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WA state officials using other money to fund drug education campaign
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Lack of Pot Profits Force WA Officials to Look Elsewhere to Fund Teen Information Campaign

You've probably heard the new radio ads from the Washington State Department of Health, they've been on Newstalk, and every other Tri-City area radio station.

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Got Burned? 5 Ways to Treat a Sunburn

The summer sun is out in full force, relentlessly attacking our skin with UV rays. Here's what to do if you get a sunburn.

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What's behind those mysterious vapors at tank farms?
What's behind those mysterious vapors at tank farms? (Getty Images)
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What’s Behind ‘Mysterious’ Sickening Vapors at Hanford Tank Farms?

Could officials have known about these airborne hazards quite some time ago?  A new report says it's possible.

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Cheech and Chong -geeked over legal pot in Washington
Cheech and Chong -geeked over legal pot in Washington (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Get Ready – WA Pot Stores Slated to Open July 1

You will probably have to drive to Spokane to get your fix, but pot stores will be open in our state July 1st.

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Kennewick city council to consider pot ban
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Kennewick To “Consider” Marijuana Ban – Councilman Asks for Proposal

We reported to you about Yakima County Commissioners moving forward a land-use ordinance that would essentially wipe out the pot business there,  now some Kennewick City Council members are considering a similar move.

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Yakima County to pass land ordinance banning pot related business
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Yakima County To Ban All Pot-Related Business Soon – Follows City Lead

Besides a moratorium and probable ban in the City of Yakima,  County Commissioners have now taken steps to "wipe out" all possibilities of pot-related businesses in unincorporated areas.

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Death with Dignity rates climb in WA
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WA Assisted Suicide (Death With Dignity) Cases Up 43% From 2012 to 2013

Washington state's Death with Dignity Act has seen a significant increase in what state health department officials call "participation."  The latest report was released this week.

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WA State Attorney General clarifies insurance laws
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All WA Insurance Companies Must Provide Spousal Coverage for Same-Sex Couples, Says AG

WA State Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Washington State Human Rights Commission Executive Director Sharon Ortiz issued a joint statement Thursday about insurance coverage in Washington state.

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Oregon school district to allow condom distribution
Oregon school district to allow condom distribution (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
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Teachers Can Hand Out Condoms Southwest of Portland

The school board in Marion County, OR, will allow some teachers to hand out the birth control items.

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Kennewick Fast Food Restaurant Agrees to Temporary Shutdown After Illnesses

Benton Franklin Health Department officials say the closure is not permanent, and they are working with the owners to find cause of alleged illnesses.

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