May Day began with hardly a ripple of trouble Wednesday under the watchful eyes of police, who were hoping for calm but braced for trouble amid vivid memories of last year's destructive riots and mayhem.
Oregon lawmakers don't appear to be interested in asking voters to create a sales tax or require labels on genetically modified foods. But plenty of other ideas are still very much alive after a key deadline came and went last week.
A crowd of marijuana smokers expected to swell to 80,000 gathered Saturday in Denver to mark the counterculture holiday known as 4/20 on the first celebration since Colorado and Washington made pot legal for recreation use.
A North Seattle resident took nonchalance to a whole new level last week when he told police he "wasn't really trippin'" after being threatened at gunpoint by an irate marijuana seller twice in two days, according to the Seattle Police Department.
Members of the Senate Committee on Judiciary are considering a bill that would allow Oregonians to legally obtain medical marijuana to treat PTSD. Currently the disorder is not on the list of ailments doctors can prescribe marijuana to treat.