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October 31, 2012 at 6:33 PM

Naturopathic physician’s license suspended for allegedly selling marijuana

The state has suspended the license of Yuel Luncheon Boyce, a naturopathic physician with practices in Whatcom and King counties, who has been charged with using his license to sell marijuana. The Board of Naturopathy and the Washington State Department of Health allege that Boyce authorized patients to use medical marijuana without providing care or treatment,…

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October 31, 2012 at 6:29 PM

O’Dea High School principal resigns, denies abuse allegations from 1970s

The principal of O’Dea High School has resigned, according to news release from acting principal James Walker. In a letter on the school’s website, Zachary Lell, chairman of the O’Dea School Board, says, “The O’Dea School Board learned today that Brother Walczak has been accused of sexual abuse of a minor. The accusations relate to Br….

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October 31, 2012 at 5:02 PM

Edmonds man shot by police booked for assault

The man shot by police last week following a low-speed chase from Edmonds to Bothell has been identified as Robert A. Marvin, 68, of Edmonds. Marvin, who remains in Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center recovering from his wounds,  has been booked for investigation of second-degree assault, according to a news release from Aaron Snell, spokesman for the Everett Police…

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October 31, 2012 at 4:37 PM

For tonight, she’s Gov. Alice

The Associated Press OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire is greeting trick-or-treaters at the governor’s mansion as Alice in Wonderland. Her husband Mike is dressing as the White Rabbit. Last Halloween, Gregoire was the Sesame Street character Elmo. In years past Gregoire and others at the mansion in Olympia have dressed up as characters from “Willy Wonka & the…

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October 31, 2012 at 4:00 PM

$1M bail for man accused of killing ex-girlfriend in Auburn

A King County judge set bail today at $1 million for a 30-year-old man accused of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend yesterday morning at her Auburn apartment. The suspect is being held in jail for investigation of second-degree murder-domestic violence. Tricia Patricelli’s body was discovered around 8:30 a.m. by a male friend who was staying with her…

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October 31, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Studded tires OK on Washington highways Nov. 1

The Associated Press Studded tires are legal again on Washington state highways starting Thursday, as winter travel laws take effect Nov. 1. Drivers will have to take them off by next March 31, because of damage they cause to pavement and bridges. The Transportation Department also reminds drivers of big trucks they need to carry chains in case…

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October 31, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Autism therapy to be covered for children on Medicaid

Children with autism spectrum disorders insured by the state’s Apple Health program,  including those on Medicaid, will be covered for Applied Behavior Analysis  (ABA) therapy under a lawsuit settlement approved by U.S. District Court Judge Richard A. Jones. The lawsuit was filed by the Northwest Justice Project, a statewide legal aid program, in the wake of similar settlements in…

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October 31, 2012 at 12:43 PM

UPDATE: Clark County judge accused of investment scheme

The  Associated Press UPDATE: 2:55 p.m. | Prosecutors have filed federal charges against a Clark County family court judge and five other people, alleging a $3 million, decade-long investment fraud scheme that authorities say the judge worked on from his courthouse chambers. An indictment unsealed Wednesday accuses elected District Judge Steven E. Jones, 54, and the others…

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