Rachel Maddow on Trump's 2005 Tax Returns: Watch her piece—including her much-discussed slow-play—here. The leaked partial return shows President Donald Trump paid $38 million in federal income taxes on $150 million in income. "The story here is that we have obtained this—and that this stuff is obtainable," Maddow said.
Four Men, Including Two Russians, Charged for Theft of Yahoo Accounts: "The two agents of Russia’s Federal Security Service, known as the F.S.B., who were charged are Dmitry Aleksandrovich Dokuchaev, 33, a Russian national and resident, and Igor Anatolyevich Sushchin, 43, a Russian national and resident," the New York Times reports. "The other two defendants are Alexsey Alexseyevich Belan, 29, a Russian national and resident; and Karim Baratov, 22, a Canadian and Kazakh national and a resident of Canada."
Wallingford Protests Mayor Ed Murray Over Increased Density: As an upzone downtown looks likely to easily make it through the Seattle City Council, it's a different scene in Wallingford. At an event with the mayor last night, a few upzone supporters showed up, but many of the crowd's signs looked like this:
Protesters gathered in force on Densmore Ave to protest Mayor Ed Murray's efforts to establish neighborhood housing rezones #komonews pic.twitter.com/D6euZUWY8R
— Joel Moreno (@JoelMorenoKOMO) March 15, 2017
UW Research Monkey Dies of Thirst: On January 8, staff at the University of Washington "noticed that the 8-year-old female pigtail macaque was lethargic" and found it was "severely dehydrated," the Seattle Times reports. "Attempts to save the monkey failed, and it died 40 minutes later. The veterinarian estimated that the animal had been without water for at least two to three days."
Pierce County Sheriff’s Deputy Fatally Shoots Man in Fife: Police say that after two deputies confronted a man wanted for burglary in the parking lot of a Motel 6, the suspect backed his car into a sheriff's department vehicle and hit an on-foot deputy. When the deputy was "knocked between two cars," two deputies shot the man dead, KING 5 reports.
Seattle Dreamer Will Remain Detained: A federal judge ruled Tuesday that 24-year-old Daniel Ramirez Medina will remain detained for now. But, in a win for Ramirez Medina's lawyers, the judge also ruled that his case can stay in federal court rather than be heard in immigration court, where deportation cases are heard.
No Charges for Officers Who Shot Che Taylor: King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg said officers were justified in their use of force that killed Che Taylor in Lake City last February. Taylor's family, which has argued that Taylor followed police commands during the encounter, is vowing to now file a civil case. "They are sending out a message to our community that even if you comply, you die," Che's brother Andre said.
Seattle Judge Finds FBI, Army Knew Soldier Was Risk Before He Murdered Marysville Couple: "A federal judge in Seattle has issued a remarkable order in a wrongful-death lawsuit stemming from the 2011 murders of a Marysville man and his girlfriend by a renegade group of U.S. soldiers," the Seattle Times reports, "finding the FBI and Army knew the leader of the group “posed a substantial risk” to the public two months before the killings."
Owner of Seattle’s Only Black-Owned Bookstore Remembered: "Some called her mentor, to others she was a friend, Samaritan, confidante, counselor, leader, entrepreneur, queen. But no matter their preferred moniker, all came to pay tribute to the life of Vickie Williams on Saturday afternoon at Skyway’s Holy Temple Evangelistic Center," writes Marcus Harrison Green at the South Seattle Emerald. "The longtime owner of Seattle’s only black-owned bookstore, Lem’s Life Enrichment Bookstore, in the Columbia City neighborhood, was laid to rest in a funeral attended by more than 600 people, including local officials and community luminaries, and a large swath of the black community."
State Attorney General Fines House Speaker for Campaign Reporting Violations: Washington's Democratic House Speaker Frank Chopp will pay about $6,500 for being late to report campaign contributions and expenditures in 2015 and 2016.
A Klan Member Near Portland: Steven Shane Howard, a Klan member who said last year that he was traveling to Washington state to expand the KKK into the Northwest, was recently seen at a Trump rally near Portland. That comes as neo-Nazi activity in the area is already ramping up, Willamette Week reports. Howard now he claims he's not actually trying to expand the Klan. "Fuck the kkk," Howard told WW.