Local & Regional

Local Sanctions for competency cases reaches $200,000 Sanctions for competency cases reaches $200,000
Sanctions against the state's health services agency for failing to provide competency evaluation and treatment to mentally ill defendants have reached almost $200,000, according to recently released documents.
Local Seattle US attorney collects $6.9 million in cases Seattle US attorney collects $6.9 million in cases
Annette Hayes, the acting U.S. attorney for the Western District of Washington, says federal authorities took in an additional $12.2 million in forfeited assets related to criminal activity. She says the collections show the Justice Department's commitment to protecting public safety and tax dollars.
Local Midterm elections get a yawn, but not in Oregon Midterm elections get a yawn, but not in Oregon
It's nearly as certain as Oregon's rainy season. When there's an election, voters in the state respond with an enthusiasm that's rare in most other places in America.