RICHLAND -- A florist targeted by two lawsuits for refusing to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding has filed her own lawsuit against Washington state, claiming the state is violating her religious beliefs.
Date: 05/16/2013 | Northwest
EVERETT -- Anyone who believes that concerns about race relations are often suppressed or ignored might be glad to know that some local groups are not shying away from discussing the topic.
Date: 04/29/2013 | Local News
WASHINGTON -- Adding his voice to his party's recent quest to broaden its minority appeal, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, a potential Republican presidential hopeful in 2016, told an audience at a historically black university on Wednesday that his party "has always been the party of civil rights and...
Date: 04/11/2013 | Nation & World
Below we review 18 prominent gun measures in Congress over the past 10 years and cite how present members of the Washington delegation voted. Three newly elected members of the House of Representatives -- Democratic Reps. Suzan DelBene (1st District), Derek Kilmer (6th District) and...
Date: 04/07/2013 | Need to Know
Student told to open page to aid official's bullying probe
Date: 03/13/2013 | Local News
There were many moments of wonder and awe for Snohomish County residents who attended the second inauguration ceremony of President Barack Obama.Edmonds native Heidi Bennett and her younger brother Jeremy, however, probably had the best seats.As performers who...
Date: 01/22/2013 | Local News
HeralEVERETT -- The Snohomish County and state human right commissions have planned a joint public meeting Thursday to discuss human rights issues and concerns in Snohomish County.
Date: 01/21/2013 | Local News
In the wake of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., gun shows like those regularly held at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe are coming under increasing scrutiny.
Date: 01/20/2013 | Local News
EVERETT -- The Rev. Alvin Moore is still working out his speech for Everett's 27th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration this Sunday.
Date: 01/18/2013 | Local News
Angela Davis expands on Martin Luther King Jr.'s message
Date: 01/18/2013 | Local News
Camille Nguyen and Fatima Sallah are way too young to remember.As teens, their knowledge of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. comes from history classes, books and vintage news footage.
Date: 01/16/2013 | Local News
Viewpoints: 'War on terror' shouldn't crush civil liberties
Date: 01/13/2013 | Commentary
NEW YORK -- A Vietnam veteran and retired airline pilot arrested after giving the finger to a police officer can sue police for malicious prosecution, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday as it reversed a lower-court judge who found the actions of officers reasonable.
Date: 01/03/2013 | Nation & World
Marriage equality and legal pot use took effect the same day. Yes, Washington made history last week with two new laws.
Date: 12/09/2012 | Local News
LAKE STEVENS -- A Snohomish County man has filed a civil rights lawsuit against Lake Stevens and two of the city's police officers, alleging that he was unlawfully arrested at home last year, the day after one of the off-duty officers threatened to cite him for reckless driving while in the city of...
Date: 12/08/2012 | Local News
DETROIT -- Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions was declared unconstitutional Thursday by a deeply divided federal appeals court, six years after state voters said race could not be an issue in choosing students.
Date: 11/15/2012 | Nation & World
CHICAGO — His home in Washington is for sale. His wife says he'll come back to work only when a doctor approves. He vowed to return to the campaign by Labor Day, and then didn't.Election Day is five weeks away, and Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. remains out of sight.
Date: 09/29/2012 | Nation & World
Snohomish County is a safe and comfortable place -- for all of us.Agree or disagree?That's the gist of questions on a survey just launched by the Snohomish County Commission on Human Rights. The topic is also a conversation starter.
Date: 09/09/2012 | Local News
Before voters get a say in this year's presidential race, lawyers and judges are having theirs.
Date: 09/03/2012 | Nation & World