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October 14, 2014 at 8:54 AM

Mayor Ed Murray’s former press secretary files $1M discrimination claim

A former press secretary for Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says she was subject to discrimination and has filed a claim with the city demanding no less than $1 million in damages. Rosalind Brazel, 42, was Murray’s first press secretary after the mayor took office in January but was replaced in March after being involved in a couple of public snafus, including More

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September 23, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Light-rail tunnel partnership sued by black laborers

  Eight laborers have signed onto a lawsuit filed against the companies that contracted to handle Sound Transit’s Capitol Hill Tunnel project, saying they were given menial jobs and dismissed after less than a month because they are black. Traylor-Frontier-Kemper (TFK) won the $314 million contract to build a pair of 21-foot diameter transit tubes from Husky Stadium…

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Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: class-action lawsuit, discrimination, laborers

March 9, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Newspaper sued over rental ad prohibiting children

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon state labor agency has sued a weekly Junction City newspaper over a rental ad that prohibited families with children. The lawsuit filed against The Tribune News is seeking $59,500 in damages, The Register-Guard reported. The ad, which ran once each in 2010 and 2011, offered a three-bedroom apartment above…

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Comments | More in General news, Government | Topics: children, discrimination, funeral home

January 26, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Bullied student reaches $100,000 settlement with Aberdeen schools

The Aberdeen School District has agreed to pay $100,000 to a former student who said he endured severe and persistent harassment throughout junior high and high school and that school officials were made aware of it but did nothing to end it. The district reached the settlement with Russell Dickerson III, now 20, who is African…

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