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Immigrant Detainees in Wash. Continue Hunger Strike

Immigrant Detainees in Wash. Continue Hunger Strike

SEATTLE (AP) — An immigrant-rights attorney said Monday that detainees at the Northwest Detention Center in Washington state were being threatened with forced feeding if they continue their hunger strike. But federal officials say the step would have to be medically necessary and court-ordered.  Attorney Sandy Restrepo said she spoke on Monday with three detainees [...]
Advocates Welcome DREAM Law in Washington State  Immigration reform advocates in Washington state are hailing the signing of the DREAM Act which opens the door to financial assistance to young people who were brought to the country without documents as children by their parents.  Gov. Jay Inslee signed the bill on Feb. 26, making the state the fourth one in the [...]
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Wash. State Gov. Halts Death Penalty: ‘Too Many Doubts’OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday he was suspending the use of the death penalty in Washington state, announcing a move that he hopes will enable officials to “join a growing national conversation about capital punishment.” The Democrat said he came to the decision after months of review, meetings with family members [...]
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Border Patrol to Retrain Agents in Wash., Share RecordsSEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol will share records of every traffic stop it makes in Washington’s Olympic Peninsula for 18 months with immigrant advocacy groups as part of a settlement to a lawsuit that said agents were racially profiling people they pulled over. The agreement settles a lawsuit filed last year by the [...]
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Complaint: Civil Rights of Latinos Violated When U.S. Border Patrol Responds to 911 Calls  In one case, during a girl’s birthday party in Washington state, a mother dialed 911 and, using English, asked for an ambulance because another child had an accident. She gave her surname of Martinez. Medics, sheriff deputies and, to her surprise, U.S. Border Patrol agents, rushed to the scene. The agents reportedly asked party [...]
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Border Patrol Told to Stop Interpreting for Law EnforcementAcross the U.S. - Canada border, drivers complain that they are pulled over and questioned based over the way they look and without reasonable cause.
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Idahoans Will Mend Their Fences and Move OnOn Election Day – with a high voter turnout – Idahoans rejected three education reform laws passed by legislators in 2011, telling their representatives to go back to the proverbial drawing board. In what is often called “the reddest” of the red states – a state whose citizens previously approved a right-to-work law that restricts [...]
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In Seattle: A Haven and Hope for Kids on the StreetsSEATTLE ‒ The temperature is falling, and in Seattle, the leaves and rain are falling as well. Festive music fills storefronts, and there’s a buzz as the holidays approach and thoughts turn to home. But, for 22-year-old David – and more than 3 million other Americans who experience homelessness in a given year, including 1.3 [...]
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Idahoans Put Education Reform on the BallotCALDWELL, Idaho – Idaho, the Gem State, is one of the few places on earth where you can find the star garnet. In its raw form, Idaho’s state stone is rough and unassuming, its inner beauty unrecognizable. The same may be said of Idaho’s people. Which is why I believe Idaho is the perfect place [...]
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Beefed Up Border Patrol Devastates Northern CommunityFORKS, Wash. –  Oscar and Olivia, 10-year-old red-headed twins – his hair cut short, hers long down her back – browse through the shelves at the Forks branch library. They pause to pull out a book that catches their interest and add it to their pile. It’s dusk. The librarians are pushing chairs back under [...]
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