Eastside

Parents of former Bellevue player dispute his account

A former Bellevue High School football player’s parents say their son lived within school district boundaries, contradicting the player’s account, which ran as part of a Seattle Times investigation. Documents reviewed by The Times corroborate the player’s version of events.

Marijuana

Does marijuana smell bad? An Oregon court rules on ‘olfactory assault’

The ruling stemmed from a 2012 Philomath, Ore., criminal case in which a man living in a triplex phoned police to complain about the smell of marijuana wafting into his apartment from the building’s center unit.

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