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Seattle Proposal Seeks to Restrict Employers' Access to Criminal Records for Background Checks

December 5, 2012 in Publications

Key Findings

Constantine cuts public safety, but finds $100k in public funds for his campaign’s public relations firm

February 22, 2011 in Blog

King County Executive Dow Constantine is laying off sheriff’s deputies and county prosecutors, while using County funds to hire the private public relations firm he used in his campaign.

The King County sheriff reports Constantine’s budget cuts eliminated all property-crime investigation teams, closed neighborhood police stations and reduced other crime-fighting services.

Looking back at three-strikes

November 14, 2010 in In the News
The Columbian (Vancouver)
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The Columbian (Vancouver)
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Sunday, November 14, 2010

WPC in the News

June 2, 2010 in In the News
Seattle Times
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Seattle Times
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Friday, February 5, 2010

Proposal Would Weaken Three Strikes Law

April 7, 2009 in Publications

Lawmakers in Olympia are considering a proposal to change the state’s Three-Strikes-You’re-Out law by removing second degree robbery from the list of criminal offenses that count as a strike.