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October 11, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Am I my purse? The state Supreme Court thinks so

I greet with some consternation the Washington Supreme Court ruling that police officers’ license to search people extends to their purse, even if the purse is not on their person but nearby. Long story short. Police arrested a woman in 2009 who was a passenger in a car with stolen license plates.  The officer handcuffed her and placed her in the back of the…

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October 1, 2013 at 8:15 AM

The decline of meth in Washington: bye bye Walter White

In “Breaking Bad” a Washington state drama, Walter White’s blue meth would’ve been the bomb 10 years ago. That’s when, by some measures, meth peaked as the drug of choice. It was an “epidemic” in news reports (including mine). But meth’s decline has skipped notice. Like Walter White (no spoilers), meth skipped town, but is still dangerous. The Department of…

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