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October 29, 2014 at 5:20 PM

U.S. Attorney’s Office appoints Election Day watchdog

Acting U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes has appointed a long-time federal prosecutor to oversee and investigate complaints of Election Day fraud. Assistant U.S. Attorney Arlen Storm has been appointed to the Western District of Washington’s Election Office and will be responsible for handling complaints of fraud or voter-rights abuses in consultation with the Justice Department headquarters in Washington,…

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October 16, 2013 at 9:25 AM

Olympic National Park closure tickets stand

PORT ANGELES (AP) — Clallam County Sheriff Bill Benedict and Port Angeles Police Chief Terry Gallagher asked U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan to dismiss the “closure violation” tickets issued to people who stopped at a trailhead Saturday at Olympic National Park. The tickets carry a $125 fine for visiting the park during the government shutdown The law enforcement…

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June 27, 2013 at 4:45 PM

Local man pleads guilty to hate crime after assaulting Sikh taxi driver

A 49-year-old Federal Way man pleaded guilty in federal court on Thursday to a hate-crime for a drunken assault on a Sikh cab driver last October. According to the documents filed in U.S. District Court, Jamie Larson said the attack was partly motivated by the driver’s turban. Larson had taken the cab to a Federal Way address…

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