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  • Prosecutors: Stark murder planned

    A Southern California man is either a calculated killer who persuaded his lover to gun down her husband or simply a concerned man who tried to get the dead man’s …


  • Gingrich backs vote on marriage

    OLYMPIA – Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said he thinks allowing same-sex couples to marry is wrong, but the path Washington is taking to change its law is right. Voters, …


  • 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 …


  • Latest marijuana bill would create patient registry, co-ops

    OLYMPIA – The latest incarnation of a bill to add structure to Washington’s medical marijuana laws has supporters who don’t like parts of it and opponents who do. People who …


  • Medical marijuana bill introduced in Idaho House

    Medical marijuana legislation was introduced in the Idaho House today, where Rep. Tom Trail, R-Moscow, introduced HB 370 as a personal bill.


  • 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. …


  • 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 …


  • Change federal marijuana rules, Gregoire says

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


  • 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.


  • Suspected marijuana thief shot to death in Grant County

    A medical marijuana patient who shot a suspected burglar near Moses Lake Sunday night has been arrested for unlawfully possessing a firearm.


  • 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 …


  • Groups urging no on marijuana laws

    Anticipating both a November 2012 ballot initiative and state legislation to legalize medicinal marijuana, social services agencies in Coeur d’Alene are organizing to educate the public about what they call …


  • 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 …


  • Pullman eyes ban on pot gardens

    The Pullman City Council will vote next week on adopting a moratorium on medical marijuana community gardens. City Attorney Laura McAloon advised the council to take that action Tuesday, saying …


  • 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 …


  • Grand jury indicts Spokane medical marijuana dispensers

    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 …


  • 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 …


  • Feds raid more Spokane marijuana dispensaries

    Federal agents, assisted by Spokane Police, are currently raiding marijuana dispensaries including one on Freya Street just north of the intersection with Sprague Avenue. Spokane Police Detective Tom Hendren said …


  • New bill targets medical pot

    OLYMPIA – With a Senate panel considering a new rewrite of the state’s medical marijuana laws, Gov. Chris Gregoire said Wednesday she’ll push to get the federal government to change …


  • Medical marijuana push advancing on two fronts in Idaho

    BOISE – Conservative Idaho might not seem like the most fertile ground for a medical marijuana movement, but supporters have launched an initiative drive that could change the terms of …


  • Spokane group collecting signatures for city medical marijuana initiative

    Spokane citizens could soon have their say on the controversy growing locally and statewide on the enforcement of marijuana laws. Citizens for a Sensible Spokane, a group that supports legalization …


  • Lawmakers turn to AG for advice on medical marijuana bill

    OLYMPIA – A few days after a Democratic governor vetoed most of a new medical marijuana bill, House Democrats are asking her possible Republican replacement for a little help in …


  • Pot bill tamped down

    OLYMPIA – State workers will not be licensing medical marijuana growers or dispensaries, and patients will not be able to sign on to a registry that could save them from …


  • Gregoire vetoes most of marijuana bill

    OLYMPIA – State workers will not be licensing medical marijuana growers or dispensaries, and patients will not be able to sign onto a registry that could save them from arrest. …


  • State employees urge Gregoire to veto pot bill

    OLYMPIA — The state employees union joined the fray over the medical marijuana bill, urging Gov. Chris Gregoire in a letter today to veto it.


  • Marijuana bill supported

    OLYMPIA – Federal agents are unlikely to arrest state workers for regulating medical marijuana in Washington, despite warnings from two federal prosecutors, a constitutional law expert told Gov. Chris Gregoire …


  • Gregoire set to veto part of medical marijuana bill

    OLYMPIA — The Senate gave final passage this morning to a bill that attempts to regulate medical marijuana production and sales, setting up a possible showdown with the governor, who …


  • Medical marijuana bill in limbo after letter from U.S. attorneys

    OLYMPIA – The Legislature’s efforts to provide structure and regulations to Washington’s burgeoning medical marijuana operations could be snuffed out by a warning last week from the state’s federal prosecutors. …


  • Editorial: Obsolete view on marijuana holding back state efforts

    As the Washington Legislature heads toward adoption of a bill that permits marijuana growing and distribution systems for medicinal use, federal prosecutors are loudly clearing their throats and reiterating that …

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