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Recent articles by Gene:

Immigration facility shouldn't have to pay detainees minimum wage, DOJ says

The Trump administration says it should have to pay Washington state minimum wage to ICE detainees for the work they do. → Read More

DOJ: Immigration facility shouldn't have to pay minimum wage

SEATTLE (AP) - The Trump administration is opposing Washington state's effort to make a privately run, for-profit immigration detention center pay detainees minimum wage for the work they do. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson sued The GEO Group in 2017, saying its Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma must pay the state minimum wage to detainees who perform kitchen, laundry, janitorial,… → Read More

DOJ: Northwest Detention Center shouldn't have to pay detainees minimum wage

The Trump administration is opposing Washington state's effort to make a privately run, for-profit immigration jail pay detainees minimum wage for the work they do. → Read More

DOJ: Immigration facility shouldn’t have to pay minimum wage

SEATTLE (AP) — The Trump administration is opposing Washington state’s effort to make a privately run, for-profit immigration detention center pay detainees minimum wage for the work they do. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson sued The GEO Group in 2017, saying its Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma must pay the state minimum wage to detainees […] → Read More

Iowa man who killed top golfer from Spain gets life sentence

AMES, Iowa (AP) — The man who fatally stabbed a former Iowa State University golfer from Spain while she was playing a round near the school was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Collin Richards pleaded guilty on June 14 to first-degree murder in the Sept. 17 slaying of 22-year-old […] → Read More

DOJ: Immigration jail shouldn't have to pay detainees minimum wage

The Trump administration is opposing Washington state's effort to make a privately run, for-profit immigration jail pay detainees minimum wage for the work they do. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson sued The GEO Group in 2017, saying its Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma must pay the state minimum wage to detainees who perform kitchen, laundry, janitorial, maintenance and barbershop… → Read More

DOJ: Immigration facility shouldn’t have to pay minimum wage

SEATTLE — The Trump administration is opposing Washington state’s effort to make a privately run, for-profit immigration detention center pay detainees minimum wage for the work they do. → Read More

Weedmaps to stop advertising unlicensed pot businesses

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The major online pot shop directory and cannabis marketplace Weedmaps announced Wednesday that it will no longer allow black-market businesses to advertise on its site, a decision that could boost California's efforts to rein in its vast illegal market. State regulators and licensed businesses had been pressuring the company to ban unlicensed businesses. Allowing untaxed,… → Read More

Weedmaps to stop advertising unlicensed pot businesses

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The major online pot shop directory and cannabis marketplace Weedmaps announced Wednesday that it will no longer allow black-market businesses to advertise on its site, a... → Read More

Weedmaps to stop advertising unlicensed pot businesses

LOS ANGELES (AP) " The major online pot shop directory and cannabis marketplace Weedmaps says it will no longer allow unlicensed marijuana businesses to advertise on its site.The decision announced Wednesday followed pressure from state regulators and the legal cannabis industry in California, who argued that the company's practices were propping up the black market after legalization… → Read More

Weedmaps to stop advertising unlicensed pot businesses

LOS ANGELES - The major online pot shop directory and cannabis marketplace Weedmaps says it will no longer allow unlicensed marijuana businesses to advertise on its site. The decision announced Wednesday followed pressure from state regulators and the legal cannabis industry in California, who argued that the company's practices were propping up the black market after legalization there.… → Read More

Suspect in huge Capital One breach seeks release from jail

Lawyers for a transgender woman charged in a massive data breach at Capital One asked a judge Tuesday to release her from federal custody, saying that for her to remain jailed with men is a serious threat to her mental health. → Read More

Suspect in huge Capital One breach seeks release from jail

SEATTLE (AP) - Lawyers for a transgender woman charged in a massive data breach at Capital One asked a judge Tuesday to release her from federal custody, saying that for her to remain jailed with men is a serious threat to her mental health. Paige Thompson, a talented computer programmer from Seattle who goes by the online handle "erratic," was arrested last month after the FBI said she obtained… → Read More

Suspect in huge Capital One breach seeks release from jail

SEATTLE (AP) — Lawyers for a transgender woman charged in a massive data breach at Capital One asked a judge Tuesday to release her from federal custody, saying that for her to remain jailed with m… → Read More

Suspect in huge Capital One breach seeks release from jail

SEATTLE (AP) — Lawyers for a transgender woman charged in a massive data breach at Capital One asked a judge Tuesday to release her from federal custody, saying that for her to remain jailed with men is a serious threat to her mental health. Paige Thompson, a talented computer programmer from Seattle who goes by […] → Read More

FBI: Delivery drivers involved in Amazon theft ring

The two contract delivery drivers working for Amazon had a clear-cut assignment: They were supposed to bring packages from a warehouse south of Seattle to a post office for shipping, or sometimes drive to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to pick up items that were being returned to the company. → Read More

FBI: Delivery drivers involved in Amazon theft ring

A police detective last summer noticed that one of the drivers had dozens of pawn shop transactions, and thus began an investigation that uncovered a theft ring that sold millions of dollars’… → Read More

FBI: Delivery drivers involved in Amazon theft ring

The FBI said in a search warrant affidavit that two contract delivery drivers working for Amazon routinely stole items they were supposed to deliver and sold them at pawn shops. → Read More

FBI: Delivery drivers involved in Amazon theft ring

SEATTLE (AP) — The two contract delivery drivers working for Amazon had a clear-cut assignment: They were supposed to bring packages from a warehouse south of Seattle to a post office for shipping,… → Read More

FBI: Delivery drivers involved in Amazon theft ring

SEATTLE (AP) - The two contract delivery drivers working for Amazon had a clear-cut assignment: They were supposed to bring packages from a warehouse south of Seattle to a post office for shipping, or sometimes drive to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to pick up items that were being returned to the company. Instead, the FBI said in a search warrant affidavit unsealed last month, they… → Read More