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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.


Feds: Murder plot uncovered in marijuana case

A Las Vegas developer acquitted by a federal jury in a North Idaho marijuana distribution case remains jailed without bail, now accused of conspiring to kill the prosecution’s key witnesses, …


Annie’s Mailbox: Let pot-smoker son see the world

Dear Annie: Our 20-year-old son, “Kevin,” worries us terribly. He was kicked out of college because of marijuana use and for the past year has couch-surfed, backpacked and hitchhiked. He …


Woman charged with harassing Spokane County deputy over phone

The text messages to the Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy came after a raid at a suspected marijuana grow house. “(W)ee can either b friends or enemies,” the cryptic message began, …


Texting gives pot case a bizarre twist

The text messages to the Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy came after a raid at a suspected marijuana grow house.


Spokane man, son face drug charges

Police arrested a 20-year-old Spokane man and his father Thursday on suspicion of selling marijuana to high school students in northwest Spokane.


Father and son suspected of selling pot to students

Police arrested a 20-year-old Spokane man and his father today on suspicion of selling marijuana to high school students in northwest Spokane.


Wash. Senate allows more to OK medical marijuana

More medical professionals will be allowed to authorize the use of medical marijuana for qualified patients under a measure approved by the Washington state Senate.


Singer of true substance always takes the high road

Reforming America’s pot laws has a good buzz going. Medical marijuana, for example, has broad popular support among the ill-and-achy baby boomer masses.


Drug arrest details emerge

Before he was sentenced last year, a former Bayview, Idaho, contractor now serving time in federal prison for selling marijuana helped federal drug agents bust a once-prominent Coeur d’Alene insurance …


Hearing reveals that contractor helped bust Carlson

Before he was sentenced last year, a former Bayview, Idaho, contractor now serving time in federal prison for selling marijuana helped federal drug agents bust a once-prominent Coeur d’Alene insurance …


Businessman was leader of drug ring

Several Spokane businesses were fronts for a multimillion-dollar marijuana distribution ring busted after a four-year investigation that involved tens of thousands of taped phone calls and a car crash that …


Committee put early stop to marijuana proposals

OLYMPIA – Efforts to legalize or decriminalize marijuana use in Washington may have been snuffed out Wednesday as a House committee refused to send either proposal to the floor. A …


House committee rejects two marijuana bills

Efforts to legalize or decriminalize marijuana use in Washington may have been snuffed out Wednesday as a House committee refused to send either proposal to the floor.


Pot hearing draws crowd

OLYMPIA – While the Legislature wrestles with a huge budget shortfall that generates hearings on everything from closing state institutions to raising college tuition, the most heavily attended hearing Wednesday …


Legislators weigh legalizing marijuana v. decriminalizing it

While the Legislature wrestles with a huge budget shortfall that forces hearings on everything from closing state institutions to raising college tuition, the most heavily attended hearing Wednesday involved a …


Smart Bombs: Be blunt about pot law

Washington state’s medicinal marijuana law is dopey. It is legal to have a certain amount of pot with a doctor’s prescription, but the police might bust you for obtaining or …