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Opinion: Hiring people with disabilities is good for the community and for business | The Seattle Times
"As a parent of a child with a significant disability, I have an incredible appreciation for the work our founders invested in creating the world we have today. But I also know firsthand that people with disabilities are still told 'no' far too often, and that must change," writes Gene Boes, president and CEO of Northwest Center, a leader in disability inclusion. The work of two UW law interns is referenced.
Seattle.Times  regl  !UWitM  2019  School:Law 
4 days ago by uwnews
When is daylight saving time? Do you need to turn clock back in Washington, given the new law? Your questions answered | The Seattle Times
Yes, you do have to “fall back” and change your clocks Nov. 3, even though the Washington state Legislature passed a law earlier this year to stay on daylight time permanently. The UW's Steve Calandrillo, professor of law, and Dr. David Avery, professor emeritus of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the School of Medicine, are quoted.
Avery.David  UW:Medicine  Department:Psychiatry&Behavioral.Sciences  Calandrillo.Steve  School:Law  Daylight.Saving.Time  Seattle.Times  regl  !UWitM  2019 
4 days ago by uwnews
Pop-up gallery sheds light on homelessness | KNKX
Researchers from the UW have been looking into what it's like to have a pet when you're homeless and they are presenting their findings in a unique way: a pop-up gallery featuring photographs of pets of people experiencing homelessness.
KNKX  regl  !UWitM  2019  School:Public.Health  School:Law 
7 days ago by uwnews
R-88: ‘leveling playing field’ or imposing racial quotas? | Tacoma News Tribune
Referendum 88 on the Nov. 5 statewide ballot asks voters to resolve a question: Should Initiative 1000 be approved or rejected? Hugh Spitzer, a law professor at the UW, is quoted.
Spitzer.Hugh  waleg  TNT  !UWitM  2019  election  politics  race  School:Law 
7 days ago by uwnews
Are developmental disability services a constitutional right in Washington? | NW News Network
For years, families of the developmentally disabled in Washington and their advocates have been frustrated that services in an institution, like one of the state’s Residential Habilitation Centers, are an entitlement, but services in the community are not. Hugh Spitzer, professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
School:Law  !UWitM  2019  regl  NW.News.Network  Spitzer.Hugh 
13 days ago by uwnews
Legal experts say affirmative-action measure wouldn’t permit use of racial quotas | Crosscut
Opponents argue Referendum 88 would institute numeric, race-based quotas in Washington state. The U.S. Supreme Court has repeatedly ruled such practices illegal. Hugh Spitzer, professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
Spitzer.Hugh  !UWitM  2019  regl  Crosscut  School:Law 
17 days ago by uwnews
Gov. Dunleavy orders shakeup of Alaska public employee unions | Anchorage Daily News
Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Thursday issued an administrative order requiring all unionized state employees to “opt in” to their union if they want to continue being members, a step that union officials quickly denounced as a “radical” swipe at their organizations that would not stand up in court. Jeff Feldman, professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
Anchorage.Daily.News  !UWitM  2019  regl  Feldman.Jeff  School:Law 
17 days ago by uwnews
Confusing affirmative action initiative a product of long back-and-forth about best way to afford opportunity | The Spokesman-Review
People who oppose changes to the state’s restrictions on affirmative action programs and signed Referendum 88 would vote “Rejected,” even though the measure was put on the ballot by a group opposed to those changes. Hugh Spitzer, professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
Spitzer.Hugh  2019  Spokesman.Review  regl  School:Law  !UWitM  election  waleg 
21 days ago by uwnews
With Referendum 88, Washington voters this election will decide whether to keep affirmative action | The Seattle Times
Voters on Nov. 5 are tasked with choosing whether to keep a measure approved this spring by the Legislature that reinstates affirmative action. Gov. Jay Inslee signed that measure, known as Initiative 1000, into law. Hugh Spitzer, professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
Spitzer.Hugh  !UWitM  2019  regl  Seattle.Times  School:Law  waleg  election 
21 days ago by uwnews
It’s scarily easy to track someone around a city via their Instagram stories | BuzzFeed News
By cross-referencing just one hour of footage from public webcams with Instagram stories taken in Times Square, BuzzFeed News confirmed the full identities of a half dozen people. Os Keyes, a UW doctoral student in human centered design and engineering, and Jevan Hutson, a law student at the UW, are quoted.
students  Keyes.Os  Hutson.Jevan  Buzzfeed  natl  !UWitM  2019  Human.Centered.Design&Engineering  School:Law  College:Engineering 
21 days ago by uwnews
Opponents say I-1000's affirmative-action policy would hurt veterans — this UW law expert disagrees | Crosscut
The debate over affirmative action in Washington state has become not just about race and gender, but also about veterans. Hugh Spitzer, professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
Spitzer.Hugh  !UWitM  2019  School:Law  regl  Crosscut 
28 days ago by uwnews
Cascadia Weekly accused of stealing film reviews for over a decade | The Stranger
On Wednesday afternoon, IndieWire film critic and deputy editor Kate Erbland was surprised to discover that she's also a writer for the Bellingham-based newspaper Cascadia Weekly. Zahr Said, professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
The.Stranger  !UWitM  2019  regl  Said.Zahr  School:Law 
28 days ago by uwnews
Prosecutor turns to little-used legal provision in effort to oust Wapato mayor | The Yakima Herald
The Yakima County prosecuting attorney plans to pursue an arcane, rarely used legal action in an attempt to determine whether the city of Wapato’s mayor is lawfully in power and to oust her if she is not. Hugh Spitzer, professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
Yakima.Herald  !UWitM  2019  regl  Spitzer.Hugh  School:Law 
5 weeks ago by uwnews
Concerns arise over Hawaii prosecutor son's job | The New York Times
The man responsible for prosecuting the mostly Native Hawaiian elders arrested for protesting construction of a giant telescope said there is no conflict of interest, even though his son works for one of the embattled project's partners. William Bailey, professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
New.York.Times  natl  !UWitM  2019  Bailey.William  School:Law 
6 weeks ago by uwnews
Kicking Matt Shea out of Washington's Legislature: Can it be done? | Crosscut
State Rep. Matt Shea has come under fire for his ties to far-right groups. But history shows how rare — and politically difficult — it can be to expel an elected lawmaker. Hugh Spitzer, a law professor at the UW, is quoted.
Spitzer.Hugh  !UWitM  2019  regl  Crosscut  School:Law  waleg  politics 
6 weeks ago by uwnews
DEA may soon allow more growers to produce cannabis for medical research | NPR
This week, the federal government announced it would begin processing dozens of pending applications for permission to cultivate marijuana for scientific research. Karen Boxx, professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
Boxx.Karen  !UWitM  2019  School:Law  natl  NPR  marijuana 
6 weeks ago by uwnews
The education of Sen. Elizabeth Warren | The New York Times
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s academic research into consumer bankruptcy led to what she described as a political awakening. John Price, dean emeritus of the UW School of Law, is quoted.
Price.John  New.York.Times  !UWitM  2019  natl  School:Law 
7 weeks ago by uwnews
Lying, spying and destroying evidence spur guardian reforms | Seattle Weekly
Judges say court-appointed guardians broke the law to keep a child away from her troubled parents. Lisa Kelly, professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
School:Law  !UWitM  2019  regl  Seattle.Weekly  Kelly.Lisa 
7 weeks ago by uwnews
'The administration is doing real damage': Trump proposal could threaten Washington species | Crosscut
Scientists, conservationists and state regulators warn that changes to the Endangered Species Act could make species and habitat recovery more difficult. Todd Wildermuth, director of the UW School of Law’s environmental law program, is quoted.
Wildermuth.Todd  School:Law  !UWitM  2019  regl  Crosscut  Environmental.Law.Program 
7 weeks ago by uwnews
Opinion: I tried hiding from Silicon Valley in a pile of privacy gadgets | Bloomberg
Avoiding digital snoops takes more than throwing money at the problem, but that part can be really fun. "If I wanted to regain my privacy, I had only one choice as an American: I needed gadgets to combat my gadgets," writes Joel Stein. Ryan Calo, an assistant law professor at the UW, is quoted.
Calo.Ryan  natl  !UWitM  2019  School:Law  Bloomberg 
9 weeks ago by uwnews

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