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Yakima to revisit pot store ban (Getty Images)
Yakima to revisit pot store ban (Getty Images)
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Yakima City Council To Vote on Removing Ban on Pot Sales

Less than one year after a convincing 6-1 City Council vote in favor of a ban on marijuana stores, The Yakima City Council is now planning to vote on possibly removing it.

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New York City Council Proposes Bill To Raise Minimum Age For Buying Cigarettes To 21
State Senate hears testimony about raising smoking age (Getty Images)
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Senate Hears Testimony on Raising WA Smoking Age to 21

A lot can happen in a short time in the state legislature, but from what we've seen so far, it appears likely the state smoking (and vaping) age will be raised to 21. It will probably hinge heavily on how the State Senate reacts.

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21 smoking bill moves closer to passage (Getty Images)
21 smoking bill moves closer to passage (Getty Images)
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Bill To Raise WA Smoking Age to 21 Passes Big Hurdle

By passing the State House Healthcare and Wellness Committee, it will now soon head for a formal vote. If it passes, it will go to Senate, where a companion bill will be voted on. It is almost a formality that if approved, Gov. Inslee will sign off on it.

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New bill would require public vote for pot bans (Getty Images)
New bill would require public vote for pot bans (Getty Images)
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Proposed Bill Wouldn’t Allow WA Pot Bans Without Public Vote

Three Democratic Representatives in the State House have proposed a bill that could potentially affect pot bans throughout much of Eastern Washington. Then again, considering how I-502 votes went, maybe not.

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Seattle fans call for ban on fan petitions (Getty Images)
Seattle fans call for ban on fan petitions (Getty Images)
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Seahawk Fan Petitions Blow Up in Fans Faces, Infuriates Core Fan Base

Some 'Hawk fans are calling recent Seattle petitions 'embarrassing,' now saying they want a ban on fan petitions.

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Senate committee approves bill reversing state transgender bathroom laws (Getty Images)
Senate committee approves bill reversing state transgender bathroom laws (Getty Images)
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Transgender Bathroom Reversal Bill Passes First Hurdle in State Senate

Before bills can be voted on, whether it's Olympia or Washington D.C. - or the City Council for that matter sometimes-they have to clear preliminary committees. A State Senate proposal that would strike down the state's transgender bathroom rules has done just that.

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New law gives schools the option of such transgender facilities (Getty Images)
New law gives schools the option of such transgender facilities (Getty Images)
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New Senate Bill Would Reverse State Law on Transgender Bathrooms

Similar to a bill introduced in the State house last week, this Senate bill would reverse the new Washington State law requiring publicly accessed government buildings to have trans-gender bathrooms, and if applicable, locker rooms as well.

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AG wants fine against Grocery Association (Getty Images)
AG wants fine against Grocery Association (Getty Images)
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Grocery Group Could Face Fine Over 2013 Election, GMO Foods

In 2013 you may recall Initiative 522 was defeated with 51% of the vote. It was the controversial measure that would have required food labeling to include if it was a genetically modified product, or GMO. Among those who opposed it are current U.S. Representative Dan Newhouse, who also was a former State Secretary of Agriculture. Supporters said it was a necessary health lifestyle move. Opponents cited the costly labeling changes, and said most of the foods we've been eating for decades are genetically modified, especially those sold in grocery stores.

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2007 Bears NFL championship t-shirts, never seen in the US (World Vision)
2007 Bears NFL championship t-shirts, never seen in the US (World Vision)
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What Happens To Championship T-Shirts From LOSING Teams?

So, you're team lost the NFL Title game, or the NBA Finals. You saw the winning players busting out in the champ hats and t's minutes after the game. But what about the losers?

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Apparently AG Ferguson wants fewer folks like this guy (Getty Images)
Apparently AG Ferguson wants fewer folks like this guy (Getty Images)
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Poll Claims 65% Support Raising WA Smoking Age to 21

According to Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who's been leading the charge to raise the smoking age, a new poll says most Washington residents favor the idea.

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