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Spokane Valley police say neighbors grew suspicious when they rarely saw the new renters down the street, noticed most of the house's windows were blacked out and that air conditioners ran constantly, even in cold weather.

Detectives learned the residents were using an abnormally large amount of electricity and a search warrant yielded 273 marijuana plants this week.

The Spokesman-Review says 21-year-old Cole Brown, who was arrested for investigation of manufacturing a controlled substance, was released Wednesday on his own recognizance.

Spokane County sheriff's Deputy Craig Chamberlin says detectives also noticed that all the vehicles visiting the house carried Idaho plates. He says Spokane Valley officers hope to dissuade Idaho marijuana growers from setting up operations across the border in Washington.



Echo Valley Ski & Tubing Area

OPEN this weekend - Saturday & Sunday

March 1st & 2nd - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Start out the month of March on the slopes of Echo Valley!

Tubing Hill & rope tows open

All Day  -  $15 ski & tube   -   $10 tube only

1/2 Day starts at 1:00 p.m. - $10 ski & tube - $8 tube only




Chelan City Council will meet in special session from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday March 1, 2014, in the Riverside Room at Campbell’s Resort in Chelan. The purpose of this special meeting is Strategic Planning.



Gov. Jay Inslee has signed into law a measure that expands state college financial aid to students in the country without legal status.

In a highly divided Legislature, passage of the bill represents a big win for immigrant advocates. It's also the first bill to become law this session.

The bill requires students to have received a high school diploma or equivalent in Washington state and to have lived in the state for at least three years before getting aid.