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Justices deciding fate of Backpage.com lawsuit

OLYMPIA — A website sometimes used by pimps to advertise prostitutes shouldn’t be able to claim immunity from state sex-trafficking laws because it doesn’t write the ads, an attorney for three teenage victims of sex trafficking told the state Supreme Court on Tuesday.

Pulitzer Prize poet Carolyn Kizer dies

Spokane native Carolyn Kizer, who won a Pulitzer Prize for poetry, died Thursday in Sonoma, California. She was 89. Kizer, who won the prize for her collection titled “Yin” in 1985, was known for lengthy poems and for the often biting tone in her work.

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No Child Left Behind law fuzzier than ever

With action to reauthorize or rewrite the No Child Left Behind education law stalled at the federal level, states across the country are left trying to navigate the waters of a widely unpopular law. Washington and Oklahoma have lost their waivers, and other states are in jeopardy of doing the same.