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June 12, 2013 at 4:12 PM

Poll finds most Washingtonians oppose lawsuit against florist

More than 60 percent of Washington residents oppose a lawsuit the state attorney general filed in April against a Richland florist after she refused to provide a floral arrangement for the wedding of a long-time gay customer, citing her religious faith, according to a new poll. The poll by Elway Research was commissioned by the Family…

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Comments | Topics: attorney general, Religion, Richland Florist

January 10, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Feds: Seattle-area pastor bilked 2 dozen for $1.6M

UPDATE: Anthony C. Morris‘ attorney, Jessica Riley of Seattle, tells The Associated Press he’s been cooperating and will plead guilty to both charges and that he hopes to repay as many of his victims as possible. From The Associated Press A Seattle-area pastor has been charged with bilking two dozen people out of at least $1.6 million. Anthony…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Religion, Renton, Seattle

December 7, 2011 at 4:48 PM

Fired Muslim workers sue Hertz

Twenty-five former Hertz employees at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport are suing the car-rental company, claiming it discriminated against them based on their religion, race and national origin when it fired them in October. Hertz initially suspended and then terminated the 25 Somali Muslim drivers after they refused managers’ requests to clock out for daily 10-minute breaks, during…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: employment, Hertz, Muslim workers