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Columbia Drive getting more renovations - development
Columbia Drive getting more renovations - development (Port of Kennewick)
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Development Bringing More Visible Changes to Columbia Drive in Kennewick

In the coming weeks and months, there will be more visible evidence of the long-term development of Kennewick's Columbia Drive.

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Is it time for DUI pot arrest-accident tracking?
Is it time for DUI pot arrest-accident tracking? (Photo by Tim Boyles/Getty Images)
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Is It Time for State to Begin Tracking Marijuana Only DUI Arrests?

Since Washington voters legalized recreational marijuana in 2012,   there have been indications the number of impaired motorists has risen, due to using pot before getting behind the wheel.

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A shocking number of WA motorists smoke pot, then drive
A shocking number of WA motorists smoke pot, then drive (Washington State Patrol Facebook)
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Shocking Survey Shows Pot Use in WA Before Driving Widespread

According to a June, 2014 survey conducted by the Washington State Traffic Safety Commission (WSTSC), nearly 3 out of ten drivers participating indicated they use or have used pot within a few hours of driving.   But the real shocker is that of those who do,  62% don't think marijuana impairs their ability to drive.

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Another judge shoots down lawsuit over city, county pot bans
Another judge shoots down lawsuit over city, county pot bans (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
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WA Judges 4, Pot Supporters 0 – Another Court Upholds City, County Bans

0-4 isn't a good day at the office in baseball,  or in the courts.

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Hand wipes clogging up sewer systems
Hand wipes clogging up sewer systems (Photo by Alexandra Beier/Getty Images)
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Flushable Wipes Clogging up Spokane, Northwest Sewer Systems

They've become all the rage these days - flushable wipes that are designed to "take the place" of toilet paper in certain situations.  They're often treated with anti-bacterial materials, so people think they're "cleaner".   But they're raising havoc with sewer systems.

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Has that tree been visited by a skunk, or not?
Has that tree been visited by a skunk, or not? (Photo by Mark Renders/Getty Images)
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Here’s Why You Should Never Illegally Cut Down A Christmas Tree – Peeew!

We bet you've done it, we all have.    Driving around town, or walking during the Christmas season, and you see the "perfect" tree.  You just know that tree would look perfect in your home, with presents underneath.  Who's going to notice if you cut it down? There's plenty of others nearby, or it's not going to be missed.

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Red counties are where I-502 was basically crushed
Red counties are where I-502 was basically crushed (Newstalk 870 file image)
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Pot Bans In Washington State Here To Stay – Newstalk Explains Why

This week, West Richland joined the list of dozens of cities, and even counties, who've passed ordinances banning the growth, processing and sale of recreational marijuana.  That list includes Richland, Pasco, Kennewick, Yakima, Yakima County and Wenatchee.  Here's why they can do that, despite I-502 making it legal...and why those bans are likely to stay in effect.

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Circuit court upholds traditional marriage laws
Circuit court upholds traditional marriage laws (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Federal Appeals Court Upholds Traditional Marriage Laws in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee

In a reversal of the trend occurring over the last 18 months with numerous Federal courts,  the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld "traditional" marriage laws in those states.

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Group wants you to consider your dinner's feelings this holiday
Group wants you to consider your dinner's feelings this holiday (Photo by Bethany Clarke/Getty Images)
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Group Wants You to Consider Your Turkey’s ‘Feelings’ This Thanksgiving

No, we're not making this up.

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Time to fall back, 2am Sunday
Time to fall back, 2am Sunday (Townsquare media image)
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Is Daylight Savings Time Really Necessary Anymore? Turning Clocks Back Early Sunday

Most of us don't even know why we do it.  But a growing number of critics and experts are saying the idea of "Spring Forward, Fall Back" is outdated. (Yes, that's MY Green Bay Watch!)

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