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  • Local Officials Recognized For Professional Excellence

    TheresiaEhrichTheresia Ehrich, currently the Chief Administrative Deputy for the Mason County sheriff's Department and Cathy Beierle, Finance Director for the City of Shelton, two financial services professions, have earned the "Professional Officer Award" for the State of Washington from the Washington… Read More +

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  • Marysville School Shooting News Round-Up

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    Students described a chaotic scene at Marysville Pilchuck High School as a gunman opened fire and panicked students ran for safety. Student Alan Perez told KING-TV he was eating his lunch near the gunman when he heard the shots,… Read More +

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  • Baldwin Optimistic About Seahawks Moving Forward

    baldwinDoug Baldwin was about to board the charter bus last Friday when he got word Seattle had traded Percy Harvin. Two days later, he sat in a St. Louis locker room after one of the best games in his career answering questions about whether he was involved in a preseason scuffle with Harvin. Baldwin and the Seahawks are ready to put the Harvin conversation in the past.

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First Toyota Sudden Acceleration Trial to Begin

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_2ece513256.jpgTED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The first trial against Toyota on the sudden acceleration issue will kick off in Los Angeles on Monday. Jury selection will begin in the case brought by the family of Noriko Uno, who says she died when her Toyota accelerated out of control and crashed.  They claim the automaker did not install a mechanism to override the accelerator if it and the brake were pressed at the same time.

"This trial is significant because it is the first case that Toyota has gone to trial on the sudden acceleration.  And they've settled a lot of cases in order to avoid that.  That means that they think they can win this case.  So, it's going to be a landmark case," says Joan Claybrook, the president emeritus of Pubic Citizen.

Ahead of the trial, Toyota issued a statement saying, "We are confident the evidence will show that a break override system would not have prevented this accident and that there was no defect in Mrs. Uno's vehicle."

Brake override systems have been included in Toyota models since 2011.

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