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Exploring sources of weed for Washington

Seattle - Washington has a weed shortage but this is not for lack of resources. Shortages here are mostly due to restrictions and a failure to try new sources.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Frontier Airlines pilot treats delayed passengers to pizza

Cheyenne - Passengers on a Frontier Airlines flight from Washington DC to Denver probably thought their trip could not get much worse after their plane was diverted to Wyoming because of bad weather.
In the Media by Nathan Salant - 1 comment

Tiny dog rescued after saving family from burning home

Federal Way - Sometimes courage walks on four tiny feet and then barks. When a fire started in her home, that's what Chloe did — bark to alert her human family to the danger.
In the Media by Megan Hamilton

Last fuselage to be lifted from Montana river after derailment

Alberton - The last of three Boeing 737 fuselages that toppled into a Montana river after a train derailment was expected to be recovered Tuesday.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

Washington rolls out their first recreational marijuana stores

Seattle - Recreational marijuana use will soon become a part of everyday life for residents of Washington, even more so than it already is. This legalization is transforming how we think about drugs using money and public opinion.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Giant Swiss bank to plead guilty to U.S. criminal charges

Washington - Worldwide banking giant Credit Suisse Group is expected to plead guilty Monday to criminal charges connected to efforts to enable high-income Americans avoid U.S. taxes.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

Death toll rises to 33 in massive Washington mudslide

Arlington - The death toll from last week's massive mudslide that destroyed part of a rural Washington community rose Monday to 33, authorities said.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

New standardized tests slated for 200,000 students in Washington

Approximately 200,000 students in the state of Washington will be taking the state’s newly revamped standardized test between now and early June.
In the Media by Nicole Weddington

Rangers extend manager Washington through 2015

Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington, who twice led the American League team to the World Series and posted 370 wins over the past four seasons, has been given a one-year contract extension through 2015.
In the Media by Reuters

Airline finds corpse in wheel well

Washington - On Saturday, a man's body was found in the wheel well of a South African Airways aeroplane after it landed at Dulles International Airport in Washington, United States.
In the Media by Matthew Hendricks

Interview: Dr. Justin Piasecki talks about his new skincare line Special

Gig Harbor - Dr. Justin Piasecki is a graduate of Stanford University with honors and he subsequently enrolled in Vanderbilt Medical School in Nashville, Tennessee and he completed a five-year plastic surgery residency at the University of Wisconsin.
Digital Journal Report by Markos Papadatos

Long lines for first marijuana sales in Denver and ski country

Breckenridge - There were long lines in the Colorado mountains on New Year’s Day, and not just on the ski slopes. People were getting high without lifts. Hundreds bought marijuana at the Breckenridge Cannabis Club.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 4 comments

Washington stillbirths linked to drinking water

Two high periods of stillbirth rates in Washington, D.C. occurred in parallel with two spikes in lead levels in drinking water, according to a new study.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 9 comments

Hoquiam Washington to introduce 'Nirvana Day' in 2014

Hoquiam - The city of Hoquiam Washington has announced that April 10, 2014 will be "Nirvana Day" in celebration of the Washington rock band's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 1 comment

Seattle man arrested for loving sandwich shop a little too much

Seattle - A man had a bizarre reaction after discovering his favorite sub sandwich shop was closed, which resulted in his subsequent arrest.
In the Media by Sean Fraser - 4 comments

Op-Ed: Denver decides to make it less dangerous to buy pot

Denver - The city of Denver is preparing to become the marijuana capital of the U.S., working out some loose ends. Colorado and Washington voted to legalize
In the Media by Robert Weller - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Smoke 'em if you got 'em in Denver

Denver - The city of Denver is dropping a proposed rule against marijuana smoking on the front porch. Front yards and back yards are fine also.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 2 comments

Heartbreaking photos from tornado-ravaged Washington, Illinois

Washington - Illinois took the brunt of the tornado fury Sunday, as shown in five stunning photos taken in Washington, Illinois. Eight people are dead as a result of the tornadoes, and hundreds of buildings and homes were destroyed.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 1 comment

Union rejects Boeing contract, spurs talk of move

Seattle - Union workers employed by Boeing Company in the state of Washington rejected an eight-year contract extension that would have kept the behemoth aircraft company in that state.
In the Media by Larry Clifton - 4 comments

Washington's Initiative 522 to label GM foods defeated

Washington - Washington's Initiative 522 was thrown out after 54.8 percent of the state's voters opposed labeling of genetically modified foods while 45.2 percent voted in favor of the labeling.

Mile High City backing off on stopping public marijuana smoking

Denver - From the moment voters approved the legalization of marijuana last year, the Colorado government has sought to make it difficult for cannabis users to light up.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 5 comments

Marijuana support at new high

Denver - A clear majority of Americans now favor legalization of marijuana. A Gallup Poll reported by NBC said 58 percent favored making weed legal, as the state of Colorado and Washington have already done.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 2 comments

Report: Miriam Carey was fleeing on foot when shot by police

Washington - USA Today has reported that the unarmed, mentally disturbed woman shot last week in Washington, DC, had exited her car and was attempting to flee on foot when she was shot by police.
In the Media by Ralph Lopez - 8 comments

SA embassy unveiled Nelson Mandela statue in Washington, DC

Washington - A nine foot (three meter) statue of Nelson Mandela, with his fist raised as it was when he walked out of Victor Verster prison a free man on February 11, 1990, has been unveiled outside South Africa's embassy in Washington, DC on Saturday.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Identity of Navy Yard shooter released

One of the gunman that took part in today's shooting at Washington Navy Yard has been identified as Aaron Alexis by officials.
In the Media by Sami Zaatari - 1 comment

12 dead in Washington Navy Yard shooting

A shooting at a Washington Navy Yard has left 12 dead, and 10 wounded, according to the Associated Press, with the Navy reporting several fatalities as well. One of the shooters is reportedly dead while two suspects are still at large.
In the Media by Sami Zaatari - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Economics Paper - U.S. national debt is really $70 trillion

San Diego - Is the United States national debt $17 trillion, $70 trillion or $222 trillion? That is the question on many observers' minds. Either way, economists of the Austrian persuasion concur that something has to be done.
In the Media by Andrew Moran

Washington State releases regulations for legal marijuana

A little over a month ago, the Washington State Liquor Control Board released an initial draft of the regulations and restrictions that will govern the newly legal marijuana industry in Washington State.
In the Media by Matthew DeLuca

Washington: Earthquake magnitude 4.3 near Wenatchee, Leavenworth

Wenatchee - The US Geological Survey is reporting that a 4.3-magnitude earthquake struck central Washington near Wenatchee and Leavenworth Wednesday night around 7:45 p.m. The quake rattled dishes and shook homes, but there were no reports of injuries or damages.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

Oprah Winfrey gives whopping $12 million to Smithsonian Museum

Media magnate Oprah Winfrey has donated $12 million to the Smithsonian’s fledgling new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington. The donation, announced Tuesday, follows a $1 million donation to the museum in 2007.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 1 comment
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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (R) and her daughters Sasha and Malia welcome the official White House Christmas tree at the White House in Washington, November 29, 2013. The 18.5-foot Douglas Fir was grown by Chris Botek, from Crystal Spring Tree Farm in Lehighton, Pennsylvania
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U.S. Capitol (from west side facing east) in Washington, District of Columbia, USA.
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Pat Nelson looks out over the debris and destruction caused by a tornado that touched down in Washington, Illinois
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Environmental activists hold a rally in opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline on the sidewalk in front of the White House in Washington March 2, 2014
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A boy picks through belongings in the destruction caused by a tornado that touched down in Washington, Illinois, November 18, 2013
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Fitzpatrick gets winded late in the first half on a hit by Redskins linebacker London Fletcher
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Denzel Washington stars in and directs 'The Great Debaters'
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People are seen in a house going through belongings in the destruction caused by a tornado that touched down in Washington, Illinois
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Washington: Protest of the partial government shutdown
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Westhaven Cove at Grays Harbor in Westport, Washington
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U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) holds up a mobile phone as he announces a class action lawsuit over NSA spying revelations that he has filed along with FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe (R) against U.S. President Barack Obama, outside the U.S. District Court in Washington February 12, 2014 Jim Bourg
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