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Marijuana

Seattle's King Co. sheriff backs Ore. pot measure

Seattle's King Co. sheriff backs Ore. pot measureA major law enforcement official in neighboring Washington state is throwing his support behind the Oregon measure that would legalize recreational marijuana.
  • Marijuana
  • 2 days, 21 hours ago
Local

WA detainee's sister encouraged by North Korea release

WA detainee's sister encouraged by North Korea releaseThe sister of a Washington state man held for nearly two years in North Korea says she believes the release of another American "could be a sign of hope"for her brother, Kenneth Bae.
  • Local
  • 3 days, 7 hours ago
Washington

Backpage.com asks court to throw out sex trafficking suit

Backpage.com asks court to throw out sex trafficking suitA lawyer for Backpage.com told Washington's Supreme Court that a lawsuit filed by three sex trafficking victims should be thrown out because the website has immunity under a federal communications law.
  • Washington
  • 3 days, 10 hours ago
Crime

Guilty plea in grisly Tacoma double murder

Guilty plea in grisly Tacoma double murderA 39-year-old man was sentenced to life in prison without parole after pleading guilty Thursday in Tacoma to two charges of aggravated murder and one charge of attempted murder.
  • Crime
  • 1 week ago
Washington

Wash. grandfather accidentally backs over toddler

Wash. grandfather accidentally backs over toddlerPolice say a 13-month-old boy was killed when his grandfather accidentally backed over him in Wenatchee.
  • Washington
  • 1 week ago
Marijuana

Economist: Benefits of legal pot outweigh societal costs

Economist: Benefits of legal pot outweigh societal costsA University of Oregon economist said Thursday the best-case estimates for Colorado's legal marijuana tax revenue were overstated because of a faulty model.
  • Marijuana
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Local

Body found in Wash. likely that of missing actress Upham

Body found in Wash. likely that of missing actress UphamPolice believe a body found in White River is that of missing actress Misty Upham, but her identity has not been confirmed.
  • Local
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Local

NW residents prep for Big One with 'Shakeout'

NW residents prep for Big One with 'Shakeout'Hundreds of thousands of people in the Pacific Northwest practiced earthquake drills Thursday in the Great Shakeout drill.
  • Local
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Crime

Man shoots at police in 3 Washington towns

Man shoots at police in 3 Washington townsThe Snohomish County sheriff's office says a Marysville police sergeant was wounded - either by a bullet or debris - as the suspect was arrested. The 19-year veteran was treated at a hospital and released.
  • Crime
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Health

New Wash. license plates promote breast cancer awareness

New Wash. license plates promote breast cancer awarenessA new special license plate going on sale in Washington will feature a pink ribbon and promote breast cancer awareness.
  • Health
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Local

Farmer hunts down, kills endangered wolf in Washington

Farmer hunts down, kills endangered wolf in WashingtonState wildlife officials are investigating a farmer in connection with the shooting of an endangered gray wolf in Whitman County.
  • Local
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Washington

Police investigate drowning in Kalama

Police investigate drowning in KalamaA Longview man was found dead in the Kalama Marina on Sunday, police said.
  • Washington
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Washington

Waterspout prompts tornado warning in Western Wash.

Waterspout prompts tornado warning in Western Wash.A waterspout spotted near Anderson Island on Saturday prompted a rare tornado warning in Western Washington.
  • Washington
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Crime

Police: Man stabs vet workers after cat dies

Police: Man stabs vet workers after cat diesPolice say a 57-year-old man has been arrested for attacking two veterinary workers with a knife after his cat died.
  • Crime
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Local

Vancouver student remembered as adventurous, giving

Vancouver student remembered as adventurous, givingDozens of people gathered Wednesday night for a vigil to remember a 7-year-old girl who died after reportedly falling off a swing at her school playground.
  • Local
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Local

Wash. texting-driving law needs update, agency says

Wash. texting-driving law needs update, agency saysThe Washington Traffic Safety Commission is asking state lawmakers to upgrade the texting-while-driving law.
  • Local
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Washington

Marijuana sodas explode at Wash. pot shop

Marijuana sodas explode at Wash. pot shopBottles of marijuana-infused soda delivered to a Bellingham pot shop started exploding on the store shelf.
  • Washington
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Crime

Wash. man accused of sex with hypnotized woman

Wash. man accused of sex with hypnotized womanCourt documents say the 25-year-old hypnotized the woman June 4 at his home in Kennewick. He reportedly had used hypnotism several times in the past to help her with her problems.
  • Crime
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Crime

Wash. woman accused of breastfeeding while on drugs

Wash. woman accused of breastfeeding while on drugsA woman accused of giving her daughter methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana through breastfeeding is back in jail in Tacoma while she awaits trial on a charge of endangerment with a controlled substance.
  • Crime
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Animals

Ranchers want wolves moved to Western Washington

Ranchers want wolves moved to Western WashingtonRanchers in northeastern Washington offered a simple solution to keep wolves from killing their livestock: Pack up the predators and ship them to western Washington.
  • Animals
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Vancouver

Fire damages several planes at Camas airport

Fire damages several planes at Camas airportA fire and several explosions tore through ten airplane hangar bays at Grove Field Airport in Camas Monday night.
  • Vancouver
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Health

Seattle hospital to take Ebola patients if needed

Seattle hospital to take Ebola patients if neededHarborview Medical Center in Seattle says it is willing to receive U.S. patients who are evacuated from West Africa for treatment of Ebola.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Vancouver

Vancouver student, 7, dies after playground injury

Vancouver student, 7, dies after playground injuryA student at Fisher's Landing Elementary School in Vancouver died Friday morning after a brain injury that reportedly occurred on the school playground earlier this week, the school district said.
  • Vancouver
  • 3 weeks ago
Health

5 more Hanford nuclear plant workers evaluated for vapors

5 more Hanford nuclear plant workers evaluated for vaporsFive more clean-up workers at the Hanford nuclear reservation have been evaluated for symptoms related to vapors from waste storage tanks.
  • Health
  • 3 weeks ago
Education

Swings too dangerous for schools in Washington town

Swings too dangerous for schools in Washington townSwing sets are being removed from the playgrounds at Richland elementary schools because they're too dangerous.
  • Education
  • 3 weeks ago
Crime

Vancouver man sentenced for assaults on K-9, handler

Vancouver man sentenced for assaults on K-9, handlerA Vancouver man who pleaded guilty to assaulting a police dog and his handler has been sentenced to 15 months in prison.
  • Crime
  • 3 weeks ago
Crime

Police search for handcuffed man in Clark County

Police search for handcuffed man in Clark CountyPolice in Clark County are still looking for a fugitive who escaped in handcuffs Thursday.
  • Crime
  • 3 weeks ago
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