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Kettle Falls Trial
4:52 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Medical Marijuana Advocates React to Kettle Falls 3 Verdict

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Medical marijuana activists are reacting to Tuesday’s verdict in federal court in Spokane, in which three people were convicted of growing marijuana in a state where medical and recreational marijuana are legal. The three defendants were found guilty of growing marijuana, but not on the scale the federal prosecution maintained. They were also acquitted of charges related to selling marijuana, and possession of firearms.

Kari Boiter of the group American for Safe Access, says the fact the jury acquitted the defendants on four out of five charges meant they knew the truth.

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Kettle Falls Trial
5:42 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

Federal Case Against Wash. Marijuana Growers Goes To The Jury

The three defendants in the Kettle Falls case could face mandatory sentences of ten years in prison, if convicted.
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The case of a northeast Washington family accused of growing and selling marijuana has gone to the jury in a federal trial in Spokane.

The closing arguments in the case began Monday and continued briefly Tuesday morning. The judge sent the jury to the deliberation room shortly after 9 a.m.

The federal case is unusual in that it accused a family of producing and selling marijuana in Washington, where both medical marijuana and recreational pot are legal. The family claimed they were growing marijuana for medical purposes.

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Lakewood Police Killings
5:36 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Getaway Driver In Lakewood Police Shootings Wins New Trial

Dorcus Dewayne Allen drove Maurice Clemmons to and from the scene of the Thanksgiving weekend shooting at a coffee shop. He will receive a new trial.
Credit Ted S. Warren / AP Images

The getaway driver in the 2009 killings of four Lakewood police officers will receive a new trial. That was the unanimous decision Thursday of the Washington Supreme Court.

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Soccer Star Trial
6:38 am
Wed December 31, 2014

Judge Mulls Whether To Dismiss Charges Against Soccer Star Hope Solo

U.S. soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo faces a judge in Kirkland, Washington, with her attorney Todd Maybrown, center, on Dec. 30, 2014. Lacey Offutt, left, represented the prosecutor's office.

A municipal court judge in Kirkland, Washington, is mulling whether to dismiss domestic violence charges against U.S. soccer star Hope Solo.

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Mohamud Trial
5:56 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Mohamed Mohamud Sentenced To 30 Years For Bomb Plot

Mohamed Osman Mohamud found guilty in FBI sting.
Credit Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

An Oregon man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for plotting to bomb a crowded holiday event in Portland's town square in 2010.

Mohamed Mohamud was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Portland in a plot that actually was an FBI sting.

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Lakewood Police Killings
6:57 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Wash. Supreme Court Weighs New Trial For Lakewood Police Shootings Accomplice

In front of the Washington Supreme Court, attorney Gregory Link makes the case for a new trial for Dorcus Allen. Allen was sentenced to 420-years in prison for driving the getaway truck after the murders of four Lakewood police officers in 2009.
Credit Austin Jenkins / Northwest News Network

The getaway driver in the murders of four Lakewood police officers is seeking a new trial. The case has made it to the Washington Supreme Court and today the justices heard arguments.


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Amanda Knox Trial
7:23 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Amanda Knox To Face Second Murder Trial

Seattle native and University of Washington student Amanda Knox will stand trial in Italy for murder – again.

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Terrorism Charge
6:43 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Portland Employee Faces Terrorism Charge

Portland city employee Reaz Qadir Khan was arrested Tuesday on charges of conspiring to provide "material support" to terrorists.  As Kristian Foden-Vencil reports, the US Department of Justice alleges he helped a terrorist plan a deadly suicide attack in Lahore, Pakistan in 2009.

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Malpractice Law
6:00 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Medical Liability Limit Set For Legislative Debate

Originally published on Sun February 3, 2013 7:07 pm

SALEM, Ore. - For decades, Oregon’s trial lawyers and doctors have battled over medical malpractice. Now, the state’s physician governor has brokered a deal aimed at reducing medical malpractice lawsuits. It’s one of the high-profile issues in the legislative session that gets underway Monday. But the state's medical community is deeply divided over the proposal.

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Malpractice Laws
6:00 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Oregon Lawmakers Return To Salem, Will Consider Medical Malpractice Proposal

A long-festering dispute between Oregon doctors and trial lawyers may be closer to a resolution. The two groups have reached a deal aimed at reducing the cost of medical malpractice litigation. It’s one of many subjects of debate when Oregon lawmakers return to the capitol Monday. Salem Correspondent Chris Lehman reports.

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