Olympia Kiwanis Boys ranch draws another sex abuse lawsuit

By: Jeremy Pawloski | The News Tribune   Shut down in 1994: In filing against Kiwanis, state, man alleges abuse at group foster home A man who attended the defunct Olympia Kiwanis Boys Ranch has sued the Kiwanis Club of Olympia and the state, alleging that he suffered “mistreatment, sexual exploitation and deprivation of the most basic human needs” while … Read More

Bicyclists say city ignores safety concerns

By LEVI PULKKINEN AND SCOTT GUTIERREZ | The Seattle PI On July 6, 2007, Terry McMacken became part of a statistic. Bicycling across the Ballard Bridge in Seattle, McMacken rode into a low concrete wall designed – extraordinarily poorly designed, his lawyers say – to separate cyclists and pedestrians from the cars and trucks on 15th Avenue West. He was … Read More

Police face claims from abuse victims

The Seattle Times Children sexually abused by their foster father filed multimillion-dollar claims against police departments in Seattle and Tacoma, saying both failed to immediately report the abuse to the state. Each of the eight children’s claims, precursors to a lawsuit, ranges between $2.5 million and $4 million. Representatives from Seattle and Tacoma police departments said they are prohibited from commenting on pending litigation. They have 60 … Read More

Suit filed against police over foster-father abuse case

By TRACY JOHNSON | The Seattle PI Lawyers for eight kids who were abused by their foster dad filed multimillion-dollar claims against Seattle and Tacoma police departments Friday, alleging that both should have done more to ensure that the man was arrested before he could do more harm. Tacoma lawyer Jack Connelly said neither department notified the state Department of Social … Read More