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2 hrs ago | Bainbridge Island Review

Bainbridge blotter | Alleged assault at Visconsi protest

The two people who had apparently been assaulted in the video, however, refused to speak with police without a lawyer.

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6 hrs ago | Port Orchard Orchard

Taxable sales increase 4.9 percent for quarter

The state's taxable retail sales totals grew to $27.3 billion in the first quarter of 2014 , recording a 4.9 percent increase over the same period in 2013.

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Related Topix: Washington Government

9 hrs ago | The News-Star

'Tourist Activity' abounds in Washington

"TOURIST ACTIVITIES NEXT RIGHT" is what the sign read. "Let's go see!" I exclaimed to my husband.

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Related Topix: us Travel, Seattle Travel, North America Travel, Travel

13 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

Washington records - Sat, 30 Aug 2014 PST

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16 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

Law enforcement split on Washington gun background check initiatives - Sat, 30 Aug 2014 PST

Whether or not Washington should expand background checks on gun sales and transfers has divided support within the law enforcement community, with some organizations choosing to not weigh in at all on two competing measures on the November ballot.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Inslee to Yakima: Don't appeal judge's ruling on Latino voters

Yakima should not appeal the ruling by a federal judge that the city has denied representation to its Latino minority by holding at-large elections for its City Council, Gov. Jay Inslee said in a letter to the Yakima City Council.

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Related Topix: Yakima, WA, US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Governors, Republican, Doc Hastings

Washington Post

Suriname leader's son pleads guilty to taking money from Hezbollah

The son of the president of Suriname pleaded guilty Friday to charges he sought to offer a home base in his South American country to the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.

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Related Topix: Terrorism, Drugs, Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Liberal Political News

The Newberg Graphic

Gresham men, Washington woman face federal child porn, abuse charges...

A 35-year-old Gresham man, his girlfriend and father have each been charged with federal offenses related to child pornography.

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Related Topix: Washington Government, Criminal Defense Law, Law

ABC News

Washington Judge Upholds Local Pot Business Bans

A judge says cities in Washington state can ban licensed marijuana businesses, even if they're allowed under state law.

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Related Topix: Marijuana

KNUS-AM Aurora

Washington judge upholds small city's pot shop ban

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Related Topix: CPU, Science / Technology, Tacoma, WA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Lake Cushman, Washington

My blog is about an alternative retirement lifestyle - Full-Time RVing. Here you get to follow my travels and see many of the interesting places and people I encounter along my way.

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Vancouver Sun

Warm waters divert sockeye salmon run to B.C. instead of Washington

Built circa 1892, 'Wintemute House' is a historical residence in Burnaby, offering a one-of-a-kind tranquil setting complete with magnificent grounds.

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Related Topix: Canada, Bellingham, WA, Lummi Island, WA

KXLY-TV Spokane

Putin urges rebels to allow Ukrainian retreat

Pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine should open a humanitarian corridor for surrounded Ukrainian troops to retreat from the battlefield, the Russian president's office said Friday.

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Related Topix: NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Belgium, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Governor Inslee Signs Cider Proclamation

It's official. September 4th thru 14th is Washington Cider Week. Governor Jay Inslee officially signed a proclamation.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Governors, Eastlake (Seattle, WA)

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Seattle Times

In Liberia’s capital, an Ebola outbreak like no other

Some people are swimming in and out of the Ebola quarantine zone in the seaside capital of Monrovia.

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Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Kent Reporter

Official language policy needed to unite Washington residents | Guest Op

Yes, the Evergreen State is home to a diverse group of residents. Washingtonians speak 167 different languages, according to the United States Census Bureau, and nearly 60 languages are spoken by more than 1,000 residents.

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Related Topix: Tyne and Wear County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Washington Government, Opinion

Bainbridge Island Review

Bainbridge schools top state averages in testing

Officials with the Bainbridge Island School District hailed new test results released this week that show a gain in island students meeting state standards.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

No-pot city takes aim at Washington marijuana law

To Tedd Wetherbee, the vacant storefront seems a suitable spot for selling pot. It's in a strip mall across from BJ's Bingo parlor, in a long commercial stretch occupied by fast-food joints, dry cleaners and massage parlors.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Drugs, Fife, WA, Tacoma, WA, Pierce County, WA

Crosscut.com

The courage to do hard things

Watching Washington communities stand up to wildfires and mudslides that destroyed property and lives left Gov. Jay Inslee "humbled, inspired and, most importantly, resolute."

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Related Topix: US Governors, Jay Inslee, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Twisp, WA, Natural Disasters, Family, Kids

City Paper

Six Steps to Restore Our Faith in the Corcoran

When Roy Slade came to the Corcoran College of Art + Design as dean in 1970, he found an institution at rock bottom.

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Related Topix: George Washington University

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