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Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit Wednesday over the Northwest Detention Center allegedly failing to pay detainees minimum wage in exchange for their work. Immigrants detained at the facility for civil proceedings were often paid $1 per day or less, the lawsuit alleges. Melissa Santos melissa.santos@thenewstribune.com
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