ACLU http://nwpr.org en Fearing A Warrant For $10: Guilty And Charged In Washington http://nwpr.org/post/fearing-warrant-10-guilty-and-charged-washington <p>Imagine you’ve committed a crime, served prison time, and been released. You’re trying to rebuild your life when there’s a knock on the door. There’s a warrant for your arrest – not because you’ve committed another crime, but because you couldn’t pay your court fees. For many in Washington, this is the reality of life after prison. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:17:16 +0000 Max Bartlett 47541 at http://nwpr.org Fearing A Warrant For $10: Guilty And Charged In Washington WA Law Enforcement Can't Prolong Stops To Ask About Immigration Status http://nwpr.org/post/wa-law-enforcement-cant-prolong-stops-ask-about-immigration-status <p>A court in Washington State has ruled that local law enforcement officers cannot prolong traffic stops and other detentions to ask people about their immigration status.&nbsp; Thu, 19 Sep 2013 00:00:56 +0000 Jordana Gustafson 34388 at http://nwpr.org Florist Attorney Wants Discrimination Case Moved To Federal Court http://nwpr.org/post/florist-attorney-wants-discrimination-case-moved-federal-court <p></p><p></p><p>The lawyer for a Richland, Wash., florist being sued for refusing to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding says he hopes to move the lawsuit to federal court as a First Amendment case. Thu, 11 Apr 2013 23:52:48 +0000 Cathy Duchamp 25756 at http://nwpr.org Data Analysis: Most Northwest City Councils Have No Latinos http://nwpr.org/post/data-analysis-most-northwest-city-councils-have-no-latinos Nearly nine out of 10 city councils across the Northwest have no Latino members. That estimate comes from a database we assembled of Hispanic officeholders in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. One of the cities with no Latino representations is located in one of the most heavily Hispanic parts of our region. We’re talking about the city of Yakima. The ACLU is suing over the issue. Tue, 02 Oct 2012 13:40:18 +0000 Austin Jenkins 16107 at http://nwpr.org Data Analysis: Most Northwest City Councils Have No Latinos ACLU Lawsuit: Yakima At-Large City Council Elections Dilute Latino Vote http://nwpr.org/post/aclu-lawsuit-yakima-large-city-council-elections-dilute-latino-vote <p>The ACLU of Washington says at-large city council elections in the city of Yakima dilute the Latino vote and violate the federal Voting Rights Act. The ACLU filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the city. Wed, 22 Aug 2012 23:40:06 +0000 Austin Jenkins 13920 at http://nwpr.org ACLU Lawsuit: Yakima At-Large City Council Elections Dilute Latino Vote