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    1. Inmates Ask State Supreme Court to Order Immediate COVID-19 Testing

      Inmates Ask State Supreme Court to Order Immediate COVID-19 Testing

      Lawyers representing inmates at the Monroe Correctional Complex on Thursday filed an emergency motion that asks the Washington Supreme Court to intervene and take emergency action to have all inmates tested for COVID-19 and to appoint a "special master" who can investigate what the state's Department of Corrections is doing to protect prisoners.

      The motion was filed with the court after a disturbance inside the prison Wednesday night that involved hundreds of prisoners threatening to set fires after six of their fellow inmates test positive for the coronavirus in the minimum security wing. The complex houses 450 male inmates in a minimum security facility.

      Corrections officials say five staff members have also tested positive for COVID-19, which has been ...

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    2. $5M Settlement Awarded to Firefighter Severely Burned in Twisp Fire

      $5M Settlement Awarded to Firefighter Severely Burned in Twisp Fire

      A severely burned firefighter hopes a last minute $5 million settlement in his case helps other injured firefighters.

      More than 70 percent of Daniel Lyon's body was burned in the deadly Twisp wildland fire three years ago. Lyon walked into the state Supreme Court Tuesday with his attorneys knowing he had already won. His case won’t have to be heard by the justices after a tentative settlement was reached.

      “It feels good because the case has just been a huge part of not being able to fully live a normal life, I guess you could say,” said Lyon. 

      It stems from the 2015 fire at Twisp in Eastern Washington. The winds unexpectedly made a sudden turn, trapping Lyon ...

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