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From Belize to Soap Lake -- a murder or a suicide?

wcnc.com — It's a story that reads like a movie script--fights over money and land dividing an Eastern Washington family amidst allegations of murder, incest, and betrayal. And it's all unfolding in a small rural town named for the mineral rich waters of the lake that give the city its name-Soap Lake.

From Belize to Soap Lake -- a murder or a suicide?

ktvb.com — It's a story that reads like a movie script--fights over money and land dividing an Eastern Washington family amidst allegations of murder, incest, and betrayal. And it's all unfolding in a small rural town named for the mineral rich waters of the lake that give the city its name-Soap Lake.

From Belize to Soap Lake -- a murder or a suicide?

king5.com — It's a story that reads like a movie script--fights over money and land dividing an Eastern Washington family amidst allegations of murder, incest, and betrayal. And it's all unfolding in a small rural town named for the mineral rich waters of the lake that give the city its name-Soap Lake.

Audit finds WA hospitals not staffed to conduct rape exams

krem.com — A federal audit released Thursday morning finds that many hospitals are unprepared to collect evidence from rape victims -- posing a serious challenge for victims and prosecutors who hope to use DNA and other evidence collected from so-called rape kits to find and prosecute rapists.

Federal audit finds many hospitals not staffed to conduct rape exams

king5.com — A federal audit released Thursday morning finds that many hospitals are unprepared to collect evidence from rape victims -- posing a serious challenge for victims and prosecutors who hope to use DNA and other evidence collected from so-called rape kits to find and prosecute rapists.

Law makes Washington first state to track rape kits

king5.com — A new law that establishes a tracking system for rape kits is being hailed as a victory for victims who've been left in the dark about the status of evidence collected in their cases. DNA evidence collected during rape exams can be the key to identifying rapists and sending them to prison.

Teen’s overdose prompts SPD to carry ‘miraculous’ drug

king5.com — Losing a child to a drug overdose would cause most parents to spiral into despair. And that's exactly what happened to former Seattle television personality Penny Legate in 2012. But now, nearly four years later, Legate's love for her daughter is moving her to fight the heroin epidemic that's sweeping the country, killing people of all ages and backgrounds.

Budget battle jeopardizing rape kit tracking law

king5.com — Rape victims undergo invasive exams hoping the forensic evidence collected will help authorities catch and prosecute perpetrators. Yet many rape kits are never tested -- and victims never told. A bill to change that is on Gov. Jay Inslee's desk, but a budget battle has put it in jeopardy. State Rep.

A crash, a DUI suspect, and no response from SPD

king5.com — A car crash during an evening rush hour last month left two drivers angry and frustrated after Seattle Police failed to respond to their repeated calls to 911. Both drivers told dispatchers they thought the man who'd caused the accident was drunk and they feared he could hurt or even kill someone if he left the scene.

Victim's family: Justice System let us down

king5.com — The mistaken early release of prisoners in Washington State wasn't uncovered by some computer whiz at the Department of Corrections, but by a Kent truck driver named Matthew Mirante, Sr., whose son Matty was stabbed when he was 17 years old. Father and son believe the justice system let them down.
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Jul 27, 2016

Why I love the Pacific Northwest. Stellar day at Mt. Rainier National Park. https://t.co/IkTEJq1IPy

Jul 27, 2016

Wildlife report on today's hike at Mt. Rainier: 21 mountain goats, 3 hummingbirds, 1 frog, many chipmunks, no bears https://t.co/voKJ6Vt8T7

Jul 26, 2016

Shrinking Good view of the Winthrop Glacier on Mt. Rainier. https://t.co/dx9coQ61m3

Jul 26, 2016

Our hike group crossing snow field to reach Third Burroughs at Mt. Rainier National Park https://t.co/DOniDR9wpH

Jul 26, 2016

Climb from White River trailhead to Sunrise on Mt. Rainier. https://t.co/w7HfcltQAP

Jul 26, 2016

Went to TSA Precheck appt. this morning and got my KTN (known traveler number) via e-mail tonight. That's darned efficient if you ask me.


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