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Local State high court shifts burden to prosecution in rape cases State high court shifts burden to prosecution in rape cases
Reversing what it called "incorrect and harmful" earlier rulings, the Washington Supreme Court said Thursday the state cannot put the burden on rape defendants to prove that an alleged victim consented.
Local Man accused of diverting Mason County River
The state attorney general's office has accused a 55-year-old Mason County man of using an excavator to fill and divert the Tahuya River without a permit.