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Monroe inmate’s alleged punch to ‘gain respect’ could result in life term

MONROE — A dispute between two inmates waiting in line for medicine could land a man in prison for life.

Date: 08/25/2015 | Local News


Man held in Arlington shooting incident

ARLINGTON — A barrage of gunfire at his ex-girlfriend’s house has landed an Arlington man in trouble with the law again.

Date: 08/24/2015 | Local News


Casey Anthony prosecutor used adultery website

ORLANDO, Fla. — The prosecutor who gained national attention as a key player in the unsuccessful murder prosecution of Casey Anthony said Sunday that he committed no crime and never followed through with an affair on the cheating website, Ashley Madison.Jeff Ashton,...

Date: 08/23/2015 | Nation & World


Trial delayed for Marysville man indicted on gun charges

SEATTLE — Trial has been delayed for a Marysville man indicted on federal gun charges.

Date: 08/16/2015 | Local News


Sword-wielding Snohomish man charged with arson

SNOHOMISH — When James White’s neighbors didn’t answer their door he allegedly tried to set the couple’s trailer on fire, prosecutors say in new court papers.

Date: 08/15/2015 | Local News


Man accused of leading police on rolling shootout faces more charges

MARYSVILLE — A Granite Falls man accused of opening fire on police in October is facing more legal troubles.Prosecutors last year charged Hans Hansen with two counts of attempted first-degree...

Date: 08/14/2015 | Local News


‘Sancturary’ laws protecting criminals, not public

"I am not remiss to say that from Washington, D.C., to Sacramento, there is a blood trail to Marilyn Pharis' bedroom," Santa Maria, California, Police Chief Ralph Martin charged last week. On July 24, two burglars allegedly broke in to Pharis' home as she slept. They...

Date: 08/14/2015 | Opinion Columnists


Victim of a random shooting in Lynnwood might not survive

LYNNWOOD — A 20-year-old man remains hospitalized after a random shooting last month outside a restaurant.It's unclear if the man will survive, Snohomish County deputy prosecutor Craig Matheson wrote in court papers.The victim was

Date: 08/07/2015 | Local News


Police: Lynnwood stabbing suspect says she’ll hurt or kill if released

EVERETT — A Lynnwood woman, who was upset that she had no place to live, allegedly told police she enjoyed stabbing the maintenance man at her sister’s apartment building.

Date: 08/04/2015 | Local News


Felony charges for alleged meth use near baby

EDMONDS — Two people are now charged with felonies after they allegedly were spotted earlier this month smoking methamphetamine in car with a toddler.

Date: 07/28/2015 | Local News


This time DNA nails death row inmate

Last year, CNN's "Death Row Stories" ran an episode about a California woman convicted of first-degree murder and then freed when a federal judge overturned the verdict because prosecutors had withheld evidence. I had a few issues with the episode, in part because Gloria...

Date: 07/27/2015 | Opinion Columnists


Man charged in Everett Taco Bell shooting

EVERETT — Detectives found several pieces of evidence that they say tie Shaquille Jones to gunfire outside an Everett Taco Bell that wounded three people.

Date: 07/24/2015 | Local News


Convicted felon accused of selling underage girls for sex

EVERETT — For the second time in a month Snohomish County prosecutors have filed charges against someone accused of selling underage girls for sex.The cases share numerous similarities: The girls were advertised on Backpage.com, met customers in local motel rooms and...

Date: 07/22/2015 | Local News


Evidence brings murder charge against Marysville man

EVERETT — Forensic scientists found a large blood stain in the car of a Marysville man suspected of killing a disabled man and dumping his body on the Tulalip Indian Reservation.

Date: 07/18/2015 | Local News


Father of Marysville Pilchuck shooter faces additional weapons charges

TULALIP — The father of the boy responsible for the deadly shootings at Marysville Pilchuck High School is facing more weapons charges.

Date: 07/17/2015 | Local News


Mentally ill man charged with stomping fellow inmate to death

EVERETT — The attack that killed a Centralia man lasted just nine seconds.Now, a Monroe prisoner with a long history of mental illness is charged with aggravated murder for the homcide.Benjamin Cory Price, 35, is accused of stomping another inmate to death...

Date: 07/16/2015 | Local News


Transient charged in knife attack that injures 2

EVERETT — Prosecutors have charged a transient man with assault for a knife attack that left two people injured.

Date: 07/16/2015 | Local News


Mill Creek man faces charges involving counterfeit goods

SEATTLE — A Mill Creek businessman is facing federal charges for allegedly importing phony goods, including illegal drug paraphernalia.

Date: 07/08/2015 | Local News


New trial date for father of high school shooter

TULALIP — A new trial date has been set for the father of a Tulalip boy who shot five students inside Marysville Pilchuck High School last year before killing himself.The defense team for Raymond Fryberg Jr. asked to postpone his June 22 trial, citing a scheduling...

Date: 07/05/2015 | Local News


Teen accused of stabbing his grandmother in Bothell claims he ‘heard voices’

BOTHELL — A woman pleaded with her grandson to spare her life as he attacked her with a kitchen knife, according to new court documents.

Date: 07/04/2015 | Local News


Self-described gang member charged in Everett slaying of ex's boyfriend

EVERETT — A man suspected of shooting his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend outside an Everett apartment sent threatening messages days before the killing.He also allegedly told detectives he tracked Carlos Lara-Ramos down and waited at least an hour for the man to come...

Date: 07/02/2015 | Local News


County investigating 45 ongoing human sex trafficking cases

EVERETT — A protracted investigation into juvenile sex trafficking in Everett has resulted in four people being charged with felonies.

Date: 06/26/2015 | Local News


Suspect in 2013 death of young mother unfit to stand trial

EVERETT — A young mother’s slaying in 2013 will go unprosecuted after state doctors concluded that the suspect remains too delusional to assist his lawyer.

Date: 06/22/2015 | Local News


Everett man to be sentenced for gun, drug convictions

Herald staffSEATTLE — An Everett man faces at least 15 years in federal prison after a jury this week convicted him of multiple gun and drug charges.Police in Snohomish County were investigating allegations that Seth Morgan, 33, was slinging dope. He was...

Date: 06/17/2015 | Local News


Alleged serial thief is threat to citizens, police say

GRANITE FALLS — At just 23, Zakary Sheldon is becoming a familiar name in the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office.Since September he’s been charged with five separate felony crimes. With another case pending, he could have a clean half-dozen by the month’s end.

Date: 06/09/2015 | Local News


Bikini barista stand manager pleads guilty to promoting prostitution

EVERETT — A bikini espresso stand veteran admitted Wednesday that she helped her boss rake in millions by selling sex at roadside coffee huts.Samantha Lancaster also has agreed to testify against...

Date: 06/04/2015 | Local News


Felony charge for wife who allegedly shot at husband over housework

MARYSVILLE — A Marysville woman who was arrested last month after she allegedly shot at her husband over housework is now charged with felony assault.Prosecutors allege that Starlene Roth, 54, intentionally tried to harm her husband when she pointed a 9mm Smith &...

Date: 06/03/2015 | Local News


No death penalty sought for man accused of killing 2 in Everett

EVERETT — Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Roe won’t seek the death penalty for a man accused of killing two people outside an Everett house earlier this year.

Date: 06/02/2015 | Local News


Officer acquitted in deaths of two unarmed suspects

CLEVELAND — A white Cleveland patrolman who fired down through the windshield of a suspect's car at the end of a 137-shot barrage that left the two unarmed black occupants dead was acquitted Saturday of criminal charges by a judge who said he could not determine the officer alone...

Date: 05/23/2015 | Nation & World


Man pleads guilty in killing, faces up to 20 years in prison

EVERETT — Forest Jackson's family and friends packed a Snohomish County courtroom Friday morning to witness a young man admit to stabbing Jackson to death last year.The Mountlake Terrace man, 20, was attacked March 29, 2014. Detectives believe that Toby Sauceda, 21,...

Date: 05/23/2015 | Local News


Big banks to pay $5 billion fine for fraud

WASHINGTON — Four of the world's biggest banks agreed Wednesday to pay more than $5 billion in penalties and plead guilty to rigging the currency markets — a rare instance in which federal prosecutors have wrung an admission of criminal wrongdoing from a major financial...

Date: 05/21/2015 | Business Wire


Retrial set for man convicted in Rachel Burkheimer killing

EVERETT — A man serving a life sentence for the kidnapping and killing of Rachel Burkheimer is back in the Snohomish County Jail and scheduled to be retried later this year.Burkheimer was shot to death in 2002 by a band of young criminals led by her ex-boyfriend, John...

Date: 05/20/2015 | Local News


Man, 72, sentenced to 18 months over gunfire

EVERETT — An east Snohomish County man is headed to prison next month for shooting at an acquaintance in 2013.Paul C. Hackney, 72, was sentenced last week to a year and a half behind bars. He already spent eight months on electronic home monitoring.

Date: 05/12/2015 | Local News


I-594’s foes fail to show harm

You can't challenge the constitutionality of a law that hasn't harmed you. Or in other words: No harm, no foul.That was the ruling of U.S. District Judge Benjamin Settle in Tacoma, who last week threw out a...

Date: 05/11/2015 | Editorials


Return of heroin must be fought on several fronts

Hardly a day goes by when Washington's pioneering position in the legal marijuana market is not in the national news. For better or for worse, we have set the pace as a leader for both recreational and medical marijuana and the eyes of America remain upon us.But there is an...

Date: 05/02/2015 | Commentary


Teen pleads guilty to murder in Everett robbery

EVERETT — A teenager admitted Wednesday that he shot an Everett man to death during a robbery at the victim’s W. Casino Road apartment earlier this year.Ali Ramadhan, 19, faces at least 20 years in prison when he is sentenced in July.

Date: 04/30/2015 | Local News


Lynnwood woman accused of burning boy’s face, hand on stove

EVERETT — A Lynnwood woman is accused of pushing an 8-year-old boy's hand and face onto a hot stove burner to punish him for playing with matches.The boy required surgery to remove scar tissue from his palm, and a skin graft, Snohomish County deputy prosecutor Matt...

Date: 04/28/2015 | Local News


Prolific bank robber was a frequent casino gambler, police say

EVERETT — A man who allegedly pulled off 30 bank heists and stymied police for a year was a prolific gambler, according to court papers.Anthony Hathaway purchased several thousand dollars in chips at the Tulalip Casino after bank robberies in Snohomish and King...

Date: 04/28/2015 | Local News


2nd teen arrested in Marysville drive-by shooting

MARYSVILLE — Prosecutors have charged a second teen with drive-by shooting for gunfire at a Marysville house in February.

Date: 04/25/2015 | Local News


2 charged with felonies in EvCC weapons incidents

EVERETT — Two men are now charged with felonies for separate incidents four days apart at Everett Community College.

Date: 04/24/2015 | Local News


Sentence in molestation case

Ex-optometrist John Patrick O’Brien to serve more than 7 years

Date: 04/22/2015 | Local News


Former CO at Naval Station Everett cleared of sex assault accusations

EVERETT — The former commanding officer of Naval Station Everett has been acquitted in military court of accusations that he sexually assaulted his ex-girlfriend, officials said this week.

Date: 04/15/2015 | Local News


Longtime drug dealer could be locked away for life

MILL CREEK — Police believe they've put the city's biggest heroin dealer behind bars.And he's likely to stay a while.Richard Shanahan recently was sentenced to 30 years in state prison for trafficking drugs and stolen guns. The case started nearly a year...

Date: 04/13/2015 | Local News


Man charged with assault for injuries to his infant son

EVERETT — Prosecutors on Friday filed an assault charge against the father of a 5-week-old boy who suffered multiple broken bones, including 15 fractured ribs.

Date: 04/10/2015 | Local News


Guilty plea in guardian's death

Teen, 17, admits to killing the woman who raised him

Date: 04/10/2015 | Local News


Accused killer of 2 in Everett waiting for prosecutor’s decision

EVERETT — A man accused of gunning down two people outside an Everett house won’t know until June whether Snohomish County prosecutors will seek the death penalty.

Date: 04/05/2015 | Local News


2 bald eagles clubbed to death, indictment alleges

TULALIP — A Tulalip man has been indicted on federal wildlife violations after being accused of clubbing to death two female bald eagles in 2013.

Date: 04/03/2015 | Local News


Father pleads not guilty to reckless endangerment

EVERETT — A Lake Stevens father whose young son shot himself in the mouth pleaded not guilty Thursday to reckless endangerment, a misdemeanor.

Date: 04/03/2015 | Local News


Databases showed no record of gun ban on MP shooter's father

TULALIP — There is no record in state or federal criminal databases that Raymond Lee Fryberg Jr. was prohibited from buying the Beretta handgun his son used to shoot five classmates at Marysville Pilchuck High School.Fryberg was the subject of a domestic-violence...

Date: 03/31/2015 | Local News


Delay likely in 2nd cold-case trial

EVERETT — A Snohomish County cold-case murder prosecution appears headed toward hibernation while the defendant attempts to overturn his conviction for another killing.

Date: 03/25/2015 | Local News


3 teens charged in Everett robbery of other teen

EVERETT — Prosecutors have charged three 16-year-old boys with robbery.The boys are accused of attacking a 15-year-old boy outside a south Everett Safeway earlier this year. They reportedly beat him with small bats. He was hit repeatedly in the head and was knocked to the ground.

Date: 03/23/2015 | Local News


Warrant issued for alleged baby abuser who didn’t show up for arraignment

EVERETT — A judge Friday signed a $500,000 arrest warrant for a man accused of abusing his infant daughter and leaving her with brain damage.

Date: 03/21/2015 | Local News


Man charged with indecent liberties over massages in Lynnwood

LYNNWOOD — Prosecutors have charged a Federal Way man with indecent liberties after two women came forward claiming he sexually assaulted them during massages.Police say Shinkyu Kim was not a licensed therapist but was preforming massages at Happy Feet. The business...

Date: 03/16/2015 | Local News


Marysville felon facing a dozen new charges

EVERETT — A convicted felon with a flare for violence could be facing another stretch in prison.

Date: 03/14/2015 | Local News


Lake Stevens father charged in 3-year-old son’s self-shooting

LAKE STEVENS — Prosecutors on Friday filed a criminal charge against a Lake Stevens father whose 3-year-old son shot himself in the mouth in November.

Date: 03/14/2015 | Local News


Emotional start to trial

911 tapes begin trial in drive-by shooting death of girl

Date: 03/09/2015 | Local News


Drive-by shooting trial set to start

EVERETT — The murder trial for a Marysville man accused of killing a Seattle teenager is expected to begin next week.

Date: 03/07/2015 | Local News


Man charged with aggravated murder in Everett shooting deaths

EVERETT — Prosecutors on Friday charged an Everett man with aggravated murder for a shooting last month that left two people dead and injured a third.

Date: 03/06/2015 | Local News


Man accused of abusing daughter charged with felony assault

BOTHELL — Prosecutors on Thursday filed a felony assault charge against a man accused of causing permanent brain damage to his infant daughter.Jacob Tusken, 21, was arrested earlier this week...

Date: 03/05/2015 | Local News


Baby girl allegedly suffered months of abuse

BOTHELL — A baby girl likely was being abused for months before her parents brought her to the hospital with severe brain damage.

Date: 03/03/2015 | Local News


Stanwood businessman pleads guilty to federal tax fraud

STANWOOD — A Stanwood businessman was ordered last week to pay nearly $200,000 in payroll taxes he never collected.

Date: 03/02/2015 | Local News


Ex-Everett optometrist pleads guilty to molesting young patient

EVERETT — A former Everett optometrist faces at least 5 1/2 years in prison after admitting Monday that he groped a young patient and took sexually explicit photographs of the 10-year-old while the girl’s father was in the next room.

Date: 03/02/2015 | Local News


Teens charged in killing of Everett man

EVERETT — Prosecutors believe a prostitute and a drug dealer planned to rob an Everett man and ended up killing him.

Date: 02/28/2015 | Local News


Man charged in shooting of burglar at indoor marijuana farm

ARLINGTON — A man who broke up a heist at his son’s indoor marijuana plantation nearly two years ago is now facing a felony assault charge.

Date: 02/23/2015 | Local News


Father accused of abandonment allegedly used stolen property for bail

EVERETT — The parents of children rescued from squalid conditions in January pleaded not guilty Monday to multiple felony charges.

Date: 02/23/2015 | Local News


Infant was hours from dying when found in filthy house

LAKE STEVENS — A 10-month-old boy was on the verge of kidney failure and so hypothermic that a nurse predicted he would have died within a day had he not been rescued.

Date: 02/20/2015 | Local News


Sultan man pleads guilty to assault with firearm

SULTAN — Prosecutors have dropped an attempted murder charge against a Sultan man accused of firing a shotgun at a man in 2013.Paul Hackney’s trial was scheduled to begin earlier this month. Instead the retired crane operator pleaded guilty to third-degree assault with a firearm.

Date: 02/16/2015 | Local News


Mother of three children found in filth faces drug charge

LAKE STEVENS — Legal troubles keep piling up for the mom of three children who were rescued from a filthy Lake Stevens house last month.Police say the children, ages 7 years, 3 years and 11 months, were

Date: 02/13/2015 | Local News


Grandson charged in fatal attack on grandparents

MILL CREEK — The 83-year-old man was bloodied and battered after fighting off his knife-wielding grandson but he insisted that police officers first check on his wife.During the attack, his grandson admitted that he already had killed Betty Sorg, 83, according to new...

Date: 02/10/2015 | Local News


Hard to forgive Holder for lack of pardons

Thursday morning's "Building community trust" roundtable discussion in Oakland, California, with Attorney General Eric Holder, local law enforcement, elected officials and community leaders was designed to "build trust between law enforcement and the communities they...

Date: 02/08/2015 | Opinion Columnists


Felony charges filed over Lynnwood marijuana operation

LYNNWOOD — Police say they uncovered an illegal marijuana growing operation while investigating a code violation at a Lynnwood house.Snohomish County prosecutors have filed felony drug charges against two people who live in the home. Court documents say police found...

Date: 02/07/2015 | Local News


Attempted murder charge in attack on pizza delivery driver

EDMONDS — A homeless man accused of slicing open a pizza delivery driver's stomach has been charged with attempted murder.Prosecutors allege that Christopher Cowan stabbed the victim three times when he was caught breaking into the man's car behind a Domino's Pizza.

Date: 02/06/2015 | Local News


Blind rapper skips out on sentencing; arrest warrant issued

EVERETT — When the blind rapper showed up late he claimed he got lost in the courthouse.The judge cut him a break and ordered Wayne Frisby, aka Mac Wayne, to come back in a month to be sentenced for his latest round of crimes. Frisby was warned to be on time, no excuses.

Date: 01/26/2015 | Local News


Man held following attack on Amtrak

EDMONDS — A woman awoke on an Amtrak train to find a stranger staring at her and what happened next left her bruised and terrified to board another train.

Date: 01/25/2015 | Local News


Mother allegedly was pimp to daughter, 15

EVERETT — A Mill Creek woman is due in court early next month to answer to allegations that she encouraged her then 15-year-old daughter to engage in prostitution.

Date: 01/24/2015 | Local News


Husband charged in wife’s slaying

MALTBY — Gina Mangulabnan was making plans for a life without her husband.She was going to leave him. She had secured a new apartment and intended to move there with her mother and four children.

Date: 01/24/2015 | Local News


4-year term possible for robbery conviction

EVERETT — A Marysville man is facing up to four years in prison for trying to shoplift alcohol from an Everett Safeway while armed with a pellet gun.

Date: 01/19/2015 | Local News


4 boys charged with felony sex crimes after teen drinking party

EVERETT — Prosecutors say two girls were raped at a juvenile drinking party over the summer, and now four teenagers are charged with felony sex crimes.A boy, 17, is accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl while the two were in the back of his pickup truck. A...

Date: 01/15/2015 | Local News


Former Lynnwood school’s PTA treasurer charged with theft

LYNNWOOD — Snohomish County prosecutors have charged the former treasurer of Martha Lake Elementary School PTA with theft after she allegedly pilfered nearly $40,000 from the nonprofit’s bank account.

Date: 01/07/2015 | Local News


Bothell man faces federal gun, drug charges

EVERETT — A man allegedly caught in Everett with a car full of drugs and a storage locker packed with guns, including an anti-tank weapon, has been indicted by a federal grand jury.A judge in U.S. District Court in Seattle last month ordered Aaron Knapp held pending...

Date: 01/06/2015 | Local News


Reject legal challenge to I-594

Opponents of Initiative 594, which passed with 59 percent approval and expanded background checks for firearms in Washington, have filed suit in district court in Tacoma seeking a permanent injunction against part of the initiative.

Date: 01/02/2015 | Commentary


Reject legal challenge to I-594

Opponents of Initiative 594, which passed with 59 percent approval and expanded background checks for firearms in Washington, have filed suit in district court in Tacoma seeking a permanent injunction against part of the initiative.The suit,

Date: 01/04/2015 | Editorials


Psychologists want more time with man suspected of Lake Stevens murder

LAKE STEVENS — State psychologists say they want more time to treat a mentally ill man accused of killing a Lake Stevens woman in 2013.

Date: 12/29/2014 | Local News


Victim of horrific Everett crash is healing

EVERETT — Juan Quintanilla Jr. thanks God for healing his brain. He also is grateful to his wife for standing by his side.

Date: 12/27/2014 | Local News


Shoreline woman ‘didn’t intend to cut her boyfriend’s throat’

EVERETT — Theirs was an imperfect romance.He ended up on an Everett convenience store floor, bleeding from a slice to his trachea. She ended up behind bars and now is on trial, accused of stabbing him with the knife he gave her for Christmas.

Date: 12/16/2014 | Local News


Jurors won't hear murder defendant's 'creepy' nickname

EVERETT — Jurors won't hear that a Bothell man accused of killing his estranged wife was called "Creepy Alan" by some of his coworkers at Boeing.Lawyers for Alan Smith, 39, asked a judge Thursday to prohibit any witness from testifying that they considered...

Date: 12/12/2014 | Local News


U.N. seeks prosecutions for CIA torture

GENEVA — One day after the release of a damning Senate report on the CIA's detention and interrogation program, the United Nation's top human rights official said Wednesday a key treaty the United States has signed requires that officials be held accountable for torture.

Date: 12/11/2014 | Nation & World


Everett woman accused again of stealing

EVERETT — April Laughlin was sent to prison four years ago after embezzling more than $200,000 from her employer.It doesn't look like the Everett woman has mended her ways.Laughlin, 35, is in legal trouble again for allegedly stealing from two employers.

Date: 12/09/2014 | Local News


Anonymity gets blame for Rolling Stone’s problems with rape story

Jackie's shocking account of gang rape at a University of Virginia frat house has been growing holes by the day. And it has put Rolling Stone — the magazine that published it without identifying the accuser, the friends she quoted or the alleged rapists — under a harsh...

Date: 12/09/2014 | Opinion Columnists


Must we sacrifice justice and peace for law and order?

‘I can't breathe."Those were Eric Garner's last words, and today they apply to me. The decision by a Staten Island grand jury to not indict the police officer who killed him takes my breath away.In the depressing reality series that should be called...

Date: 12/07/2014 | Opinion Columnists


Let's start a conversation

Viewpoints: Why racial strife across the U.S. matters here

Date: 12/07/2014 | Commentary


Man charged with beating his ex-wife and then setting her on fire

LYNNWOOD — David Morgan's car was packed. There were clothes, family photographs, a wedding album and last year's income tax return. It appeared as if someone was moving.Investigators found his car the same night firefighters found his ex-wife in his garage. She was...

Date: 12/06/2014 | Local News


10-year sentence for stabbing death, robbery

EVERETT — It was Codie Allen, not his heroin addiction, who set in motion a plan to rob another young man at an Edmonds grocery store in March, a Snohomish County judge said Wednesday.

Date: 12/04/2014 | Local News


Feds will probe chokehold death

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department will conduct a federal investigation into the chokehold death of an unarmed black man after a grand jury in New York City declined to indict the white police officer who applied the move, Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday.

Date: 12/04/2014 | Nation & World


2 coffee stands flattened

Everett demolishes businesses that were used as brothels

Date: 12/03/2014 | Local News


Police nab elusive alleged Everett drug dealer

EVERETT — Jeffery Elmer Etherington wasn’t a polite hotel guest.There was too much noise and too many people coming and going from Room 231 at the Best Western Hotel in Arlington. Employees wanted him gone so they called the police on Nov. 2.

Date: 12/03/2014 | Local News


Sword-wielding man charged with assault

LYNNWOOD — Brandin Ayling was wearing a 2-foot-long sword in a sheath on his hip when Snohomish County sheriff’s deputies caught up with him.

Date: 12/01/2014 | Local News


Ballots, not bricks, will change things in Ferguson, elsewhere

In covering the violence engulfing Ferguson, Missouri, media routinely cite the following numbers to explain the frustration of the minority community there:Ferguson's population is two-thirds African-American, yet the mayor, five of the six city council members and nearly...

Date: 11/28/2014 | Opinion Columnists


Ferguson shows that racial divide persists

For months, Ferguson, Missouri, made headlines following officer Darren Wilson's shooting of an unarmed Michael Brown as the nation waited for a decision as to whether Wilson would be indicted. How can we account for the fact that there is racial divide within the community...

Date: 11/28/2014 | Commentary


Ferguson prosecutor steered grand jury to its decision

Ferguson reminds us that we still have a race problem in America. But the face of this problem is not Darren Wilson's. It's Bob McCulloch's.Wilson, the Missouri police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager, is the target of most public ire. But no responsible...

Date: 11/28/2014 | Opinion Columnists




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