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Detectives bust Spokane Valley marijuana grow

Authorities responding to a Spokane Valley standoff sniffed out and busted a marijuana growing operation nearby. Sheriff’s detectives executed a search warrant at the house on the 12100 block of …


Lawmakers balk on marijuana initiative

OLYMPIA – Voters will have to decide this fall whether to legalize marijuana for personal use. The Legislature appears unlikely to vote on, or even debate, the marijuana initiative sent …


Lawmakers to consider pot initiative

OLYMPIA — A measure that would decriminalize use and possession of small amounts of marijuana for adults was sent to the Washington Legislature today after the Secretary of State’s office …


Man accused of trying to sell pot on courthouse lawn

Grant County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Grand Coulee man for allegedly trying to sell marijuana on a courthouse lawn. About 1:30 p.m. today, deputies learned an adult male was approaching …


Man arrested with marijuana wrapped as gifts

A man who works at a hydroponics supply store in north Spokane faces felony marijuana trafficking charges after an officer found 3.3 pounds of marijuana wrapped up as Christmas gifts …


Advocates disagree on best way to regulate medical pot

Stevens County activists dressed in prison stripes recently were tossed out of Gonzaga University’s Cataldo Hall where Rick Steves, the travel writer and TV show host, was delivering a speech. …


Home had been hit before

A teenager who was with the 13-year-old boy shot during a Monday burglary had stolen marijuana from the same home less than a week before. The boy who was shot …


Report: Homeowner who shot teen suspect had pot stolen earlier

A teenager who was with the 13-year-old boy shot during a Monday burglary had stolen marijuana from the same home less than a week before.


Eye on Boise: Hart tax drama extended yet again

BOISE - Tax-protesting Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart has asked for and received 30 more days to respond to federal authorities’ move to foreclose on his Athol home. The action …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 8, 2011, 6:35 p.m.

Police says they’ll stop harassing pot supporters

The King County Sheriff’s Office and the Washington State Public Stadium Authority have agreed to stop harassing people collecting signatures outside the Seahawks football stadium for an initiative that would …


Governors want marijuana reclassified

OLYMPIA – Governors from Washington and Rhode Island asked the federal government Wednesday to reclassify marijuana so it can be used for medical use. Gov. Chris Gregoire and Rhode Island …


Two plead guilty following medical marijuana raids

Two men have pleaded guilty to felony possession of marijuana following raids in April of several marijuana dispensaries in the Spokane area.


Authorities identify alleged burglar shot in Moses Lake

The Grant County Sheriff’s office today identified the man shot to death while allegedly attempting to burglarize a medical marijuana patient.


Spokane woman shoots would-be marijuana thief

A woman shot a man in the head today as he tried to steal marijuana plants from her home in north Spokane, police said. His accomplice is still at large …


Man, 77, faces trafficking charges

A 77-year-old man who lived just miles from the Canadian border in Ferry County is accused of being a major drug trafficker. Alvin O. Shields was allowed to leave the …


Spin Control: Cities dazed, confused over marijuana control

OLYMPIA – Whether she realized it or not last spring when wielding her “partial veto” pen, Gov. Chris Gregoire has prompted a hodgepodge of pot laws around the state and …


Medical marijuana dispensers indicted

The owners of two medical marijuana dispensaries in Spokane have been indicted by a federal grand jury. Charles Wesley Wright and Jon Richard Vivian, owners of the THC Pharmacy on …


Plea deal in Hells Angel drug case

A member of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang pleaded guilty Friday to charges that he conspired to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine and grow more than 100 marijuana …


Hells Angels member pleads guilty to drug charges

A member of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang pleaded guilty today to charges that he conspired to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine and grow more than 100 marijuana …


Liquor, tolls, care staff initiatives likely qualify for November ballot

OLYMPIA – Washington voters will likely face proposals on tolls, liquor and home health care workers on the November ballot. But not on chickens or marijuana.


Pot and driving: Law enforcers struggle to define impairment level

It was his green tongue that helped give away Jimmy Candido Flores when police arrived at the fatal accident scene near Chico, Calif. Flores had run off the road and …


Time to sign up or shut up as initiative deadline nears

OLYMPIA – As Washington residents hit the parks, the malls and the supermarkets this holiday weekend, they may get a chance to take part in one bit of democracy central …


Group files initiative to legalize marijuana use

Activists behind a new push to legalize marijuana for recreational use in Washington state say the measure is carefully calibrated to what voters will support. Leaders of the group New …


Oregon to draw on pot revenue

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Oregon lawmakers have decided to tap the popular medical marijuana program for an estimated $7 million to fund other health programs and reject a pile of …


Knezovich makes points in debate over new jail

Call it the Dueling PowerPoints. Spokane’s downtown Rotary 21 club got the opening salvo April 29 when Robert Boruchowitz, a Seattle University law professor, made the case for diversion programs …


Hells Angels member indicted

A grand jury has indicted a member of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang on federal drug and gun charges. Michael Ryan Fitzpatrick, 33, is accused of conspiring with two unidentified …


Charges against Casto dropped

Former Washington State University starting forward DeAngelo Casto is in the clear after Whitman County District Court Judge Doug Robinson today suppressed evidence necessary to prove possession of marijuana charges …


Reward offered for tips on Monday shooting

Police are looking for information that might help identify the gunman who shot a 20-year-old Spokane man early Monday.


Spokane police investigate morning shooting

Police are looking for a gunman after an 20-year-old man was shot in the chest this morning in northeast Spokane.


Medical marijuana dispenser avoids prison

Medical marijuana dealer Scott Q. Shupe will avoid prison on drug-trafficking charges, at least for now.