The Washington State Supreme Court ruled Thursday that three girls can sue online marketplace Backpage.com over claims that they were sold as prostitutes on the site. Marcie Sillman talks to Jason Amala, a lawyer representing the victims, about the ruling and what it means for Backpage.com.
Since 1976, 1,413 people have been executed in the United States. That number rose steadily through 1999, when 98 people were executed. Last year, 35 people were put to death.
Can there be justice in the imposition of capital punishment? Humanities Washington hosted a deeper discussion of issues surrounding the death penalty at The Royal Room in Columbia City on May 27, 2015.
Ninety-seven large wildfires have burned on 1.5 million acres across Oregon and Washington this season. Of those fires, 43 were started by lightning. At least 12 were human-caused, but dozens more remain under investigation.
A federal judge has thrown out Tom Brady's four-game suspension over his role in "deflategate."
The suspension was handed down by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after attorney Ted Wells found that employees of the New England Patriots deflated footballs to make them easier to grip. Goodell said Brady likely knew about the scheme.
Brady appealed Goodell's decision in federal court, and today, he prevailed.