• Priest of the Diocese of Yakima exonerated

    Priest of the Diocese of Yakima exonerated

    • Dec 18, 2020

    A senior priest of the Diocese of Yakima, Father Seamus Kerr, was exonerated as part of a settlement of a lawsuit filed against the diocese in 2019 alleging a man from Ellensburg, Washington, was sexually abused by priests at St. Andrew Catholic Church there when he was a minor.

  • Washington passes 1st voter-approved sex ed mandate in US

    Washington passes 1st voter-approved sex ed mandate in US

    • Nov 4, 2020

    Washington state voters approved a sex education referendum, allowing Democrats’ wide-ranging mandate for public schools to stand and take effect later this school year.

  • Sex ed mandate sparks bitter Washington state ballot fight

    Sex ed mandate sparks bitter Washington state ballot fight

    • Sep 28, 2020

    SEATTLE — Democrats in the Washington state Legislature thought they had passed a routine sex education requirement for public schools earlier this year. But a coalition of Republicans and religious conservatives launched a swift, historic backlash that’s led to a bitter partisan fight and an effort to overturn the measure