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State Ready to Send Furlough Notices to Employees If Budget Deal Fails

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state agencies are preparing to notify thousands of government workers that they may be temporarily laid off starting next week.

A spokeswoman for Gov. Jay Inslee said that agencies will send notices to workers Monday because lawmakers have been unable to finalize a budget

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Medical marijuana dispensaries closer to reality in Oregon
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Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Closer to Reality in Oregon

Medical marijuana dispensaries are one step closer to becoming legal in Oregon. The state House voted 31-27 today to legalize and regulate dispensaries. The bill goes next to the Senate. Under existing law, the state's nearly 55,000 medical marijuana cardholders must grow the pot themselves or find a person to grow it for them

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5 tons stolen outside Oregon WinCo foods.
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Oregon Theives Help Themselves to 5 Tons of Watermelon Outside WinCo Foods!

Police and Clackamas County sheriff's detectives say two men stole 17 pallets of watermelon — about five tons — from WinCo stores in Beaverton and Tigard early on June 7. The watermelons had been left outside for sale

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Burbank Man and Woman Dead After Truck Flips into River Near Mt. Rainier

NACHES, Wash. (AP) — Troopers say two people from Walla Walla County are dead after their pickup landed upside-down in the Little Naches River east of Mount Rainier. William Retterer Jr. and Sherri Retterer of Burbank were in a truck that left the road Saturday night and wound up in the river

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You won't be able to smoke in car with your kids in Oregon
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Oregon Bans Smoking in Cars With Children [OPINION POLL]

The Oregon Legislature has approved a bill that would make it a crime to smoke in a car with kids.

The House approved the bill in a 43-15 vote on Monday. It now goes to Gov. John Kitzhaber.

The bill would prohibit drivers from smoking in cars if a person under 18 is present

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