Drug courts http://www.kplu.org en Bill Would Prevent Employers From Asking About Arrests In Initial Job Applications http://www.kplu.org/post/bill-would-prevent-employers-asking-about-arrests-initial-job-applications <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">These days, a common question on job applications is whether you’ve ever been arrested. But a growing number of states, including Minnesota and Massachusetts, have adopted laws to remove questions about criminal history from initial job applications. Sponsors of a bill in Olympia hope to add Washington to that list.&nbsp;</span></p><p><a href="http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=2545" target="_blank">House Bill 2545</a> would prevent employers from asking for non-conviction information in initial job applications.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 13674 at http://www.kplu.org Bill Would Prevent Employers From Asking About Arrests In Initial Job Applications Are drug courts working? http://www.kplu.org/post/are-drug-courts-working <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-958911.mp3</p><p>Drug courts have long been viewed as a success.&nbsp; The courts give drug offenders charged with non-violent crimes the option of treatment rather than prison.</p><p>The courts, including those in Washington State, have proven effective in reducing repeat offenses. But some critics say too much money is being poured into drug courts. Tue, 22 Mar 2011 19:03:32 +0000 Paula Wissel 1049 at http://www.kplu.org Are drug courts working?