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Perhaps former drug-sniffing dog can make a wonderful pet for a child
Perhaps former drug-sniffing dog can make a wonderful pet for a child (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)
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Legal Pot Puts Drug-Sniffing Dogs Into Retirement

Although dogs will still be needed for police departments across the state for a variety of purposes, some K-9 units are finding out their services are no longer needed, now that pot is legal in Washington state.

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Bumper Buddy
Zepharis, YouTube
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Blind Dog’s ‘Bumper Buddy’ Makes Life So Much Better

This blind dog has gotten some help that should revolutionize how it gets around.

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Puppies
Jukin Media
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Puppies Climbing Stairs for the First Time Redefines Cute

These puppies have already experienced their fair share of ups and downs.

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Air Conditioning
jones948, YouTube
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Puppy Enjoying Air Conditioning for the First Time Is Super Cool Bliss

Is this what they mean by the dog days of summer?

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Lower Valley, Wapato area facing water crisis
Lower Valley, Wapato area facing water crisis (Photo by Brent Stirton/Reportage for Getty Images.)
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Farmers Face Accusations of Stealing Yakima River Water

It's starting to sound like a cloak-and-dagger mystery, but it's deadly serious. If you thought we had it bad in Tri-Cities, up the Lower Valley, it's getting worse.

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Watch Out for Zoonotic Diseases You Can Catch From Pets!

Zoonotic diseases are ones transmitted between humans and animals or vice versa.

Here is a list of ailments you can acquire from your cat or dog:

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Island, the fake orca, capsizes on maiden Astoria voyage
Island, the fake orca, capsizes on maiden Astoria voyage (KNDU-TV)
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Fake Whale Capsizes Instead of Scaring Sea Lions on Oregon Coast

Sea Lions 1, fake whale, 0.

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Buck
Matthew Kennelly, YouTube
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Adorable Puppy Tries to Bark Away His Hiccups

Here's proof that anything a puppy does is done cute.

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Oregon woman found guilty of shooting men, feeding to pigs
Oregon woman found guilty of shooting men, feeding to pigs (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
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Oregon Woman Convicted for Shooting Handymen, Feeding to Pigs

In a case that seemed to be ripped right out of the episodes of the popular TV show Criminal Minds, a 66-year-old female Oregon farmer has been found guilty in the death of two handymen, who disappeared while working for her between 2012-2013. How they died was the shocking part.

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Kennewick police dog "apprehends" assault suspect
Kennewick police dog "apprehends" assault suspect (go2Kennewick.com)
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Kennewick Police Dog Chomps Down Domestic Violence Suspect

A man wanted in connection with an assault Wednesday night is in custody thanks to a Kennewick police dog. (Pictured are K-9 Officers Brad Kohn and Kenny Malone with "officers" Vigo and Inu)

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