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  • DEA raids multiple Seattle-area pot dispensaries

    DEA raids multiple Seattle-area pot dispensaries
    DEA agents, along with federal and local police officers, raided multiple marijuana dispensaries Tuesday under federal law that prohibits owners to distribute, sell and use medical marijuana. The coordinated sweep involved raids of five dispensaries...
  • Pot dispensaries in state exist in legal gray zone

    Pot dispensaries in state exist in legal gray zone
    Earlier this year federal agents raided some pot dispensaries in Eastern Washington and Tuesday they did the same in Western Washington.  But how is this all happening in a state that approved medical marijuana in 1998? And why is this happening with...
  • King County judge appointed to state Supreme Court

    King County judge appointed to state Supreme Court
    Gov. Christine Gregoire on Tuesday appointed King County Superior Court Judge Steven Gonzalez to the Washington State Supreme Court. Gonzalez will fill the seat of Justice Gerry Alexander, who will leave the bench at the end of this year. "I am...
  • Medical pot raids similar those at end of Prohibition, advocate says

    Medical pot raids similar those at end of Prohibition, advocate says
    ¿ Medical marijuana advocates said Tuesday they weren’t surprised by the government raids on dispensaries, but were still concerned. “This is going to be what the end of Prohibition may look like occasionally.  It’s going to be a bit...
  • Faced with $2 billion budget shortfall, Gregoire proposes half-cent sales tax increase

    Faced with $2 billion budget shortfall, Gregoire proposes half-cent sales tax increase
    Gov. Chris Gregoire unveiled her plan to address a more than $2 billion shortfall in the state budget Monday. The plan calls for more than $500 million in education reductions that would "shorten the K-12 school year [from 180 to 176 days], reduce...
  • Gov. Christine Gregoire discusses her budget proposal with C.R. Douglas

    Gov. Christine Gregoire discusses her budget proposal with C.R. Douglas
    Washington State lawmakers begin a special session next Monday.  Their first order of business is to tackle a $2 billion budget hole.  Governor Gregoire recently presented her solution, which includes raising the sales tax by a half-cent.  If approved...
  • The lesser of two state budget evils: Shorten school year or increase class size?

    The lesser of two state budget evils: Shorten school year or increase class size?
    Nobody in education wants to make cuts to public schools, but officials are realistic that something will have to give because of the size of the state’s budget hole.  There’s a chunk of the budget, about $120 million to $130 million, that can...
  • Three minor girls file lawsuit against Backpage.com, allege site forced them into underage prostitution

    Three minor girls file lawsuit against Backpage.com, allege site forced them into underage prostitution
    A lawsuit was filed Monday in Pierce County Superior Court on behalf of three teenage girls against Backpage.com. The lawsuit contends the girls were advertised and sold as prostitutes for the website’s “escort” service.  Two of the...
  • More than 20,000 respirator masks sent for state residents dealing with heavy smoke, wildfires

    More than 20,000 respirator masks sent for state residents dealing with heavy smoke, wildfires
    State health officials sent more than 20,000 respirator masks to areas where residents are dealing with heavy, hazardous smoke from wildfires in central and eastern Washington, the Department of Health said Friday. The Kittitas County Public Health...
  • Gov. Gregoire extends burn ban to aid fire containment; forecasted wind worries officials

    Gov. Gregoire extends burn ban to aid fire containment; forecasted wind worries officials
    Firefighters battling wildfires throughout Central and Eastern Washington made progress during the week, but continuing dry conditions and a forecasted winds have crews worried of what's to come. More than 800 personnel using 32 fire engines and seven...
  • Gov. extends burn ban to all Wash. counties as fire danger persists

    Gov. extends burn ban to all Wash. counties as fire danger persists
    Governor Chris Gregoire extended an emergency proclamation to ban all outdoor burning in Washington state as wildfires raged on both sides of the mountains Sunday. "Washington state is experiencing a weather pattern like one we've rarely seen before,"...