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 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.
Tumors in his brain cause Alex Echols to lose control and lapse into uncontrollable rages. His severe autism makes it impossible for him to explain why he is mad - and the 11-year-old takes the anger out on himself. A tincture made from marijuana seems to help.