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Camp fire survivors get Christmas pardons

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Christmas Eve granted her a pardon for her 1999 drug conviction, a mercy that made her feel as if the state recognized how far she’s …

UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018

Heroes or criminals? Trump pardons 2 Oregon ranchers

Rugged individualists to some, dangerous arsonists to others, a father and son who were convicted of intentionally setting fires on public land in Oregon were pardoned Tuesday by President Donald …

UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018

Pardons become a Trump fixation

President Donald Trump is privately telling aides that he is strongly considering pardoning Alice Marie Johnson, a 63-year-old woman serving a life sentence, after meeting with Kim Kardashian to discuss …

UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018

Trump mulls commuting Blagojevich’s term, pardoning Stewart

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he’s considering commuting the sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who was convicted of corruption, and pardoning lifestyle maven Martha Stewart, who did …

UPDATED: Sun., July 23, 2017

Schumer predicts Trump firing Mueller would be tipping point

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said President Donald Trump would trigger “a cataclysm” if he fires Special Counsel Robert Mueller or pardons himself, even as one of the president’s lawyers …

Eye on Boise: April tax revenue well above forecasters’ expectations

BOISE – Because Idaho budgets based on forecasts and estimates of how much tax revenue will come in, there’s always some anticipation about how revenues fare in April, the biggest …

Shawn Vestal: Pardon would let wayward kids hear Ague’s story

Gov. Chris Gregoire has been fairly tight-fisted with pardons. But Starcia Ague presented a case the governor couldn’t refuse. Ague – a young woman who has spent eight years triumphing …

Man who armed Israel pardoned

WASHINGTON – In a gesture of forgiveness for a decades-old offense, President Bush on Tuesday granted a pardon posthumously to a man who broke the law to supply aircraft to …