Author: NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press

Bail set at $100K for two Polish band members in rape case

The final two members of a Polish metal band had bail set at $100,000 on rape and kidnapping charges involving the gang-rape of a woman on their tour bus following a show in Spokane, Washington.  On Friday, 31-year-old Rafal Piotrowski and 30-year-old Hubert Wiecek of the band Decapitated made their initial appearance before a judge in Spokane.

State Supreme Court sends water rights case to trial court

The Washington Supreme Court has decided that an environmental group has standing to seek the removal of fill material added to property along Lake Chelan to raise the property above the water level, obstructing the public's right to use navigable waters over that property.