Second group reaches $11.5 million Oso landslide settlement

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - A second group of relatives of people killed in the deadly Oso landslide has reached an $11.5 million settlement with Washington state and a timber company that logged an area above the site of the collapse.The Daily Herald reported Sunday the agreement was reached in April. It follows a $60 million payout the state and Grandy Lake Forest Associates made to a larger group of plaintiffs in 2016.

Tacoma to pay $1M in case of girl thrown in parking lot

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - The city of Tacoma's total payout is now $1 million in a lawsuit filed by a teenage girl who was thrown to the ground by an off-duty Tacoma police officer working security at a mall.The News Tribune reports the City Council on Tuesday approved paying the amount, which includes $550,000 for the jury verdict and a recently negotiated amount of $450,000 for attorney's fees and costs, to settle the matter.

Ex-King County Dems chair quits county job, gets settlement

SEATTLE (AP) - The King County Assessor's Office will pay a $37,700 settlement to the ex-chair of the King County Democrats, who resigned Monday as the office's communications director amid misconduct findings related to his role as party chair.The Seattle Times reported Tuesday as part of a separation agreement, Bailey Stober will receive the payment in exchange for promising not to sue the county.