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The state of Washington's Court System includes Washington Municipal Courts, which hear misdemeanor and traffic violation cases, and District Courts, which hear some civil cases as well as small claims cases, at its lowest level. Washington's Superior Courts, of which there are 39, comprise the next level of the Washington court system, and hear a variety of civil cases including those related to real property, probate and estates, and mental health matters, as well as domestic relations and juvenile cases. The Washington appellate court system consists of its Court of Appeals and the Washington Supreme Court. Information regarding how to obtain a variety of types of Washington public records can be found on the Washington Courts website at http://www.courts.wa.gov/newsinfo/publication/?fa=newsinfo_publication.recordsRequest. To obtain copies of Washington court records, you will need to contact the appropriate Washington court. Most court documents are considered public record (except records in most juvenile cases,) but each court sets its own policy regarding how to obtain these Washington court public records. A directory of all Washington State Courts can be found at http://www.courts.wa.gov/court_dir/courtdirectory.pdf.
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26, Oct 2014 - Washington state school shooter: From homecoming prince to school killer
(CNN) — One week ago, Jaylen Fryberg stood tall as part of his high school’s homecoming court, spurring his fellow students to cheer. On Friday, he brought them to tears. There’s a jarring disparity between the celebratory scene on the sidelines of Marysville-Pilchuck High School’s football field and the horrific, later one inside the Washington […]
26, Oct 2014 - Three states fight to keep ban on same-sex marriage
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three states are continuing their legal fight against same-sex marriage, despite rulings from federal appeals courts that oversee those states that concluded gay and lesbian couples have the right to marry.
25, Oct 2014 - Supreme Court or 'Night Court'? An October of oddities
(c) 2014, Bloomberg News. WASHINGTON — It's been a weird month at the Supreme Court. The oldest justice pulls an all-nighter. Another accidentally stops gay weddings in Nevada. And the court makes its mark on same-sex marriage, abortion and the November election without offering any explanation.
25, Oct 2014 - Federal panel dismisses complaint against Houston judge
After a year-long secret investigation, a panel of federal judges in Washington, D.C., has dismissed a high-profile misconduct complaint against Houston-based Judge Edith Jones of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
25, Oct 2014 - State senator to plead guilty to accusations she used taxpayer resources to plan political fund-rai
PHILADELPHIA — State Sen. LeAnna Washington will plead guilty to accusations that she used taxpayer resources to plan political fund-raisers, her attorney said in court Friday.
25, Oct 2014 - Problems at women’s prison often ignored
BY ERIC TUCKER The Associated Press WASHINGTON When inmates at a notorious Alabama women’s prison came forward to complain of sexual abuse and harassment, state investigators time and again classified the complaints as unfounded or unsubstantiated and often recommended that the matters be closed without further action, according to investigative reports obtained by The Associated Press. read more
25, Oct 2014 - Lawsuits against IRS dismissed
Washington (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed two lawsuits stemming from the government's alleged mistreatment of conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status. Forty-two organizations sued the government, the Internal Revenue Service and individual IRS officials for constitutional violations, saying IRS officials pulled applications from conservative organizations and delayed ...
25, Oct 2014 - Supreme Court to consider reinstating death sentence in 1985 triple murder in San Diego
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will consider reinstating the conviction and death sentence for a California man in a 29-year-old triple murder in San Diego.
25, Oct 2014 - Millions view talking dogs online spoof of U.S. Supreme Court
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A comedy sketch with dogs portraying members of the U.S. Supreme Court - picture Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a Chihuahua - had scored more than two million YouTube views by Thursday, drawing attention to the high court's secretive ways via some cheap laughs. Less than six minutes long, the skit produced by the Last Week Tonight with John Oliver program went ...
25, Oct 2014 - Lynnwood, WA American released from North Korea; Washington man Kenneth Bae still imprisoned
WASHINGTON — Jeffrey Fowle, an American arrested in North Korea in May for leaving a bible at his hotel, has been released and is on his way home, a senior State Department official told CNN on Tuesday. An American government plane picked up Fowle on Tuesday before flying to Guam, the official said. Fowle was […]
25, Oct 2014 - Judge dismisses two Tea Party group suits against IRS
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25, Oct 2014 - Police log - Oct. 24, 2014
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25, Oct 2014 - Springdale Man Sentenced To 97 Months For Child Porn
FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A Springdale man was sentenced to 97 months for child pornography on Oct. 15, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas Conner Eldridge. Michael R. Pankey, 45, of Springdale was booked into the Washington County Detention Center on March 21. He was sentenced on Wednesday to […]
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