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State to plan pot licensing, taxing

OLYMPIA – Washington will be “following the will of the voters and moving ahead” with setting up ways that adults can legally obtain marijuana for recreational use, Gov. Chris Gregoire …


Clark: Here’s the straight dope on your I-502 questions

Washington voters approved a measure this week to legalize marijuana for recreational use, leaving many in the non-stoner community abuzz with questions. Fortunately, Answer Man is here today to fill …


Six teens injured in rollover crash

A crash involving marijuana and excessive speed Friday night landed six teenagers in local hospitals, one in critical condition. Spokane County sheriff’s deputies responded to the rollover crash at about …


Marijuana initiative creates opportunity, questions

Despite what the Bob Marley posters might suggest, John Kim’s family business is all about tobacco. Cigars and hookahs. Cigarettes and lighters. Pipes shaped like dolphins, horses and motorcycles, ranging …


Pot pilot sentenced to 10 years by judge

SEATTLE – A helicopter pilot from Armstrong, British Columbia, who flew loads of marijuana into the United States from Canada has been sentenced in federal court in Seattle to 10 …


Planning begins for growing and selling pot

The state Liquor Control Board, responsible for regulating the production and sale of marijuana in Washington under Initiative 502, is preparing to move ahead with implementation plans.


Hemp may gain ground in votes only

SEATTLE – Residents of Washington, Oregon and Colorado won’t just be considering whether to let adults buy pot at state-sanctioned shops when they vote next month on legalizing and taxing …


Spin Control: McKenna’s dance moves could wrap up the nerd vote

The first rule of campaigning in 2012 should be: Think twice before you do something. There’s always a video camera around. This might be something the staff of gubernatorial candidate …


U.S. Senate hopeful Baumgartner endorses marijuana initiative

The Republican challenger for a Washington U.S. Senate seat endorsed a ballot measure Wednesday that would legalize marijuana for personal use in the state. State Sen. Mike Baumgartner, R-Spokane, said …


Initiative or no, federal law trumps state on marijuana

Suppose voters decided that they’ve had it with federal drug rules that make marijuana an illegal substance akin to heroin or cocaine, and they change Washington state law to make …


Police provide more details on day care pot bust

Following citizens’ questions about the amount of time it took detectives to arrest a woman charged with selling marijuana to high school students, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office released more …


Cops: Pot grown, sold in Spokane Valley day care

Spokane County sheriff’s detectives on Thursday arrested a 35-year-old Spokane Valley day care provider who had been selling marijuana to high school students. Detectives raided the duplex at 7820 E. …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2012, 12:27 p.m.

Drug cops raid Spokane Valley daycare

A Spokane Valley daycare operator was arrested this morning for selling marijuana to several high school students.


South Hill seizure nets pot, alligator, piranhas

Piranhas offered for trade on Craigslist led state fish and game agents to seize several of the exotic, human-eating fish from an apartment on Spokane’s lower South Hill. The rare …


Piranhas, alligator seized from South Hill apartment

Piranhas offered for trade on Craigslist led state fish and game agents to seize several of the exotic, human-eating fish from an apartment on Spokane’s lower South Hill.


Man sentenced for aiding marijuana traffickers

A 78-year-old man who allowed drug traffickers to use his property just south of the Canadian border in Ferry County will spend 2 1/2 years in federal prison, a judge …


I-502’s fiscal result remains hazy

SEATTLE – The state’s latest financial analysis says legalizing and taxing marijuana could bring Washington as much as nearly $2 billion over the next five years – or as little …


Police looking for alleged thief

A man who police say was arrested leaving a suspected robber’s home with a bag of marijuana is now wanted on charges stemming from a gunpoint home-invasion robbery two days …


On ballots, expect single marijuana, marriage options

OLYMPIA – Washington voters could face ballot measures this November on marijuana, same-sex marriage, charter schools and supermajorities for taxes. But they won’t face more than one on any of …


Shock player says God told him to start fire

A pro football player who leapt from his burning third-floor apartment in Liberty Lake Thursday said he started the blaze with a marijuana blunt because God told him to, authorities …


Hung jury focused on pot-smoking drivers

A second jury in nine months failed to agree on whether a Deer Park man’s marijuana use caused a fatal crash, highlighting the lack of accepted legal standards for when …


Second jury hangs on stoned-while driving trial

A second jury in nine months failed to agree today whether a Deer Park man’s marijuana use caused a fatal crash, highlighting the lack of accepted standards to determine when …


Grow house search ruled illegal

A recent court ruling that deemed a drug raid illegal has raised questions about how law enforcement in Spokane County investigate marijuana growers. Sheriff’s detectives had reason to believe marijuana …


Confiscated pot stinking up Oregon courthouse

COQUILLE, Ore. — The atmosphere at the Coos County Courthouse this spring is a bit heady. Blame it on the pot in the evidence lockers and too little ventilation.


Inslee, McKenna split on gay marriage

Gay marriage in Washington state is all but certain to be decided by voters in November, but the state’s gubernatorial candidates will be offsetting each other’s votes on whether to …


Local, state groups vie over city pot initiatives

Two groups who favor relaxed enforcement of marijuana laws are battling over similar initiatives they want to put before Spokane voters. Sensible Spokane and Sensible Washington, which are separate organizations, …


78-year-old pleads guilty in pot case

A 78-year-old man who allowed drug traffickers to use his property just south of the Canadian border in Ferry County has pleaded guilty. Alvin Oliver Shields had 700 pounds of …


Homeowner who shot burglar faces assault charge

A homeowner in Medical Lake accused of shooting a fleeing 14-year-old burglary suspect in the back last December has been charged with assault. In new court documents, Spokane County sheriff’s …


Doug Clark: Billboard helps weed out the humorless

A tempest in a flowerpot blooms in North Spokane. The hubbub centers on a billboard towering over North Division Street near Lyons Avenue.


N. Idaho man to stand trial on drug charges

COEUR D’ALENE — A North Idaho man facing drug conspiracy charges in federal court came under investigation after authorities responded to a fire on his property and reported finding evidence …