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Jonathan Martin

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News >  Spokane

Poll: Pot initiative favored

SEATTLE – A $2.8 million TV advertising blitz in October by the campaign to legalize marijuana appears to have given Initiative 502 a critical boost just as ballots are being cast. There are no marijuana leaves – or even admitted marijuana users – in the ads, reflecting I-502’s strategy to attack the ban on marijuana while not endorsing its use.
News >  Pacific NW

Pot-infused products exist in legal limbo

SEATTLE – The kitchen in the weather-beaten beachfront cabin near Olympia is cramped and freckled with mysterious brown stains. A shaggy dog named Butter is poking around, and a quarter-sized spider dangles at the window. It’s not the best situation, Jim Chaney acknowledges, for a home-based business making marijuana-infused products, called “medibles.”
News >  Nation/World

No evidence that woman miscarried

A Seattle teenager’s claim that abuse by Seattle police caused her miscarriage has become a viral Internet sensation of the Occupy movement, but no evidence has emerged to support her allegation. Jennifer M. Fox, 19, has accused Seattle police of kicking her and hitting her in the stomach with a bicycle during a Nov. 15 Occupy Seattle protest, then dousing her with pepper spray, even after she yelled, “I’m pregnant.” A viral video shows her reeling from the pepper spray, but not being struck.

News >  Nation/World

Bill Weighs Public Safety, Rights Of Mentally Ill Law Would Expand Power Of Judges To Commit People To Mental Wards Against Their Will

It began with a tragedy - a retired fireman randomly murdered while returning from a Seattle Mariners game with his family. The killer had fallen through cracks between the courts and mental hospitals, a paranoid schizophrenic who didn't get treatment after a previous crime. The tragedy last year angered lawmakers. Their attempt to fill the cracks should be signed into law soon by Gov. Gary Locke.
News >  Nation/World

Chronic Drunks Left Out To Dry Budget Cuts, Tougher Attitudes Turning Detox Shelters Into One-Night Stops

(From For the Record, March 23, 1998): Story incorrect: Terry Lawhead is operations director for the Downtown Spokane Partnership. Lawhead's title was unclear and the group's name was incorrect in a Sunday story. 1. Shortly after leaving detox, friends share a beer downtown. Photo by Shawn Jacobson/The Spokesman-Review 2. Van driver Glen Dowd shakes hands with a man in the "sobering unit" at the detox center. Dowd had just transported another man from the Deaconess Medical Center emergency room to detox. Photo by Shawn Jacobson/The Spokesman-Review
News >  Features

At Home In Eden Bringing Plants And Animals Into North Side Nursing Home Has Made A Dramatic Improvement In Residents’ Quality Of Life

1. Merril Knut Nystuen gets a kick out of Pickels, who came out of his cage when Nystuen's wife, Janet, came to visit at the Riverview Care Center. Photo by Torsten Kjellstrand/The Spokesman-Review 2. Below right, Riverview staff member Casey Morphis takes a break to play with Schurman the cat at the nurses' station. 3. Riverview Care Center resident Jean McAlister usually brings back treats from her meals to give to her two birds, Twee-Dee and JoJo. Photo by Torsten Kjellstrand/The Spokesman-Review
News >  Spokane

Welfare Workers Will Offer Service, And Maybe A Smile Extra Training To Focus On Being Polite And Professional

Welfare recipients rarely hear a kind word but that's about to change. Complaints about inconsiderate treatment by welfare workers have prompted extra training on being professional and polite. "It's an ongoing process to personalize the faceless structure of the government," said Bernie Nelson, regional Department of Social and Health Services administrator.

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