Shawn Kemp's arrest and subsequent release from jail with charges dropped for an alleged drive-by shooting spotlights Washington state's self-defense laws. Videos from the shooting have gone viral.

William Cunningham, a racist white man in Washington state, is facing a felony hate crime charge after a video shows he used racial slurs and threatened to kill a Black student at Monroe High School who was in a physical altercation with Cunningham's allegedly racist daughter and her boyfriend.

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced his office filed felony charges against the officers charged with killing Manuel Ellis, a Black man whose March death while in Tacoma Police custody was ruled a homicide.

Rapper Nelly was arrested in Washington State early Saturday morning after a woman reportedly accused him of rape.

About 25 demonstrators in front of Oly city hall. Yelling:No justice, no peace. Live update at noon. @KING5Seattle — Drew Mikkelsen (@drewmikk) May 21, 2015 Protests erupted outside of the Olympia, Washington City Hall Thursday, after a White officer shot two unarmed Black male skateboarders accused of trying to steal beer from a local grocery store, […]

The Seattle Post Intelligencier is reporting that an Asian man and a Black man were charged with a hate crime for beating a white teen. Two men accused of beating a teenager and blaming it on white oppression were charged Tuesday with a hate crime and first-degree robbery. Prosecutors allege Ahmed Mohamed, who is black, […]