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Presidential Candidate’s Special Interest Appears to Be His Own Pocketbook, Public Records Show
Republican presidential contender Donald Trump paints himself as a people’s candidate who is a Washington outsider and a successful businessman beyond the reach of lobbyists and special interests. But he now has lobbyists advising his presidential campaign.
Licensing Scheme for Medical Marijuana Market May Be a Boon for the Black Market in Washington StatePosted by Bill Conroy - May 15, 2016 at 5:30 pm
Critics contend current cap on new cannabis stores is too low and could force many patients to turn to back-alley providers
The state of Washington’s medical-marijuana industry has been in disarray since the passage of legislation last spring that calls for pushing businesses in that now-unregulated “grey market” into the state’s regulated recreational-cannabis market.
The Washington CannaBusiness Association, Headed by a Former Microsoft Executive, Is Playing a Major Role in Shaping the Emerging Legal-Marijuana Landscape
Penn Envy: Fear of Citizen Journalism Defined Commercial Media’s Hostile Response to the Interview of the DecadePosted by Bill Conroy - January 18, 2016 at 10:04 pm
Sean Penn & Kate del Castillo Scooped the Press and Embarrassed the US & Mexican Governments in Interview with Chapo Guzmán
Oscar winner Sean Penn and Mexican film and TV star Kate del Castillo recently played staring roles as citizen journalists and scooped the world’s major media outlets by scoring a sit-down interview with a notorious Mexican narco-trafficker: Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera (aka Chapo Guzmán).
Pending lawsuits and a letter from a congressman point to a pattern of ongoing racial dysfunction within the agency
The safety of President Barack Obama or his family has been put at risk at least five times since 2011 due to security lapses by the U.S. Secret Service.
Clinton Asked Lanny Davis, Longtime Clinton Operative and Lobbyist for Pro-Coup Honduran Businesses, to Arrange Phone Meeting with Coup Dictator
Buried in the latest trove of Hillary Clinton emails made public last week are some missives that shed new light on the former Secretary of State’s role in seemingly undermining President Barack Obama’s policy in dealing with the 2009 coup d’état in Honduras.
Drug-War Agency’s Latin America Operations Tarnished By A Pattern of Unaddressed Corruption Allegations
The current scandal over Colombian narco-traffickers paying prostitutes to provide sex services to DEA agents has an even deeper footprint in the agency than the current head of the DEA has conceded, court records stemming from past DEA operations reveal.
Retired Counterintelligence Officer Claims Intelligence Agency’s Office of Security Dropped the Ball
A former CIA spy manager is raising a serious question about the way the intelligence agency handled the national-security risk raised in the case of Jeffrey Sterling, a former CIA officer who was recently convicted on espionage charges for leaking classified information to New York Times reporter James Risen.
Concerns Center on Transparency, Open Competition and Federal Scrutiny
The emerging cannabis industry in Washington is tied at the hip to the state’s burgeoning technology sector in no small measure because robust product-tracking data serves as a shield against federal pre-emption of the great marijuana-legalization experiment now underway.
North Bonneville’s Approach Could Become A Blueprint For Other Communities Statewide
The City of North Bonneville is only weeks away from securing a license to open Washington’s first municipally controlled and operated recreational marijuana store, which local leaders say could serve as a model to be adopted by cities across the state.