Austin Jenkins http://nwpr.org en Washington Supreme Court Says ‘Stop And Frisk’ Went Too Far http://nwpr.org/post/washington-supreme-court-says-stop-and-frisk-went-too-far <p>Police in Washington can “stop and frisk” individuals they have specific reason to believe may be armed. But if that search goes beyond a “brief and nonintrusive” search then it’s unconstitutional. That’s the finding of the Washington Supreme Court Thursday.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 01:21:44 +0000 Austin Jenkins 48850 at http://nwpr.org Washington Supreme Court Says ‘Stop And Frisk’ Went Too Far Pot Stores Open Around Washington http://nwpr.org/post/pot-stores-open-around-washington <p>Washington’s recreational marijuana market is open for business. From Seattle to Bellingham to Prosser, marijuana stores opened for business Tuesday. Excited customers lined up, dressed up and celebrated the end of pot prohibition. Olympia Correspondent Austin Jenkins has this wrap-up. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:58:00 +0000 Austin Jenkins 48730 at http://nwpr.org Pot Stores Open Around Washington Stores Before The Pot: Why The Rush To License Washington Marijuana Retailers? http://nwpr.org/post/stores-pot-why-rush-license-washington-marijuana-retailers <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s another significant milestone in Washington’s experiment with legal, recreational marijuana. The first 24 pot retailers in Washington now have their licenses in hand.</span></p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 00:48:46 +0000 Austin Jenkins 48641 at http://nwpr.org Stores Before The Pot: Why The Rush To License Washington Marijuana Retailers? Legal Pot Prices May Be High To Start http://nwpr.org/post/legal-pot-prices-may-be-high-start <p>Marijuana users may pay some high prices to get high when Washington’s legal pot market launches the week of July 7. The initial price-per-gram could be nearly double what medical marijuana card-holders pay. Correspondent Austin Jenkins reports. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 13:54:58 +0000 Austin Jenkins 48510 at http://nwpr.org Legal Pot Prices May Be High To Start Washington Plans To Issue About 20 Pot Retail Licenses Monday http://nwpr.org/post/washington-plans-issue-about-20-pot-retail-licenses-monday <p>Washington’s Liquor Board plans to issue about 20 marijuana retail licenses next Monday, July 7th. The first pot stores could open the next day – after a 24-hour waiting period. But the state cautions many stores may not be ready yet for customers and marijuana could be in short supply. Olympia Correspondent Austin Jenkins has this update. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 14:24:31 +0000 Austin Jenkins 48452 at http://nwpr.org Washington Plans To Issue About 20 Pot Retail Licenses Monday Shows Go On For Northwest Fireworks Company ‘Shaken’ By Workplace Death http://nwpr.org/post/shows-go-northwest-fireworks-company-shaken-workplace-death <p>People in the fireworks business say their job is to make people happy. But as the Fourth of July approaches, one of the largest fireworks companies in the Northwest is reeling. This month, a longtime seasonal employee was killed in an on-the-job explosion and fire. Correspondent Austin Jenkins reports on how the company and its employees are coping in the midst of their busiest season. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 14:36:47 +0000 Austin Jenkins 48161 at http://nwpr.org Shows Go On For Northwest Fireworks Company ‘Shaken’ By Workplace Death Why A Volunteer for DSHS Was Paid $10,000 http://nwpr.org/post/why-volunteer-dshs-was-paid-10000 <p></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 18:19:58 +0000 Austin Jenkins 47910 at http://nwpr.org Why A Volunteer for DSHS Was Paid $10,000 Washington Supreme Court Orders ‘State’ To Contempt Hearing http://nwpr.org/post/washington-supreme-court-orders-state-contempt-hearing <p>A frustrated Washington Supreme Court appears ready to hold state officials in contempt. The high court late Thursday ordered the “state” to appear at a hearing in September to address the lack of a plan to fully fund basic education. The court’s highly unusual move follows a 2012 ruling that the state isn’t meeting its constitutional obligation to school children. Olympia Correspondent Austin Jenkins has details. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 14:20:28 +0000 Austin Jenkins 47416 at http://nwpr.org Washington Supreme Court Orders ‘State’ To Contempt Hearing Washington AG Puts Health Plans On Notice To Cover Same-Sex Spouses http://nwpr.org/post/washington-ag-puts-health-plans-notice-cover-same-sex-spouses <p>Washington’s attorney general is reminding employers they may not discriminate against same-sex spouses when it comes to health coverage. That warning Thursday follows a discrimination complaint earlier this year against O’Reilly Auto Parts. Olympia Correspondent Austin Jenkins reports. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 14:45:48 +0000 Austin Jenkins 47080 at http://nwpr.org Washington AG Puts Health Plans On Notice To Cover Same-Sex Spouses Recovery Of Climbing Victims Dependent On Many Factors http://nwpr.org/post/recovery-climbing-victims-dependent-many-factors <p>Family members of six climbers presumed dead on Mount Rainier met privately Sunday with park officials. The victims are two professional guides with Seattle-based Alpine Ascents and four clients. They were attempting to summit via the north-facing Liberty Ridge – one of the most technical and advanced routes on the 14,000-foot mountain. Correspondent Austin Jenkins reports. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 14:45:29 +0000 Austin Jenkins 46846 at http://nwpr.org Recovery Of Climbing Victims Dependent On Many Factors