Governor Inslee: State To Keep Moving Forward on I-502 - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Governor Inslee: State To Keep Moving Forward on I-502

NBCRightNow.com - During his first days in office Governor Jay Inslee is already tackling some of Washington's biggest issues. On Tuesday Inslee met with the Department of Justice to discuss how the State and Federal Government can work together to implement Initiative 502.

Governor Inslee presented a three page memo to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder outlining how the duties of state employees would change after the implementation of I-502. They also discussed how the regulatory process would work, including specifics like keeping marijuana stores a safe distance away from schools.

The Governor says he walked away from the meeting feeling positive about Washington's intentions and he feels like the Federal Government will give the state's plans a fair review.

"I think that's a good sign. For our abilities to continue this conversation and that in itself, in my view, leads to the view that we should continue our efforts to define this rule and give a defined rule to the federal government. I think that's the right way to go about business, in representing our voter's intent," Gov. Inslee said.

Inslee also emphasized that no definitive decisions were made today and that  the state could still face legal action from the Federal Government in the future.

The Governor will speak to Attorney General Holder again as soon as next week when he will present even more specifics, including how the state will prevent marijuana distribution outside of Washington.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Searchers return to campsite where toddler went missing

    Searchers return to campsite where toddler went missing

    Sunday, May 21 2017 5:45 PM EDT2017-05-21 21:45:55 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Almost two years after a toddler disappeared during a camping trip with his family, investigators plan to return to the campsite to search for new evidence.  Lemhi County Sheriff Steve Penner told KTVB-TV last week that deputies will return to the campground outside of Leadore, Idaho once the weather improves.

    >>

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Almost two years after a toddler disappeared during a camping trip with his family, investigators plan to return to the campsite to search for new evidence.  Lemhi County Sheriff Steve Penner told KTVB-TV last week that deputies will return to the campground outside of Leadore, Idaho once the weather improves.

    >>
  • WATCH: Mom's video warning others of tick paralysis goes viral

    WATCH: Mom's video warning others of tick paralysis goes viral

    Sunday, May 21 2017 7:13 PM EDT2017-05-21 23:13:48 GMT

    LA GRANDE, Ore. - We've told you about tick paralysis before on KHQ, but one Oregon mother's scary video of her daughter showing the effects of tick paralysis has gone viral on Facebook since it was first posted last week.

    >>

    LA GRANDE, Ore. - We've told you about tick paralysis before on KHQ, but one Oregon mother's scary video of her daughter showing the effects of tick paralysis has gone viral on Facebook since it was first posted last week.

    >>
  • Small plane crash lands at Coeur d'Alene Airport; no injuries

    Small plane crash lands at Coeur d'Alene Airport; no injuries

    Sunday, May 21 2017 8:55 PM EDT2017-05-22 00:55:51 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Deputies and fire crews from Northern Lakes Fire department responded to a report of an airplane in distress around 4 p.m. It was reported to the Coeur d'Alene Airport by the pilot, identified as 62-year-old James T. Ostrich from Redding, California, that he had a possible landing gear issues. 

    >>

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Deputies and fire crews from Northern Lakes Fire department responded to a report of an airplane in distress around 4 p.m. It was reported to the Coeur d'Alene Airport by the pilot, identified as 62-year-old James T. Ostrich from Redding, California, that he had a possible landing gear issues. 

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/