ACLU http://kuow.org en ACLU's Alison Holcomb Shares Pot Advice With The United Nations http://kuow.org/post/aclus-alison-holcomb-shares-pot-advice-united-nations <p></p><p>David Hyde talks with <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Alison Holcomb, </span><a href="https://aclu-wa.org/">ACLU of Washington</a>'s criminal justice director, <span style="line-height: 1.5;">about her recent trip to the United Nations.</span> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 22:29:33 +0000 David Hyde & Hannah Burn 31055 at http://kuow.org ACLU's Alison Holcomb Shares Pot Advice With The United Nations Lawsuits Charge 'Ag-Gag' Laws Violate Free Speech http://kuow.org/post/lawsuits-charge-ag-gag-laws-violate-free-speech <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/03/031814JR_AgGagLawsuit_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>A lawsuit led by the ACLU is challenging Idaho's brand new, so-called “ag-gag” law aimed at stopping undercover animal rights activists from making videos of abuse at farms and slaughter houses.<p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 12:04:38 +0000 Jessica Robinson 30835 at http://kuow.org Lawsuits Charge 'Ag-Gag' Laws Violate Free Speech Washington ACLU Director Reflects On 37-Year Career http://kuow.org/post/washington-aclu-director-reflects-37-year-career <p>Ross Reynolds talks with Kathleen Taylor, executive director of the <a href="https://www.aclu-wa.org/">ACLU of Washington</a>, about her long career advocating for civil liberties and free speech. Tue, 04 Feb 2014 00:12:09 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Andy Hurst 28125 at http://kuow.org Washington ACLU Director Reflects On 37-Year Career How To Sentence Juvenile Killers? State Supreme Court Weighs 1988 Case http://kuow.org/post/how-sentence-juvenile-killers-state-supreme-court-weighs-1988-case <p>Two men convicted in the grisly slaying of an elderly couple when they were teens could get parole if the state Supreme Court rules in their favor. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 18:32:35 +0000 Patricia Murphy 23660 at http://kuow.org Border Patrol To Share Records About Olympic Peninsula Traffic Stops http://kuow.org/post/border-patrol-share-records-about-olympic-peninsula-traffic-stops <p>Civil rights attorneys in Seattle will get reports of all US Border Patrol traffic stops on the Olympic Peninsula for the next 18 months.</p><p>That&rsquo;s one of the settlement terms announced Tuesday in a lawsuit that alleged agents racially profiled people they pulled over.</p><p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 16:52:16 +0000 Liz Jones 20937 at http://kuow.org Border Patrol To Share Records About Olympic Peninsula Traffic Stops Debate Over Catholic Health Care Expansion In Washington State http://kuow.org/post/debate-over-catholic-health-care-expansion-washington-state <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong>Last year the secular Swedish Medical Center stopped performing elective abortions after affiliating with a Catholic health care provider, Providence Health &amp; Services. Now some organizations in Washington state are calling for a moratorium on similar contracts between secular, publicly funded hospitals and religious providers. They fear patients in the state could see a reduction in access to services.</p><p>What happens when faith and health care mix? Should the state do anything about it? Ross Reynolds talks with Peter Adler, senior vice president and chief strategy officer for Catholic provider Peacehealth, and Kathleen Turner, head of the ACLU of Washington.</p><p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 18:51:23 +0000 the conversation with ross reynolds 14302 at http://kuow.org Debate Over Catholic Health Care Expansion In Washington State Supreme Court Decision Revives Washington State Debate Over DNA Collection http://kuow.org/post/supreme-court-decision-revives-washington-state-debate-over-dna-collection <p>A legislator in Washington state says she will revive a bill that would make it easier for police to collect DNA samples. That’s in the wake of a US Supreme Court ruling Monday. The five-to-four ruling upheld a Maryland law that allows police to collect DNA samples at the time of arrest from people who are charged with certain violent crimes or sex offenses.</p><p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 15:52:51 +0000 Deborah Wang 14259 at http://kuow.org Supreme Court Decision Revives Washington State Debate Over DNA Collection ACLU Calls For Moratorium On Washington Hospital Alliances http://kuow.org/post/aclu-calls-moratorium-washington-hospital-alliances <p>The <a href="http://www.aclu-wa.org/">ACLU</a> is asking Governor Jay Inslee to call for a moratorium on hospital mergers and affiliations for six months.&nbsp; Many of these partnerships involve faith-based health care providers. The ACLU, along with ten other local organizations, sent a <a href="http://aclu-wa.org/sites/default/files/attachments/Hospital%20Mergers%20Ltr%20to%20Gov.pdf">letter</a> to the governor saying they’re worried that these mergers will hurt patients in the long run. Mon, 03 Jun 2013 23:50:22 +0000 Ruby de Luna 14252 at http://kuow.org Hiding In Plain Sight: How Human Trafficking Takes Place Right Under Our Noses http://kuow.org/post/hiding-plain-sight-how-human-trafficking-takes-place-right-under-our-noses <p>Slavery. When we hear that word, we often think of it as something in the distant past. But an underground network of human cargo thrives right under our noses.</p><p>Today, we hear the first in<a href="http://www.wgbhnews.org/underground-trade-boston-bangkok"> a special series</a> on human trafficking. We'll start small, as police bust up a prostitution ring in a small Boston town. It's a story that could have happened anywhere. Here in Seattle, police busted a similar ring two years ago.</p><p>Boston investigative reporter Phillip Martin wanted to go deeper than the breaking stories of busts and find out what's beneath the surface. As he began unraveling the story, it took him all over the globe. Over the next couple of weeks, we'll follow him from Boston to Thailand to China and back, and over that period we'll discover that these stories of prostitution rings are part of a much larger story. It's a story that links two different kinds of men: the western man who believes Asian women are more willing to please, and the kidnapper who transports young girls across Southeast Asian borders.</p><p><strong>Full list of stories from <em>KUOW Presents</em>, June 3:</strong> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 20:15:52 +0000 Producer 14230 at http://kuow.org Hiding In Plain Sight: How Human Trafficking Takes Place Right Under Our Noses How Are You Being Watched? http://kuow.org/post/how-are-you-being-watched <p></p><p>You are under surveillance when you go online. The information gatherers include the government, advertising companies and brokers who sell your data. Christopher Soghoian, chief technologist for the national ACLU,&nbsp;explains that the constantly updating world of technology has&nbsp;&nbsp;also changed the government's ability to&nbsp;spy Internet communications and mobile telephones.&nbsp;&nbsp; Mon, 03 Jun 2013 19:04:54 +0000 Kara McDermott 14229 at http://kuow.org How Are You Being Watched? Federal Judge Lets Veterans For Peace March In Auburn Parade http://kuow.org/post/federal-judge-lets-veterans-peace-march-auburn-parade <p></p><p>US District Chief Judge Marsha Pechman said Veterans for Peace must be allowed to march in the Auburn Veterans Day parade Saturday. She called Auburn’s policy a textbook violation of the First Amendment.</p><p>The city of Auburn’s Veterans Day parade is one of the largest in the country. It started during the Vietnam War. The group Veterans for Peace started marching in the parade during the Iraq war. They hold signs saying “bring the troops home.”</p> Sat, 10 Nov 2012 01:48:21 +0000 Amy Radil 3373 at http://kuow.org Federal Judge Lets Veterans For Peace March In Auburn Parade