You can't get drunk if the person next to you is overdoing it with the booze. But what if they were smoking pot? The consequences of breathing their second-hand smoke could lead to your firing or even a DUI.
Prosecutors and crime lab scientists say a little-noticed provision in Washington's new law legalizing recreational marijuana has jeopardized their ability to go after any pot crimes at all, and they're calling for an immediate fix in the Legislature.
The bill making its way through the Senate would empower states to require online retailers to collect state and local sales taxes for purchases made over the Internet.
Mike Steenhout knows spreadsheets, statistics and bean-counting. He has worked as a budget assistant to the governor, managed local operations for the U.S. Census Bureau and analyzed juvenile crime databases.
Robledo, who prefers to go by Ally and identifies as a woman, was given a no trespass order Monday night shortly after leaving the Rosauer's grocery store location in Lewiston.
In an attempt to keep addicts from using hard drugs on Vancouver's streets, Canadian officials are offering a medically supervised place to inject narcotics.
If you're looking to start carrying a concealed handgun in far southeastern Oregon, be prepared to wait.
Sally Jewell, CEO of outdoor retailer Recreational Equipment Inc., won easy Senate confirmation Tuesday to be the nation's next interior secretary.
The Navy announced Tuesday evening that it is cancelling all ship visits to Portland and Seattle during the Rose Festival and Seattle's Seafair.
A group of Republicans and Democrats in the House is finalizing a sweeping immigration bill that offers work permits and the eventual prospect of citizenship to millions of people living illegally in the United States, aides say.
President Barack Obama's proposed budget will call for reductions in the growth of Social Security and other benefit programs while still insisting on more taxes from the wealthy in a renewed attempt to strike a broad deficit-cutting deal with Republicans, a senior administration official says.
State lawmakers held a legislative shootout on Thursday within hours of Connecticut passing some of the strictest gun laws in the country.
Stonegate in Tacoma is one of a tiny number of bars, cafes and private clubs catering to the stoner class in Washington and Colorado since voters last fall made them the first states to legalize marijuana.
An exhausted Senate gave pre-dawn approval Saturday to a Democratic $3.7 trillion budget for next year that embraces nearly $1 trillion in tax increases over the coming decade but shelters domestic programs targeted for cuts by House Republicans.
President Barack Obama is designating five new national monuments, using executive authority to protect historic or ecologically significant sites —including one in Delaware sought by Vice President Joe Biden.