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An official Wash. state pot logo?
Officials in Washington state took their first stab Thursday at setting rules for the state's new marijuana industry, nearly eight months after voters here legalized pot for adults.
Sat May 18, 2013
Tax exemptions are starting to draw an uncomfortable spotlight
Crosscut has expanded its coverage of Olympia, including the state Legislature and Gov.
KCBY-TV Coos Bay
Wash, Ore. among states to get money for tsunami debris cleanup
The five West Coast states affected by debris from the 2011 tsunami in Japan are about to receive an initial $250,000 each from a $5 million gift from Japan for cleanup.
Check out the upcoming Seahawks and Sounders FC license plates
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Thu May 16, 2013
Wash. set to release draft rules for pot industry
They've spent nearly eight months visiting marijuana grow houses, studying the science of getting high and earning nicknames like "the queen of weed." Now, officials in Washington are taking their first stab at setting rules for the state's new legal weed industry.
Wed May 15, 2013
The Villagers Will Not Be Ignored
David does a nice job unpacking the dreadful Politico gossip item in his post below.
D.C. turns on Obama
Republicans have waited five years for the moment to put the screws to Obama - and they have one-third of all congressional committees on the case now.
Tue May 14, 2013
Religion News Service
SSM comes to MN; or, the partisan divide in America
In St. Paul yesterday, a vote in the State Senate assured that Minnesota will become the 12th state in the Union to legalize same-sex marriage.
Wolves migrating to central Cascades in Wash.
The state of Washington had a plan. It asked ranchers where a new pack of wolves showed up this year to keep their cows in protective pens longer than usual.
Jury deliberating in Wash. prison guard slaying
A jury has begun deliberating whether to impose the death penalty on a Washington prison inmate who strangled a corrections officer.
Big News Network.com
Army sergeant found guilty of murder of 5 at clinic in Iraq
JOINT BASE LEWIS MCCHORD, Wash. -- U.S. Army Sgt. John Russell was found guilty of premeditated murder in the 2009 deaths of five service personnel in a mental health facility in Iraq.
Washington tribes battle youth suicide
Suicide stalks Indian Country, claiming more lives of native youth than those in any other population, not only in Washington, but nationally.
African Island's Lost Jewish Heritage
A Portuguese rabbi and a Moroccan diplomat stood shoulder to shoulder in a Catholic cemetery here while 200 mourners howled in grief as they buried a resident of this island off the western coast of Africa.
The Huffington Post
State Moves One Step Closer To Landmark Suicide Legislation
The Vermont House approved a measure Monday night that would allow doctors to provide lethal medication to terminally ill patients seeking to end their own lives.
Mon May 13, 2013
Prison or probation for pot-growing family?
Eight Western Washington marijuana growers -- including four Vietnamese refugees in their 60s -- could spend years in prison if federal prosecutors get their way in coming weeks.
Minnesota: 12th state to legalize same-sex marriage
The Minnesota State Senate voted Monday to legalize same-sex marriage, and Gov. Mary Dayton has schedule a Tuesday afternoon ceremony in which he will sign marriage equality into law.
Wash. lawmakers back to address projected deficit
Washington lawmakers returned to the Capitol on Monday for a special legislative session to address a projected budget deficit of more than $1.2 billion for the next two-year budget, plus a court-required increase in funding for the state's education system.
Wahkiakum County Eagle
Candidate filing starts today
For candidates throughout Washington, including local offices and three State Senate seats, today marks the beginning of Candidate Filing Week.
Sun May 12, 2013
Wash. state prison brings together solitary inmates
Six inmates, each shackled and chained to a chair, face the front of a room at the Washington State Penitentiary as two instructors guide them through conversations about managing anger and avoiding confrontation.
Fast Focus: How can we improve mental health care in the Tri-Cities?...
Given Gordon Bopp's article "Mental health reform should start now" , I need to offer the following: Bopp, president of the Washington chapter of the National Alliance Mental Illness , states, "Mental health reform efforts are long overdue!" That may be the only segment of his article I can support.