| Apr 25, 2010
| 3:22 PM
Using drug and racketeering statutes and extradition agreements, federal prosecutors are sending a steady parade of Mexican drug lords into U.S. prisons. Although that is having a chilling effect on the smuggling cartels, there is no sign that the...
| May 11, 2010
| 5:58 PM
The Seattle Chief of Police Search Committee is now in a closed door executive session deliberating who to choose for the top three candidates to pass on to Mayor Mike McGinn. The committee is expected to make a vote around 8:15 PM.
The three finalists...
| May 14, 2010
| 7:50 AM
Seven names from Washington State were read aloud by Congressman Dave Reichert and former SPD Chief Gil Kerlikowske in a somber ceremony to dedicate the names of fallen officers. SPD Officer Tim Brenton, Lakewood officers Mark Renninger, Greg Richards,...
| Jun 17, 2010
For the first time, abuse of painkillers and other medication is sending as many people to the emergency room as the use of illegal drugs.
In 2008, ERS saw an estimated 1 million visits from people abusing prescription or over-the-counter medicines...
| Jun 23, 2010
1. Tight race brewing for oval championship: In a 250-lap sprint at Iowa Speedway, Scott Dixon went from 11 points arrears of leader Dario Franchitti to three points clear of his Target Chip Ganassi Racing teammate in the A.J. Foyt Oval Championship...
| Oct 20, 2010
Federal officials haven't ruled out taking legal action if California voters approve a ballot initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana use in the state, President Barack Obama's drug czar said Wednesday.
In a phone interview with The...
| Nov 3, 2010
| 12:12 AM
California voters defied their trendsetting image Tuesday and rejected a ballot measure that would have made their state the first in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana use and sales.
Proposition 19, a ballot initiative also known as the...
| Jul 16, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new government study finds a 400 percent increase in the number of people admitted to treatment for abusing prescription pain medication.
The increase in substance abuse among people ages 12 and older was recorded during the 10-...
| Jul 28, 2010
Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn's pick for police chief will face another grilling.
The Seattle City Council's Public Safety Committee will question Interm Police Chief John Diaz Wednesday.
The hearing starts at 5 p.m. in the council chambers.
| Aug 9, 2010
| 3:43 PM
The City Council voted unanimously this afternoon to confirm John Diaz as the next Chief of Police for the Seattle Police Department. Diaz has served as a Seattle police officer for the past three decades and was appointed interim chief in March, 2009....
| Aug 16, 2010
Interim Police Chief John Diaz is now officially Seattle's new police chief . He was sworn-in by the Seattle City Council Monday.
Diaz has served as a Seattle police officer for the past three decades and was appointed interim chief in March 2009 when...