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Alaska pot supporter who quit TV news job while on the air fights campaign-finance subpoena

11/19/2014 01:29 EST | Updated 01/19/2015 05:59 EST
JUNEAU, Alaska - An Alaska television reporter who quit her job with a four-letter tirade during a live newscast after revealing she supported pot legalization is bucking the state commission that enforces election laws.

The Alaska Public Offices Commission wants to know whether Charlo Greene used crowdsourcing funds to advocate for a ballot initiative to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. It says it's trying to determine whether money that was spent would trigger reporting requirements.

Greene is the professional name used by Charlene Egbe, who considers the commission action to be harassment. She says if the panel continues to bother her, she will "most certainly" sue.

Greene made headlines in September when, while reporting on a story, she revealed herself to be the owner of a medical marijuana business, quit her TV job and vowed to work to legalize pot.