Houseboat owner fined in Park Service shooting incident - Mon, 21 Jul 2014 PST
Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. A Kettle Falls houseboat owner will pay a $100 fine for excessive noise but avoid assault charges in an incident involving a shooting by National Park Service ranger in September.
Feds aggressively prosecute family for medical marijuana and insist state laws don't matter
Shortly after voters in Colorado and Washington approved ballot measures decriminalizing the possession and recreational use of small amounts of marijuana, Natural News editor Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, wrote a piece in which he made a prediction about the federal government's reaction: "According to President Obama, the federal government ... (more)
Hoopfest serves a reunion for military family
A lot of families treat Hoopfest as a sort of reunion. We met one military family from Kettle Falls who absolutely treasures this weekend.
The Washington Post
The Kettle Falls Five
To get a sense of the tragic absurdity of this federal prosecution, reaching all the way to the desk of Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., consider what will happen next month.
Sentencing Law and Policy
New York Times op-ed laments Kettle Falls 5 federal marijuana prosecution
I am pleased to see the op-ed pages of the New York Times giving attention to a remarkable federal drug prosecution mving forward in Washington state.
US News & World Report
Holder's Spokane Visit Doesn't Dim Prosecutors' Zeal in Kettle Falls 5 Pot Case
Kettle Falls Five co-defendant Larry Harvey, left, is seen alongside Rep. Sam Farr, D-Calif., Steph Sherer of Americans for Safe Access and Rep. Paul Broun, R-Ga., during a May 7 press conference in Washington, D.C. Attorney General Eric Holder swooped into Spokane, Washington, without public notice Friday to visit with federal prosecutors, but his ... (more)
Reconnecting Small-Town America by Bus: New Federal Transit Rules Spur Investment
Millions of rural residents have lost access to scheduled intercity bus service in recent years as the nation's largest private carriers have focused on profitable, longer-haul interstate travel.