Liberty students expelled for buying, selling marijuana on campus

November 18, 2010

NEW — 6 p.m. Nov. 18, 2010

A Liberty High School student was arrested and expelled for selling marijuana to another student in the school’s bathroom Oct. 25.

The student who purchased the marijuana was also expelled.

The transaction was discovered after the school security officer discovered the students walking down a trail behind the school during lunch. They ran from the officer, and one of the students later admitted to buying the drugs.

Newcastle state Senate race appears headed for recount

November 18, 2010

NEW — 12 p.m. Nov. 18, 2010

The last undecided race to represent Newcastle in Olympia appears to be headed for a recount.

State Sen. Randy Gordon trailed challenger Steve Litzow by more than 1,000 votes in the days after the Nov. 2 election. In the 15 days since the campaign ended, the gap between the Democrat Gordon and Republican Litzow has slimmed to 142 votes.

Under state law, a machine recount is required if the difference between the candidates is less than 2,000 votes and also less than one-half of 1 percent of the total number of votes cast for both candidates.

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Weed Warriors holds holiday card contest

November 18, 2010

NEW — 6 a.m. Nov. 18, 2010

The Newcastle Weed Warriors are searching for art to include in an electronic holiday card this year. Drawings, paintings, photos, Photoshop creations or anything else will be accepted, according to the Weed Warriors’ website.

The Weed Warriors will e-mail a card with the winning art to friends, families, businesses and environmental stewardship groups. The winner will also receive a $20 gift certificate to Sweet Decadence.

E-mail submissions to Weed Warriors founder Grace Stiller at by Nov. 27. Submitted art should be generic and applicable to all winter holidays. Themes that highlight environmental issues are appreciated.

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