Karen Koehler

Attorneys for alleged rape victim, Nelly trade jabs as Auburn police investigate

Attorneys for alleged rape victim, Nelly trade jabs as Auburn police investigate

SEATTLE TIMES: Rapper Nelly was arrested on investigation of second-degree rape on Saturday after a woman called 911 and reported she was sexually assaulted on a tour bus in Auburn, south of Seattle.

Lawsuit: Puyallup officer’s traffic direction led to wreck, infant’s death

Lawsuit: Puyallup officer’s traffic direction led to wreck, infant’s death

THE NEWS TRIBUNE: A police officer directs traffic after an accident. As he signals vehicles through an intersection, a driver doesn’t understand he’s supposed to stop and crashes into a vehicle the officer had waved through. Is the city who employs the officer responsible for the wreck, or does state statute protect the government from liability? That’s what a lawsuit filed by a couple in Pierce County Superior Court will decide.

'Warehoused:' Deaf student wins $1 million settlement from Grandview schools

'Warehoused:' Deaf student wins $1 million settlement from Grandview schools

YAKIMA HERALD: The Grandview School District has settled a federal civil rights lawsuit filed on behalf of a deaf student for $1 million, attorneys for the student announced Tuesday. Jose Garcia was basically “warehoused” in special education classes even though he was hearing impaired, not developmentally delayed, Seattle attorney Karen Koehler said in a news release about the settlement, which she called a record in an educational deprivation case.