News Minute: Here is the latest Washington news from The Associated Press at 4:40 p.m. PDTPosted: Updated:
SEATTLE (AP) - The two candidates vying for Washington state's 8th Congressional district seat are set to debate Wednesday night in their only joint appearance ahead of one of the most closely-watched midterm races in the country. Democrat Dr. Kim Schrier, a first-time candidate who has the backing of the national party, and Republican Dino Rossi, a longtime state legislator with wide name recognition, will meet at Central Washington University in Ellensburg at 7 p.m.
LYNNWOOD, Wash. (AP) - A Washington prosecuting attorney has reaffirmed that a police officer was justified in a fatal shooting. The Seattle Times reports Mark Roe, of Snohomish County, who reviewed Lynnwood Police Officer Zachary Yates' 2017 fatal shooting of Jeremy Dowell after new witness statements raised questions about Yates' actions, reiterated the original decision of his office that the shooting was justified. The shooting has come under criticism by attorneys representing the Dowell's parents.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The Spokane City Council is considering whether to limit federal agents from looking for people in non-public areas of city property who are living in the country illegally. The ordinance would bar searches at non-public parts of the city's bus depot unless agents have a warrant.
NEW YORK (AP) - Ebay filed a lawsuit against Amazon Wednesday, saying the online retail giant used eBay's messaging system to recruit its sellers. In the lawsuit, eBay says Amazon representatives messaged sellers to get them to sell on Amazon's site, which eBay says violates its user agreement. Amazon representatives spelled out their email addresses and asked eBay sellers to talk on the phone in order to evade detection. Amazon declined to comment on the lawsuit.
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