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In this file photo, King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg talks to reporters at a press conference in 2009.
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Ross Reynolds speaks with King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg about why he decided not to bring felony charges against Seattle Police Officer Adley Shepherd.

Shepherd punched Miyekko Durden-Bosley, 23, in the face after she resisted arrest during a domestic violence call. Durden-Bosely sustained multiple fractures to her orbital socket.

A study says that iPhone's Siri program -- which can be used without hands or eyes -- is a huge distraction for drivers.
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The Washington Traffic Safety Commission is taking another run at an expanded distracted driving law. A proposed bill is sitting at the governor’s office now. The legislation would expand the current ban on texting or holding a handset to the ear to include touching a mobile device while driving.

Though the proposal addresses more of the ways people are interacting with their devices, it leaves out one major distraction:  Siri.

On Monday night, St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch delivered the news that police officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted in the shooting death of Michael Brown. And in an unusual move, the announcement was accompanied by the release of an enormous batch of evidence presented to the grand jury — including much-talked-about photos of Wilson, taken after he shot and killed Brown.

Workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in southeast Washington have been complaining of vapors from radioactive sludge for decades.

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Jeannie Yandel talks with King County budget director Dwight Dively about proposed layoffs at the Department of Public Defense.

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Marcie Sillman talks with King County public defender Matthew Pang about the implications of cutting 40 staff members from the King County Department of Public Defense. Pang is the president of the local SEIU chapter that represents public defenders in King County.

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Ross Reynolds speaks with Emily Cordo, legal director for Sexual Violence Legal Services at the YWCA, about the Washington Supreme Court's 6-3 opinion that the state cannot require defendants in rape cases to prove that their alleged victim consented in order to escape conviction.

Maine's Gov. Paul LePage says he will seek to legally force a nurse to undergo a 21-day quarantine after her return from West Africa, where she volunteered to treat Ebola patients.

The pay and treatment of top Northwest hockey players is the subject of a new class action lawsuit that commenced earlier this week in Canada.

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In a parked car, in a neighborhood near downtown, a driver passes a small brown paper bag of marijuana across the front seat. In exchange, the guy in the passenger seat hands over a wad of cash and quickly examines the contents of the bag. 

Courtesy of the group Move the Hut

Last week a superior court judge ruled that a so-called “view-killing” cabin in the Methow Valley must go.  UW Law Professor Robert Anderson says this is an unusual case for property law in Washington state and it affects all of us.

One the ringleaders of a sprawling West Coast drug and gun trafficking ring has been sentenced to 27 years in federal prison.

Marcie Sillman speaks with SeattlePI.com reporter Levi Pulkkinen about why King County Public Health officials decided to place an HIV-positive man under court supervision.

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Marcie Sillman talks with Marshall Clement, director of state initiatives at the Council of State Government's Justice Center, about his ongoing report on the state of Washington's prisons.

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Jenny Durkan, the U.S. Attorney for Western Washington, announced her resignation Wednesday, saying she felt the time was right to go.

Durkan spent five years as the region’s top law enforcement official, which she said was longer than she’d planned.

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