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Washington state lawmakers will consider a proposal to prohibit police from hog-tying suspects. nearly four years after Manuel Ellis, a 33-year-old Black man died facedown with his hands and feet cuffed together behind him. Democratic Sen. Yasmin Trudeau has sponsored the bill, saying she doesn’t want anyone else to experience the “dehumanization” Ellis faced before his death. The measure is set to go before a Senate committee Monday


(Brian Hayes/The News Tribune via AP, Pool, File) 

Ellis was a 33-year-old Black man who was shocked, beaten and restrained facedown on a sidewalk as he pleaded for breath. The police department on Tuesday announced findings that the officers did not violate the use-of-force policy that was in effect at the time. 


Congressman Earl Blumenauer (Photo by Julie Keefe) 

Despite freezing cold temperatures, several hundred community members, businesses and elected officials gathered to celebrate Dr. King's birthday.


O’Nesha Cochran-Dumas 

O’Nesha Cochran-Dumas has fought hard in both recovery, and in her career as a recovery professional. 


Roger Evans 

The new Washington State Black Legacy Institute will house the organization’s work and provide resources for community historians.


(AP Photo/Amanda Loman) 

The idea is that humans can help trees keep up with climate change by moving them to more favorable ecosystems faster than the trees could migrate on their own. Yet not everyone agrees on what type of assisted migration the region needs — or that it’s always a good thing.


Bull rider Najiah Knight (AP Photo/LM Otero) 

Najiah insists her dream is achievable. She was the only woman to qualify in her age group for the Junior World Finals this month. Her family says she’s fearless and has always wanted to be the first woman at the top.


(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File) 

The Seattle Times reports that the audit from the city’s Office of Inspector General found officers complied with the law 4% of the time. That was based on an examination of 50 cases in 2021 and 2022.


(AP Photo/Maddy Grassy) 

A jury has cleared three Washington state police officers of all criminal charges in the 2020 death of Manuel Ellis, a Black man who was shocked, beaten and restrained face down on a Tacoma sidewalk as he pleaded for breath. The Pierce County medical examiner ruled Ellis’ death a homicide caused by oxygen deprivation, but lawyers for the officers said a high level of methamphetamine in Ellis’ system and a heart irregularity were to blame.


Justin Black, director of government relations at Multnomah County 

The 2024 state legislative agenda includes behavioral health investments, Measure 110, housing, services for the more vulnerable.


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