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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A TV reporter in Alaska says she was always unbiased when she reported about marijuana.
But her job with station KTVA ended abruptly last night when she revealed that she's the owner of the medical marijuana business that was the subject of her report. And, using a profanity, she quit her job and walked off camera.
Charlo Greene says she knew about a month ago that she would be leaving the way she did. She says no one else at the station knew anything about it.
Alaska voters will be deciding in November whether to join Washington and Colorado in decriminalizing pot. And a spokeswoman for a group that's opposed to legalization says it has twice complained to the management of the TV station about what it says was Greene's biased coverage of the ballot initiative.
As she announced last night that she was quitting, Greene said she'd be devoting her energy toward fighting for what she calls "freedom" and "fairness." And she says that begins with legalizing marijuana.