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  • County Announces L&A Test On Ballot Machines


    your vote countsThe Elections Division of the Thurston County Auditor’s Office will conduct a Logic and Accuracy test on its ballot tabulation machines on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. for the 2015 Special Election. A Logic and Accuracy test, or “L&A,” is a collection of… Read More +

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  • Pot-Related Poison Control Calls Increasing

    cannabis underlightsMarijuana related calls to poison control centers in Washington and Colorado have spiked since the states began allowing legal sales last year, with an especially troubling increase in calls concerning young children. New year-end data show that the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center… Read More +

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  • Kingdome Repairs To Be Paid

    kingdome tilesFifteen years after the Kingdome was demolished in a controlled explosion, King County is paying off the money it borrowed to make emergency repairs in 1994 to falling ceiling tiles. County finance director Dwight Dively said the bonds will be paid off in March, an early thanks to healthy hotel-motel tax revenue due in part to the boost from Seahawks playoff games.

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Jury Awards $3M to Victims in Toyota Sudden Acceleration Case

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_85278ddc01.jpgHarold Cunningham/Getty Images (OKLAHOMA CITY) -- An Oklahoma City jury Thursday found Toyota liable for an accident that killed a passenger and seriously injured the driver when their 2005 Camry accelerated out of control in 2007. Jurors agreed that electronic defects caused the vehicle to accelerate and crash into a wall, leaving one passenger dead and the driver seriously injured, reports the Los Angeles Times.

 

The jury awarded $3 million in compensatory damages to the family of Barbara Schwarz, the passenger who died in the crash, and Jean Bookout, the surviving driver. Bookout and Schwarz's family will also receive punitive damages, based on the jury's finding of "reckless disregard" in Toyota's actions, according to the Times.  Deliberations on the punitive damages are scheduled for Friday.

Toyota has declined to comment on the verdict while the case is ongoing.
 
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