| 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...
| Feb 1, 2011
| 4:44 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske is warning people against taking the newest synthetic drugs, often marketed as "bath salts" and being sold legally on the Internet and in drug paraphernalia stores.
The drugs are sold under...
| Sep 15, 2010
Illegal drug use is at the highest level in nearly a decade. The high rate last year was fueled by a sharp increase in marijuana use and a surge in ecstasy and methamphetamine abuse.
The government report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health...
| Sep 24, 2010
| 3:36 AM
Over 3,400 sites nationwide have joined the effort that seeks to prevent increased pill abuse and theft.
Government, community, public health and law enforcement partners will be collecting potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription...
| Sep 27, 2010
LA CRESCENTA — Area residents this weekend were given a chance to dispose of unused prescription drugs as federal officials work to curb a growing abuse problem.
During the national "Take-Back" event sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency...
| Feb 27, 2011
| 6:26 PM
Before he was even sworn into office, Gov. Rick Scott abolished the state agency tasked with reducing substance abuse and canned Florida's drug czar.
Early this month, he stunned legislators and law enforcement when he proposed eliminating Florida's...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 3:28 PM
After years of seeking assistance in combatting its growing drug problem, Harford County won approval Monday to join a regional task force that will direct additional federal resources to the county's drug interdiction effort, the White House announced...
| Mar 6, 2011
| 1:41 PM
When White House drug czar Gil Kerlikowske recently toured Appalachia, he met with 14 imprisoned women who were in drug treatment, 13 of whom were being treated for prescription-drug use.
Kerlikowske asked the women how many had been to Florida to get...
| Mar 8, 2011
| 12:20 PM
The White House 'Drug Czar' and former Seattle Police Chief, Gil Kerlikowske, collapsed twice while in Boston Tuesday.
According to The Boston Globe, Kerlikowske fainted about 2 p.m. while talking to law students at Harvard. He was taken to Massachusetts...