August 7th, 2011

Unemployment Benefit, Washington state, late 1990s

If someone was fired for their job for 'misconduct' issues in Washington state in 1999, would there have been a stand-down period before they could collect unemployment, and if so, how long?

Terms searched on Google - unemployment + termination + misconduct + washington + 1990s. Plus I checked appropriate tags in this comm, such as the government and state specific tags.

Toronto living, 1980 - schooling, banking, and legality issues.

A seventeen (soon to turn eighteen) year old boy runs away from home, mostly on impulse. His plan is to stay with his boyfriend in Toronto, both of whom are from Kingston. I can’t vouch for the population of Kingston in 1980 (the year), when this story takes place, but I’m working on the premise that it’s a small town, or at least a small city. It’s a city of at least historical importance in Ontario.

I do need help in finding some information on a few different issues.

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And my apology for not tagging the question regarding banking. I did a look through the economics tag, and I didn't think the tag was quite the right fit for my question. I can edit to fix the post, if you'd rather want me to keep the question in that tag.

Edit Thank you for everyone who answered. I feel a lot better prepared for writing this situation, although I'm facepalming for forgetting that he is free to do a lot of things as of turning the legal age of eighteen. My lack of brilliance is obvious.

Procedure for detaining a terrorism suspect in Hawaii

Time Period: present day
Situation: in my story, the police know that a suspected terrorist will be arriving in Hawaii at Honolulu International Airport. They don't have any evidence of this person's terrorist activities outside of "reliable sources" claiming the suspect intends to set off a nuclear weapon at a Hawaiian monument.
Question: What's the procedure for detaining a suspected terrorist when he arrives in the country? Who has jurisdiction? Can the local police handle it? Where is the suspect detained? Does he have any rights? (especially if a foreign national) Can he hire an attorney? Most especially, because it will affect the plot quite a bit: how long can the authorities detain this suspect if there is no evidence of his supposed terrorist activities?

I've searched on Google, of course, under "how long can the US government hold a terrorist suspect in Hawaii" and this was my best answer: http://terrorism.about.com/od/counterterrorism/tp/Terrorist-Suspects-Detention-.01.htm (basically, it says in the US it depends on the State's laws; what I can't find is anything specific to Hawaii).

I've also searched on Wikipedia, on About.com, on the TSA site, and on the US Homeland Security site. The Travel.State.gov site told me that: If foreign nationals in the United States are arrested or detained, they must be told that they may have their country’s embassy or consulate notified, and officials from the embassy or consulate must be allowed access to them upon request. And the State Department manual describes how to contact those embassies, and which countries have *mandatory* notification requirements (whether the person wants them contacted or not; other countries are at the person's discretion).

None of these sources gave me the information I needed, however. Any ideas?