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Groups accuse Flint of violating legal settlement over water

Plaintiffs in a landmark legal settlement related to Flint’s lead-tainted water have asked a federal judge to intervene because they say city officials have repeatedly ignored requirements that allow monitoring …


Drivers pulled over for violations get holiday turkey

Some Montana traffic enforcement officers gave out Thanksgiving turkeys instead of tickets.


Bob Ferguson: Toughen sanctions for open meeting violations

The $100 fine for violating has been raised since 1971, when the Open Public Meeting Act was adopted.


Gop Donor Admits Campaign Violations Thomas Stewart Agrees To Pay $5 Million Fine

“I accept complete responsibility for the actions that brought us to the plea agreement today,” say Thomas Stewart. Photo by Associated Press


Builders’ Group Fined For Campaign Violations

The state election watchdog on Tuesday fined a powerful builders’ group and its affiliates $6,250 for campaign finance violations from the November 1996 elections. The Public Disclosure Commission levied the …


Dnc Fund-Raiser Surrenders To Fbi Charged With Giving, Arranging Illegal Gifts

In a surrender that surprised even some Justice Department officials, former Democratic fund-raiser Yah Lin “Charlie” Trie flew to Washington on Tuesday and quietly gave himself up to FBI agents. …


Agents Raid State Line Meth Lab Toxic Chemicals Found Near Kids’ Play Area In The Basement Of Kootenai County Home

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State Uses Foreman Case To Test Campaign Laws Candidate For Governor Accused Of Violating Contribution Laws

Dale Foreman, a GOP candidate for governor, is running afoul of the state’s election watchdog again. At issue is whether Foreman, R-Wenatchee, raised money for his campaign during the legislative …


Businessman Admits Growing Marijuana To Prop Up Company Owner Was Trying To Bail Out Failing Rafting Business

A Spokane businessman pleaded guilty Wednesday to growing commercial quantities of marijuana so he could funnel profits into his failing white-water rafting business. David C. Jeffries admitted growing 100-200 marijuana …


Man Guilty Of Weapons, Drug Charges

A Spokane Valley methamphetamine dealer faces at least 15 years in prison after being convicted by a U.S. District Court jury of drug and firearms charges. Richard Pollard, who hid …


Passenger In Drug Car Sought

Authorities are looking for the passenger in a car that was stopped on Labor Day near Ritzville carrying more than $76,000 worth of drugs. Jeffrey Pranskitis, 23, of Grand Rapids, …


Troopers Discover Drugs In Car

A car stopped for speeding on Interstate 90 near Ritzville Monday morning was carrying enough drugs to get everyone in the city of Coeur d’Alene high. The car held at …


Commissioner Would Consider Run At Governor

State Insurance Commissioner Deborah Senn says she likes her job fine, thank you, but that doesn’t rule out a challenge to Gov. Mike Lowry in 1996. Senn is the first …


Guard Flyovers Spot Marijuana

Helicopter crews spotted a total of 1,741 marijuana plants in four locations during flyovers by the Washington National Guard, the Walla Walla County sheriff’s office said. The mature plants would …


Portable Drug Lab Taken In Operation Circle Raid Four Enforcement Agencies Focus On Methamphetamine Dealers, Users

A police raid Monday at a north Spokane County home was another score for Operation Circle. Investigators from four law enforcement agencies are working together to nab dealers and users …


Police Find Drugs In Baby’s Car Seat

Three people driving a stolen car early Friday were arrested by a Washington State Patrol trooper, who also found drugs hidden in an infant’s safety seat. Brenda Brissonette, 32, of …


8 WSU Students Face Marijuana-Related Charges Police Raid Two Houses, Including ‘One Of Main Suppliers On Campus’

Palouse-area police raided two houses Wednesday morning and arrested eight Washington State University students on a variety of marijuanarelated charges. The haul was small - totaling less than half a …


Brothers, Grandmother Face Drug Charges

Two brothers have been arrested on drug charges, and their grandmother may also be charged. Michael J. Sears, 25, 6003 N. Addison, and Aaron D. Sears, 24, 654 S. Thor, …


Officers Raid Militia Leader’s Ranch Montana Game Wardens And Ravalli County Deputies Seize 10 Elk Kept Without A License

1. Montana roundup Ravalli County deputies and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials raid Cal Greenup’s ranch near Darby on Thursday. Photo by Dan McComb/The Spokesman-Review 2. Cal Greenup fedds …


Agents Raid Lab Making New Kind Of Speed

The pieces of an apparently illegal laboratory producing a unique drug have been seized near a Lewiston-area house, authorities say. The chemicals and glassware confiscated are believed to have been …


Agents Seize Meridian Tavern

United States Marshal James Benham and United States Attorneys, Betty Richardson and Sherry Matteucci have announced the seizure of Norm’s Inn, also known as Rhino Joe’s, in Meridian. The tavern …


‘Dr. Bob’ Gets Probation, Fine For Cocaine Possession

A physician’s assistant got four months’ probation and a $1,000 fine for cocaine possession in the Operation Doughboy case. Robert J. Woodruff, called “Dr. Bob” by his cocaine suppliers, was …


Woman Held After Police Find Heroin

Spokane police said they arrested a woman Saturday night when they found heroin in her possession at the Coach House Restaurant, W1107 First. Julie L. Chapman, 33, of N5608 Alberta, …


Two Men Arrested In Marijuana Bust

Officers arrested two Cataldo, Idaho, men Tuesday night after officers found 149 marijuana plants in their home, according to police officials. Members of the Kootenai County Drug Task Force arrested …


Okeke Banned From Track

Sprinter Aham Okeke, who tested positive for steroids in the United States last year, was banned from track and field for three months. It was the second time Okeke, 24, …


Crack Found In Police Car

A Spokane teenager was arrested Wednesday after police found what they suspect was crack cocaine in the back seat of the patrol car where he had been sitting. Jessie Hoyt, …


Jury Finds Man Guilty In Drug Case Biggest Crack Dealer Caught In Spokane Faces 15 Years

The biggest crack cocaine supplier ever caught in Spokane was convicted by a federal jury Friday and faces at least 15 years in prison. Darryl E. Jackson, 31, formerly of …


Spokane Man Arrested After 69 Pot Plants Found

A north Spokane man was arrested after sheriff’s deputies discovered 69 marijuana plants at his home earlier this week. Brett H. Bradley, 19, W4228 Osage Way, was arrested on suspicion …


Jury Acts Quickly In Drug Case Collicott Facing Mandatory 30-Year Minimum Sentence

It took a U.S. District Court jury less than an hour Thursday to convict Edward P. Collicott of three federal drug-dealing charges. The conviction means the 50-year-old Spokane man, with …