Follow us:

The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

Author archives

You are currently viewing all posts written by Beth Kaiman.

November 8, 2014 at 3:12 PM

Snohomish County to pay $600,000 to family of man tased by sheriff’s deputy

The Associated Press GOLD BAR, Snohohimsh County — Snohomish County has agreed to pay $600,000 to the family of a man who suffered a fatal heart attack in 2010 after he was shocked with an electric stun gun by a sheriff’s deputy. The Everett Herald reported Saturday that 25-year-old Adam Colliers died outside a Gold Bar home…

More

Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Adam Colliers, Snohomish County, Taser

October 16, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Robert Utter, former Washington Supreme Court justice, dies at 84

By Brad Shannon/The Olympian Former state Supreme Court justice Robert Utter, who had resigned in protest of the court’s handling of death penalty cases in 1995, died late Wednesday at the age of 84. The Administrative Office of the Courts announced the death, and a public service is planned. Utter served on the court for 23 years…

More

Comments | More in General news, Government | Topics: Robert Utter, Wsahington State Supreme Court

October 11, 2014 at 1:52 PM

State to toss speeding tickets written while cops sped past

The Wenatchee World WENATCHEE — State Patrol Chief John Batiste will throw away speeding tickets given near Cashmere earlier this week after his officers didn’t cite up to eight police officers — and the wife of another — who blasted through a speed trap Tuesday and Wednesday. “It was a matter of “simple fairness,” said Bob Calkins,…

More

Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: speeding tickets, Washington State Patrol

October 9, 2014 at 12:12 PM

State Supreme Court: Insurers must cover therapies to treat autism

OLYMPIA — Washington’s Supreme Court says health insurers must cover certain developmental therapies, such as those used to treat autism, if they’re medically necessary. The justices on Thursday unanimously rejected arguments from Regence BlueShield, which claimed that the state’s Mental Health Parity Act does not require coverage of neurodevelopmental therapies. Those can include speech, occupational and…

More

Comments | Topics: autism, neurodevelopmental therapy, Regence BlueShield

September 30, 2014 at 12:46 AM

Portland jury awards $562,000 to man beaten, shocked by police

The Associated Press PORTLAND — A jury in Portland has awarded more than $562,000 to a man who said in his lawsuit that city police beat and used a stun gun on him without provocation after stopping him for investigation of drunken driving. The Oregonian reports that jurors deliberated about 4 ½ hours before returning their…

More

Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: beating, Jason Cox, police

September 13, 2014 at 3:37 PM

Senior facility cited for blowing nesting birds out of vent

The Associated Press A senior housing facility in Seattle has been issued a $375 federal ticket for blowing nesting birds out of an air vent. The Senior Housing Assistance Group facility at Cedar Park in North Seattle faces a misdemeanor charge of taking, killing or possessing migratory birds, after a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agent said…

More

Comments | Topics: birds, Fish and Wildlife, nest

September 13, 2014 at 11:13 AM

Chinook spotted in upper reaches of Elwha River

The Associated Press PORT ANGELES — Olympic National Park says that for the first time in more than a century, chinook salmon have been spotted in the upper reaches of the Elwha River following the recent removal of two dams. Fisheries staff equipped with snorkels confirmed the presence of the three big fish above where the final…

More

Comments | More in General news | Topics: chinook salmon, Elwha Dam, Elwha River

September 10, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Inslee asks feds to reconsider aid for wildfire homeowners

Gov. Jay Inslee is asking the federal government to reconsider providing federal aid to people hurt by the state’s largest wildfire. Inslee said Wednesday that more homes were destroyed or damaged than initially thought. The governor wrote to President Obama, saying temporary housing assistance from the federal government is needed for a full economic recovery. He says hundreds…

More

Comments | More in General news, Government | Topics: disaster relief, federal aid, Gov. Jay Inslee

September 6, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Bainbridge Island hiker overdue from Olympic National Park

The Associated Press OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — Searchers are looking for a 64-year-old Bainbridge Island man who is two days overdue from a long hike in Olympic National Park. Park spokeswoman Barb Maynes said Saturday that Kelly Hall was scheduled to meet family Thursday at the end of a six-day, 39-mile trek in the northeast corner of…

More

Comments | More in General news | Topics: Bainbridge Island, hiker, Olympic National Park

Next Page »