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December 7, 2012 at 6:05 AM

Would an ‘Elks Lodge of cannabis’ be OK?

The executive director of Washington’s chapter of NORML said the marijuana advocacy group is kicking around the idea of opening what he called an “Elks Lodge of cannabis.” “We’ll be talking with attorneys about it,” said Kevin Oliver. He envisions a members-only club, with no marijuana sales, similar to NORML’s cafe in Portland for medical marijuana…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: indoor smoking law, Initiative 502, marijuana

December 6, 2012 at 10:33 AM

An expert’s advice to parents now that marijuana is legal

“Legalization Day” for marijuana has brought us midnight toking at the Space Needle, “Big Lebowski” references by the Seattle police and more festivities planned for this evening. So why is Roger Roffman trying to be a buzzkill at the party? He’s not exactly. He has been on the national board of the legalization advocacy…


Comments | More in General news, Politics | Topics: Initiative 502, Legalization Day, marijuana

November 26, 2012 at 1:21 PM

Is medical marijuana right for a 7-year-old?

The Oregonian had a provocative story this weekend about a mother who gives her 7-year-old daughter medical marijuana to quell effects of the girl’s chemotherapy treatments for leukemia. The mother says marijuana is a wonder drug for the girl; her dad called Child Protective Services. Like Oregon, Washington has no age limit for medical…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: medical marijuana

August 23, 2012 at 4:37 PM

DEA tells 23 medical marijuana storefronts to shut down

The Drug Enforcement Administration mailed letters Thursday to 23 medical marijuana businesses in Western Washington, warning they could be prosecuted and the properties seized if they are operating within a school zone. “Please take the necessary steps to discontinue the sale and/or distribution of marijuana…within 30 days,” read the letter, signed by Matthew G. Barnes, special…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Initiative 502, Jenny Durkan, marijuana

August 19, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Taylor Bridge fire containment expected on Monday

Fire fighters tackling the Taylor Bridge fire near Cle Elum  hope to fully contain the 23,252-acre blaze by Monday if the weather continues to cooperate. Crews working overnight held fire lines on the fire’s northwest perimeter, said Jessica Payne, spokesman for the Taylor Bridge Fire Information Center. A mandatory evacuation notice, imposed on Saturday, remains in effect…


Comments | Topics: Taylor Bridge Wildfire

August 10, 2012 at 9:27 PM

KOMO-TV anchor Kathi Goertzen returns to hospital after “setback”

Longtime KOMO-TV anchor Kathi Goertzen has returned to the intensive care unit at a regional hospital after suffering a “setback” in her 14-year struggle with brain tumors. On its website, the station announced that Goertzen had returned to a hospital and “would appreciate your thoughts and prayers.” Goertzen, 54, has had at least nine surgeries and…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: kathi goertzen, komo-tv

August 10, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Gunfire at Seattle’s Judkins Park leaves man wounded

A man was shot in a “disturbance” in Seattle’s Central District on Friday evening, and officers are looking for high-end sedan seen driving away, according to Seattle police. Just after 6 p.m., police responded to a report of gunfire at 23rd Avenue South and South Dearborn Street, across the street from Judkins Park. Witnesses reported seeing…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Judkins Park, Seattle Police

August 5, 2012 at 10:38 AM

Man sitting in north Seattle road killed in hit-and-run accident

A 23 year-old man was arrested for driving under the influence following a fatal hit-and-run in north Seattle early Sunday morning. Just before 2 a.m., a witness saw a 32 year-old man sitting cross-legged in the southbound lane of 15th Avenue Northeast near Northeast 104th Street, his head cradled in his hands, according to Seattle police….


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: hit and run, Seattle Police

July 29, 2012 at 5:33 PM

I-5 closed after exchange of gunfire, multiple-vehicle crash

I-5 southbound was closed for nearly two hours while police investigated an apparent shooting and related multiple-vehicle accident. At least three people were injured in the incident, including one man who was shot. Police are looking for a green, Chrysler Sebring.  Just after 4:10 p.m., police dispatchers received a report of an exchange of gunfire between two vehicles…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: gunfire, i-5

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