wins $1.85M Judgment Over Racial Abuse on Boat
Hispanic Man Wins $1.85M Judgment Over Racial Abuse on Boat
Hispanic Man Wins $1.85M Judgment Over Racial Abuse on Boat
SEATTLE (AP) — Attorneys for a Hispanic man who worked on an Alaska fishing boat say he has won a $1.85 million settlement against his former employer, Seattle-based Alaska Longline, after he was subjected to relentless racial harassment. The Seattle Times reports 37-year-old Francisco Miranda and other Hispanic crew members were called "dirty Mexicans" and other racial epithets by the c
Settlement Reached in Death of Spokane Bicyclist
Settlement Reached in Death of Spokane Bicyclist
Settlement Reached in Death of Spokane Bicyclist
SPOKANE  (AP) — The family of a 15-year-old Spokane boy has reached a settlement with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office a week before their wrongful death lawsuit was set for trial. Ryan Holyk was killed while riding his bicycle late at night on May 23, 2014, when he was struck by a speeding sheriff's patrol car...
Nurses at St. Joseph in Tacoma Get $5 Million Settlement
Nurses at St. Joseph in Tacoma Get $5 Million Settlement
Nurses at St. Joseph in Tacoma Get $5 Million Settlement
TACOMA (AP) — Nurses at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma will receive $5 million in back pay after CHI Franciscan Health agreed to a settlement regarding meal and rest breaks. The News Tribune reports that under the settlement, announced by the Washington State Nurses Association, the hospital will create a "block break relief" system, which ensures nurses have uninterrupted breaks, a
Neglect Case of Disabled Teen Reaches $5 Million Settlement
Neglect Case of Disabled Teen Reaches $5 Million Settlement
Neglect Case of Disabled Teen Reaches $5 Million Settlement
SEATTLE (AP) — A judge has approved a $5.5 million settlement in a case against the state for the neglect and abuse of a disabled teen. KOMO-TV reports the Department of Social and Health Services was accused of failing to remove Heather Curtis from her caretakers in North Bend after receiving several reports of neglect...
Clallam County Reaches Public-records Settlement With Couple
Clallam County Reaches Public-records Settlement With Couple
Clallam County Reaches Public-records Settlement With Couple
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — Clallam County officials have reached a settlement with a couple who sued for public records in 2014, after officials discovered documents that should have been provided earlier. The Peninsula Daily News says the proposed settlement with Scott and Elizabeth Lange will cost the county about $550,000...
Yakama Nation to Get $7.2 Million in Lawsuit Settlement
Yakama Nation to Get $7.2 Million in Lawsuit Settlement
Yakama Nation to Get $7.2 Million in Lawsuit Settlement
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — The Yakama Nation will soon get $7.2 million as part of a settled class action lawsuit involving hundreds of tribes. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the $940 million settlement was approved in an Albuquerque, New Mexico, district court and finalized by the Obama Administration, ending 25 years of dispute over insufficient payments to tribal agencies. ...

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