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Wash. activists file initiative to legalize pot

Five activists have filed a ballot initiative that would legalize all adult marijuana possession in Washington state.


Details emerge on international drug ring with Spokane ties

An international drug ring that led to a young man’s suicide in the Spokane County Jail was headed by four Canadian men, authorities allege, one of whom offered to cooperate …


Canadian drug ring details emerge

An international drug ring that led to a young man’s suicide in the Spokane County Jail was headed by four Canadian men, authorities allege, one of whom offered to cooperate …


Report on teen drug use offers a mixed outlook

The federal government’s annual report of alcohol and drug abuse by children seems reassuring: Compared with recent years, marijuana use is down in 2009, use of hallucinogens is way down …


Student pot use rises in CdA, falls in Spokane

Coeur d’Alene teens smoked more marijuana last year than they did in 2006, a contrast to a trend revealed in statistics released Monday in a federal survey about the drug …


Drug runner gets six-year sentence

A drug runner arrested in the investigation of a smuggling ring that used helicopters to fly marijuana, cocaine and other narcotics throughout the region was sentenced during a secret proceeding …


Drug runner sentenced in closed proceedings, attorney says

A drug runner arrested in an investigation of a smuggling ring that used helicopters to fly marijuana, cocaine and other narcotics throughout the region reportedly was sentenced during a secret …


Drug web snagged many

Snow covered the ground and the wind howled furiously as a young Canadian man approached the Colville National Forest, piloting a helicopter packed with marijuana. Federal agents say Samuel Jackson …


Pilot’s story sought for big, small screens

Samuel Lindsay-Brown’s popularity in the sport of extreme mountain-biking led to wide attention when he committed suicide in Spokane County Jail in February. Since then, Lindsay-Brown’s story has been told …


Cartels stretching tribal police

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Matt Haney, police chief of the Colville Confederated Tribes, has two officers by day and three by night to patrol the 2,275 square miles of reservation under …


Tribal police: Cartels drive reservations’ drug problems

Matt Haney, police chief of the Colville Confederated Tribes, has two officers by day and three by night to patrol the 2,275 square miles of reservation under his jurisdiction.


Arrested Canadians toted pot in duffels, agents say

Two Canadian men face drug charges in U.S District Court after being caught near the border this week with what federal agents described as eight duffel bags of marijuana. William …


Two arrested after DEA finds pot near border

Two Canadian men face drug charges in U.S District Court after federal agents say they were caught near the border with eight duffel bags of marijuana Sunday night.


Homicide victim’s roommate arrested on drug charge

The roommate of a man found dead near Green Bluff last week has been arrested on a felony drug charge.


Probe connects homicide victim to pot ring

The man found shot to death near Green Bluff last week had been involved in a large marijuana operation for several years and had just paid off an $85,000 debt …


Homicide victim linked to drug ring

The man found shot to death near Green Bluff last week had been involved in a large marijuana operation for several years and had just paid off an $85,000 debt …


Feds to issue new medical marijuana policy

Pot-smoking patients or their sanctioned suppliers should not be targeted for federal prosecution in states that allow medical marijuana, prosecutors were told Monday in a new policy memo issued by …


Sophisticated pot fields a growing problem in Washington

Some of the most innovative farming techniques in the Northwest are being applied to a cash crop that isn’t wheat, apples or grapes. It’s a low-tech but high-stakes, high-risk venture …


Spokane police seize 40 pounds of pot, $70,000

A huge marijuana bust this morning uncovered an international operation that shipped duffel bags of pot down the Kettle River, according to the Spokane Police Department.


Police: Bad customer choice busts pot dealers

Two women will appear in Spokane County Superior Court today after police say they sold marijuana to a uniformed security officer with Spokane Transit Authority.


Pot-smuggling pilot gets nearly 4 years

A Canadian helicopter pilot who brought about 150 pounds of marijuana into North Idaho faces nearly four years in prison.


‘Unbearable’ odor was marijuana

After several weeks, a strange odor finally became “unbearable” for a Liberty Lake apartment dweller who called the Spokane Valley Fire Department for help. Assistant Fire Marshal Bill Clifford said …


Outside voices: Marijuana research needs change

Los Angeles Times, Sept. 4: When the federal Department of Health and Human Services recently issued a request for proposals seeking competitive applications for the production, analysis and distribution of …


SpoCannabis founder pleads not guilty to drug charges

A legal showdown over Washington’s medical marijuana law is taking shape in Spokane. At issue is a provision in the voter-approved law that allows caretakers to supply up to 1 …


Medical marijuana seller busted during buying trip

More than a thousand medical marijuana patients have purchased the drug at a small dispensary on Northwest Boulevard in Spokane in the nearly five months it’s been open. Business is …


Pot grower sentenced to 75 months

A Mexican national arrested a year ago when federal and state agents shut down a large marijuana growing operation in the Okanogan and Wenatchee National Forests was sentenced to 75 …


Pot grower ordered to pay for environmental damage

A Mexican national arrested last August when federal and state agents shut down a large marijuana growing operation in the Okanogan and Wenatchee national forests was sentenced to 75 months …


Marijuana plants found in cornfield near Reardan

Nearly 2,000 marijuana plants averaging 5 feet tall were uprooted from an irrigated cornfield north of Reardan, the Lincoln County sheriff said Thursday. Three suspects were arrested, including an undocumented …


Pot operation busted in Lincoln County cornfield

Nearly 2,000 marijuana plants averaging five feet in height were uprooted last week by authorities from an irrigated corn field north of Reardan, the Lincoln County sheriff said today.


Pot’s legal ambiguity clouds enforcement

A thief kicked in his door, ransacked his kitchen and stole his 8-ounce marijuana stash. So the victim called police. But the difference between this Spokane man’s story and a …