Tacoma Police Officers on Trial in Deadly Arrest of Manny Ellis
The trial for three Tacoma, Washington, officers charged in a Black man’s death begins this week. Manuel Ellis died — hogtied, handcuffed and pleading “Can’t breathe” — nearly three months before George Floyd’s murder sparked worldwide protests against police brutality. The trial is the first under a 5-year-old Washington state law designed to make it easier to prosecute police who wrongfully use deadly force
2 Lawsuits Blame Utility for Eastern Washington Fire That Killed Man and Burned Hundreds of Homes
The suit alleges the utility designed its power lines to be bare, uncovered and carry a high voltage. All of that increases the risk of ignition when coming into contact with grass or equipment.
Damian Lillard Traded From the Trail Blazers to the Bucks in 3-Team Deal
The deal ends Lillard's 11-year run with the Trail Blazers and a a three-month saga surrounding Lillard's wish to be moved elsewhere in hopes of winning an NBA title.
PPS Announces ‘Incremental Improvements’ in Student Test Scores. Black Education Advocates Are Less Impressed.
Portland Public Schools announced last week that the city's students were doing better than their counterparts elsewhere in the state. But those gains are not equally distributed.