Hate Crime Charges Dropped In Attack On Transgender Woman In Washington State
Jacina Carla Scamahorn, who suffered broken bones in her face from the January assault, told BuzzFeed News she was not upset with prosecutors' decision to drop charges. “They explained what it would have entailed. I would have been dragged through the mud," she said.
Spokane Council Removes Rachel Dolezal From Police Oversight Position
The mayor and city council president of Spokane, Washington, had earlier called on Dolezal and two other members of a police oversight commission to resign after an investigation found instances of harassment and lack of transparency.
A Civil Rights Leader Has Disguised Herself As Black For Years, Her Parents Say
Rachel Dolezal is president of the Spokane, Washington, chapter of the NAACP and also chairs a city police oversight commission. Her parents also told BuzzFeed News that she is passing off her younger adopted black brother as her own son.
The First Person To Buy Legal Marijuana In Spokane, Washington, Lost A Job Over It
Michael Boyer waited 19 hours in line to make history as the first person to buy legal pot in Spokane on Tuesday, but some of his employers weren't so happy about it. Update: Things are looking up for Boyer, as one of his employers, TrueBlue, decide to keep him on.