Susannah Frame

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King County jails in ‘crisis mode’ with understaffing, mandatory overtime

The King County Corrections Guild says officers are quitting due to burn out, as managers routinely assign mandatory 16-hour days. KING COUNTY, Wash. — The King County Corrections Guild says understaffing at...

Washington state fines paper mill for knowingly putting workers at risk of COVID-19

Labor and Industries levied a hefty fine to WestRock Services, formerly Longview Fibre, for putting "production before people" in a workplace COVID-19 outbreak. VANCOUVER, Wash. — The Washington State Department of...

Alaska Airlines fights flight attendant who says she got long-haul COVID at work

Watch the full investigation into the workers' compensation battle between Alaska Airlines and a COVID long hauler on KING 5 at 6:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. SEATTLE — Alaska Airlines is...

Groups accuse Seattle of using misinformation to obtain green status on Skagit dams

Seattle's Skagit hydropower project is the largest Green Certified project in the country. Stakeholders say the city gained the designation with bogus claims. For 100 years, Seattle has generated carbon-free electricity...

Hundreds of COVID-19 comp claims in logjam at Washington Labor & Industries

Following an inquiry from the KING 5 Investigators, L&I changed public policy by creating a team to focus solely on resolving drawn-out pandemic-related cases. More than 300 workers’ compensation claims filed...

Tribes protest Seattle City Light's Skagit River dam project on Indigenous Peoples Day

Members of several Tribes called on Seattle leadership to install fish passage on the city's hydroelectric dams on the Skagit River. SEATTLE — On Indigenous Peoples Day, Native Americans and supporters...

Washington lawmakers slam Biden over attempt to kill law that helps sick Hanford workers

A bipartisan group of Washington state legislators sent a letter of protest to President Joe Biden urging a stop to strike down a state law to aide Hanford workers. RICHLAND, Wash....

Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe demands city stop using Chief Seattle on its logo

The Sauk-Suiattle Tribe said Chief Seattle would never accept salmon getting blocked from accessing their habitat, as Seattle's dams do on the Skagit River. SEATTLE — In an Aug. 6 letter to...

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