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April 10, 2014 at 10:43 AM

Ore. judge: Flashing your headlights is free speech

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A local judge in Southern Oregon has ruled that flashing your headlights to warn other drivers that a sheriff’s deputy is approaching is protected as free speech under the Oregon Constitution. In a ruling filed Wednesday in Jackson County Justice Court in Medford, Judge Joseph Charter ruled that truck driver Christopher Hill…

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September 6, 2012 at 6:39 PM

King County Sheriff’s motorcycle unit to be eliminated

The King County Sheriff’s Office is eliminating its motorcycle unit and redeploying the seven deputies in the unit to work in squad cars throughout unincorporated King County. The cuts are the result of a sharp revenue drop suffered to the county’s Road Fund, which allocated the money used for the unit to the sheriff’s office, King…

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June 7, 2012 at 5:48 AM

UPDATE: Pierce County deputies kill man at Spanaway

The Associated Press UPDATE: 7:55 a.m. | SPANAWAY, Pierce County — Pierce County deputies shot and killed a man they say rammed their patrol car with a stolen pickup truck at Spanaway. Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer says the deputies spotted the truck about 1 a.m. Thursday spinning around and smoking tires. A license check showed the truck had been…

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