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September 25, 2013 at 1:44 PM
OLYMPIA (AP) — Birth parents who placed their child for adoption on or before Oct. 1, 1993, must notify the state Health Department if they want to remain anonymous.
A new law that takes effect next July will open access to birth records.
Birth parents can choose to share personal information or keep it confidential by filing a form that can be downloaded from the Health Department website.
Starting in July, some people who were adopted before Oct. 1, 1993, will be able to request their birth certificate without going to court.
April 19, 2012 at 10:05 AM
The Associated Press
YAKIMA — A 33-year-old Toppenish woman has been sentenced to three years and a day in prison for her fourth try at eluding police and driving under the influence.
The Yakima Herald reports Shawntay Dull also was placed on five years of probation Tuesday for her guilty pleas to charges of attempting to elude police and DUI.
The conviction stems from a chase in March that lasted 28 minutes and topped speeds of 100 mph.
Troopers eventually flattened two of the suspect’s tires with spike strips, slowing her down, then a pursuing trooper bumped the car, causing it to spin out.
Dull’s sentence resulted from a change in state law that increased the penalty when other lives are in danger because of a police chase.
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