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3rd Washington judge upholds pot-business ban
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:02:55 -0800

A third Washington state judge says cities and counties can ban licensed marijuana businesses within their jurisdictions.

Benton County judge holds that local governments can ban marijuana businesses
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:17:35 -0800

A third superior court judge today agreed with an opinion issued by the Attorney General’s Office last year, concluding that nothing in Initiative 502 overrides local governments’ authority to regulate or ban marijuana businesses.

CAMPAIGN 2014: Ballots due today
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 09:34:44 -0800

Ballots must be postmarked by today to count for residents in Washington and must be in-hand by 8pm for residents in Oregon.

Poll numbers show high voter turnout as early voting approaches an end
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:32:36 -0700

There are a total of six early voting locations in Washington County and Arvest ballpark is one of four new spots added this year.

Benton And Washington Counties Prepare For Election Day
Mon, 03 Nov 2014 19:22:44 -0800

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM) – Election commission officials in Benton and Washington Counties said they do not expect any mishaps with their voting machines on Election Day Tuesday (Nov. 4) after both counties had minor issues with their ballots during early voting. During the first day of early voting in Benton County, some typos had been […]

Benton County judge rules cities can ban recreational marijuana businesses
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:02:38 -0800

A third superior court judge on Friday agreed with an opinion issued by the state Attorney General’s Office last year, concluding that nothing in Initiative 502 overrides local governments’ authority to regulate or ban marijuana businesses.

Judge upholds decision to keep marijuana shop out of Kennewick
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:08:03 -0800

A Benton County Superior Court judge upheld a decision that the City of Kennewick has the right to keep a marijuana business out, despite Initiative 502.

13 Capital Murder Suspects Awaiting Trial In Northwest Arkansas
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:57:38 -0800

(KFSM)- Currently, there are 13 capital murder suspects awaiting trial in Washington and Benton counties. A capital murder conviction is punishable by death. The capital murder suspects awaiting trial in Washington County are: Stephen Scott Scott is one of three suspects accused in the stabbing death of Gustavo Ortiz-Espinosa on Sept. 6 at the Econo […]

Sex Offender Wanted by Kennewick Police Department
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:23:13 -0700

 Kennewick police are asking for your help to find level two sex offender who has escaped from community custody.

Rogers Man Arrested for Child Porn Found on Laptop
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:55:44 -0800

Roy Bland’s bond is set at $50,000 and is scheduled for an arraignment on December 22 in Benton County.