Washington’s juries have a diversity problem, survey finds

BY: - July 10, 2023

People of color and those with lower incomes are underrepresented in Washington’s juries, according to a report released Monday.  Black and Native jurors in particular “continue to face greater barriers to jury service,” Frank Thomas, an analyst for the Washington State Minority and Justice Commission, said in a statement. The study, completed by the Minority […]

Handprints for IDs? State liquor board discusses biometrics for alcohol sales

BY: - July 2, 2023

The power to purchase alcoholic beverages in Washington could soon be in the palm of your hand – if you’re of legal drinking age of course.  A state panel last Tuesday discussed allowing biometric data – like finger or hand prints, retinal scans or voice recognition – to be used instead of a physical ID […]