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Supplier’s conviction sparks concern among medical marijuana advocates

Marijuana advocates still reeling from last week’s conviction of a medicinal pot supplier in Spokane are stepping up the pressure. Nearly three dozen demonstrators gathered Thursday outside of the federal …


Amended pot bill heads to House

OLYMPIA – A new version of a plan to regulate the production and sale of medical marijuana in Washington is headed for a vote in the state House after narrowly …


Owners, law agencies disagree on legality of pot dispensaries

Marijuana advocates say Spokane has quickly earned a new nickname: Spokansterdam, a nod to the Dutch city where the sale and use of marijuana is legal.


Police find 50 pounds of marijuana in Spokane man’s trunk

A routine traffic stop Sunday evening near Grants Pass in Oregon led to the discovery of 50 pounds of marijuana in the trunk of a car driven by a Spokane …


Smoke, smell lead to marijuana busts

In the last week it seemed that Liberty Lake was the place for people to pull over and light up their marijuana pipes. Liberty Lake Police made arrests in two …


WSU star Klay Thompson suspended following arrest

Washington State University’s star basketball player Klay Thompson, 21, was arrested late Thursday for marijuana possession. Coach Ken Bone released a short statement this morning saying Thompson had been suspended …


Feds raid Hells Angels clubhouse in Spokane

A leader of the Washington state chapter of the Hells Angels was arrested Thursday during a raid at the outlaw motorcycle gang’s Spokane headquarters. Ricky Warren Jenks, who was among …


Washington lawmakers debate marijuana’s legal status

OLYMPIA – Washington state could collect about $200 million a year by legalizing marijuana, then regulating, taxing and selling it in state liquor stores, a legislative panel was told Tuesday. …


Shadle kids sickened by ‘Spice’ as DEA moves to ban it

Four Shadle Park High School students were hospitalized Wednesday after smoking Spice – a substance that gives a marijuana-like high – the same day the Drug Enforcement Agency announced it …


WSP names officer in shooting that wounded woman

The chief of Washington State Patrol said Tuesday he has no reason to believe last week’s shooting of an unarmed pregnant woman in Spokane was accidental. “I don’t have anything …


Shop sells three flavors of marijuana ice cream

SOQUEL, Calif. – Smoke a bowl or eat a bowl (of ice cream)? That’s the question at a new medical marijuana dispensary, where half pints of Banannabis Foster and Straw-Mari …


Vestal: Medical marijuana dispensaries don’t seem like big threat

It’s time to de-stupidify medical marijuana. Earlier this month, the local gendarmes once again expended a bunch of time and effort bringing down a medical marijuana dispensary. If someone breaks …


Medical marijuana dispensary owner faces drug charges

A Greenacres man who operated a medical marijuana dispensary about 100 feet from a Washington State Patrol office could face felony drug charges in the latest example of Spokane County’s …


Spokane police say teen sold pot at school

A Mason jar filled with pot found in a backpack led to a teen’s arrest Monday at Mt. Spokane High School. The 16-year-year-old, who attended the school, told a school …


Deputies raid pot shop near state patrol office

A Greenacres man who operated a medical marijuana dispensary about 100 feet from a Washington State Patrol office could face felony drug charges in the latest example of Spokane County’s …


Spokane teen suspected of selling drugs at school

A 16-year-old Mount Spokane High School student is being investigated for selling marijuana to students, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.


Othello woman dies in crash after pursuit

A motorist apparently trying to flee after being caught lighting illegal fireworks near an Othello-area wheat field died Monday after being ejected from her car as it overturned. Two passengers …


Border agents find pot, arrest driver

A Canadian truck driver was arrested at an Avista Utilities power plant in Ferry County with 300 pounds of marijuana on Friday.


Organizers: Marijuana initiative won’t make Wash. ballot

An initiative to legalize marijuana for adults in Washington state will not qualify for the fall ballot, an organizer said Thursday.


Three dozen arrested in marijuana raids

LYNNWOOD, Wash. – About three dozen people have been arrested in raids on suspected marijuana-growing operations in Snohomish County.


Idaho GOP move to define marriage to exclude transgenders

Idaho doesn’t recognize gay or lesbian marriage, but some Republicans want the state to go a step further.


Police: Knife-wielding man arrested at gunpoint

A transient suspected of threatening three people with a hunting knife in downtown Spokane late Thursday told officers he was upset that his guitar was stolen, police said today.


Washington legal marijuana initiative in danger

An effort to legalize marijuana for adults in Washington is in danger of not making the ballot this year, after support from the state’s progressive establishment failed to materialize.


Moses Lake burn victims airlifted to Seattle

Three men were airlifted from Moses Lake to Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center with severe burns after igniting a flash fire in a small garden shed Monday night. They were reportedly …


Authorities: 3 severely burned while manipulating pot

Three men were airlifted from Moses Lake to Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center with severe burns after igniting a flash fire in a small garden shed Monday night. They were reportedly …


UPS helps deliver drug suspect to police

A suspicious-smelling package that caught a local parcel delivery worker’s attention this month turned out to be a pound of marijuana bound for Missouri. Now a 20-year-old Spokane man is …


Reclaimed pot package leads to arrest

A suspicious-smelling package that caught a local mail worker’s attention this month turned out to be a pound of marijuana bound for Missouri. Now a 20-year-old Spokane man is facing …


Post Falls couple given probation after testimony

A Post Falls couple targeted in what federal agents describe as a murder plot by a former developer and accused drug dealer they testified against received probation this week for …


Spokane infant’s killer going to prison

A judge sentenced an admitted baby killer to 15 years in prison Monday but denied the slayer’s mother a final request: a hug before deputies escorted him away. Jereme J. …


Man to serve 15 years for killing baby girl

A judge sentenced an admitted baby killer to 15 years in prison today but denied the slayer’s mother a final request: a hug before deputies hauled him back to jail.