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CONTENT MENTIONING/INVOLVING THIS SOURCEAudio , News Story Ashley Gross
KPLU News (local NPR, Puget Sound region)
June 29, 2015
The recent Supreme Court ruling on housing discrimination has Washington state legal aid lawyers cheering.
Washington state jails the most young people for noncriminal offenses because of a law passed decades ago. Now even the parents of the victim that helped pass the law say it has gone too far.
Blog Post Katara Jordan
July 22, 2015
We can't expect kids to succeed in school when they don't have a home. Here's how to combat student homelessness.
Feature Dylan Walsh
August 10, 2015
The juvenile justice system was designed to “hide youthful errors from the full gaze of the public.” But the extra penalties attached to these sentences have ruined many lives.
Op-Ed Helen Halpert
November 30, 2015
It’s not uncommon that the parents cannot be found or won’t take back their children, leading to at-risk youth being held in detention centers.
News Story Seattle Times
December 12, 2015
A group of Seattle organizations will launch a campaign Monday for city legislation banning landlords from automatically rejecting prospective tenants with criminal records.
News Story Daniel Beekman
January 19, 2016
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is asking a new task force to help the city decide how to reduce barriers to housing for people with criminal records.
Op-Ed Alex Bergstrom, Rhona Taylor
March 3, 2016
Sending inmates back to prison in the wake of the state Department of Corrections computer glitch contradicts the spirit of granting everyone a “second chance.”
News Story Daniel Beekman
April 19, 2016
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is asking the City Council to extend civil-rights protections to people paying rent with government subsidies and other alternative sources of income.
State Supreme Court rejects Benton County’s collection of court fees from woman’s disability paymentsKristin M. Kraemer
Tri-City Herald (WA)
September 22, 2016
This Benton County case is expected to be cited by prosecutors and judges in the future when addressing a person’s present or future ability to pay.
News Story Elizabeth Grossman
National Public Radio (NPR)
December 9, 2016
Aguilar and Martinez are challenging this labor law exemption in Washington by filing a class-action lawsuiton behalf of all agricultural workers in the state.
News Story Ana Sofia Knauf
August 30, 2017
Hospitals across Washington State are not providing struggling individuals and families adequate access to charity care, according to a new report from Columbia Legal Services.
News Story Sara Bernard
October 25, 2017
Columbia Legal Services filed a lawsuit against the county, alleging violations of due process.
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