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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
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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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Jimmy Johns
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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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Health officials continue Valley Fever fungus investigation
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WA Officials Say Valley Fever Fungus Has Been Present Here for Some Time

Washington State Department of Health officials continue to investigate the source of a fungus that when inhaled can make people ill.

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Should women workers be given menstrual leave?
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Should Women Be Paid ‘Menstrual Leave’ From Work? New Debate Emerging

Some might snicker, but this idea is growing in the U.S. and actually is practiced in some Asian nations.

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WA medical marijuana growers charged with federal crimes
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Washington Pot Growers Facing Federal Charges – Could Be Landmark Case

How ironic - five Kettle Falls, WA people are being charged with federal drug crimes in a state where marijuana is now legal.

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Washington Insurance Commissioner accused of coverup
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WA State Insurance Commissioner Accused of Obamacare “Coverup”

According to information from a top insurance exchange official,   Mike Kreidler participated in a coverup involving insurance plans offered through the Washington Health Benefit Exchange's Healthplanfinder.

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