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Defendants have a right to counsel, but Tri-Cities struggles to hire enough lawyers

Providing legal counsel to criminal defendants and other low-income people facing court proceedings has always been a challenge in the...
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Benton Franklin Legal Aid pivots to prevent evictions

Benton Franklin Legal Aid Society, the nonprofit legal services agency that connects clients with volunteer attorneys, pivoted to helping area...
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Public defense in Washington has a new champion

W. Larry Jefferson Jr. Larry Jefferson Jr. will pay off his law school loans in about...
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Benton Franklin Legal Aid honors pro bono stars Atwood, Corbet

The Benton Franklin Legal Aid Society recognized two local attorneys with its highest awards for service to the community for...
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Noncompete agreements may not be binding, thanks to 2019 Legislature

Several years ago, I wrote about noncompete agreements for the Tri-cities Area Journal of Business. Legislation passed in 2019 has...
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Legal Briefs – January 2022

Bill would create an alert system for missing Indigenous women Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Rep. Debra Lekanoff, D-Anacortes, plan...
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Judge Cameron Mitchell resigns Benton-Franklin seat

Benton-Franklin Superior Court Judge Cameron Mitchell is resigning from the bench, effective March 11 after 18 years in office. Gov....
A judge cleared Don Barnes, chair of the Port of Kennewick, of misconduct in discussions about a private land sale to Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic for its Miramar Health Center project. A judge cleared Don Barnes, chair of the Port of Kennewick, of misconduct in discussions about a private land sale to Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic for its Miramar Health Center project. (Photo by Scott Butner Photography)

Judge clears Kennewick port commissioner of misconduct in Vista Field land sale

An independent judge cleared Kennewick Port Commissioner Don Barnes of misconduct in a case that roiled the port for more...
Portland General Electric will complete its 10-year plan to mothball the 600 megawatt coal-burning power plant at Boardman, Oregon, by the end of 2020. The end of coal at Boardman is a dramatic shift in energy production in the region.

Washington clean energy rules ban coal after 2025

Washington power providers must remove coal from their portfolios by 2025 under rules adopted by the Washington State Department of...
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Work with an attorney to ensure will is done right

Sometimes it’s hard to see the forest through the trees. This is as true for sophisticated estate planning as it...

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