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King County wants tobacco age raised to 21
King County wants tobacco age raised to 21 (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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King County Board Wants to Raise Tobacco Age to 21 STATEWIDE

Dumb idea, and it goes way beyond health reasons.

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Gun Silencer Sales Are Way Up — I Didn’t Even Know They Were Legal!

A CNN story reported that "sales are booming for silencers." Regular people buying the gun accessories are up 37 percent in 2013 to nearly half a million. That steep increase was true in 2012 and 2011 as well.

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Learn about who's running to fill Doc Hasting's seat in Congress
Learn about who's running to fill Doc Hasting's seat in Congress. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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Do You “Know” Any of the 14 Candidates Seeking to Replace Doc Hastings in Congress? (PART 1)

As they sometimes say,  you don't know the players without a scorecard.  Here's part one of our series about who they are.

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EPA celebrates Earth Day with five-city jet tour
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EPA Chief “Celebrates” Earth Day with Five City Jet-Setting Tour

Rather ironic to send a public official to five different cities by spewing forth jet exhaust all over the East Coast.

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Hanford revised cleanup schedule rejected by officials
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Revised Plan for Hanford Cleanup Rejected by State Officials

Gov. Jay Inslee, Attorney General Bob Ferguson, and other Washington leaders have formally rejected a revised plan by the DOE that's supposed to speed up and streamline Hanford cleanup.

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Spokane legislator shows support for Nevada rancher
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Spokane Legislator Part of Bundy Ranch Resistance Movement

Among the people who showed up to support Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy last week was conservative state Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley.

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Pot stores probably many months away in Mid-Columbia
Pot stores probably many months away in Mid-Columbia (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
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Will Pot Stores in Benton-Franklin Counties Ever Happen?

There's been so much talk about cities and counties around the state, including Yakima, but will pot stores actually open in the Mid-Columbia? Here's what we know now.

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Yakima County planning commission reverses course on pot ban
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County Planning Commission Says Yakima Should Drop Pot Ban

The Yakima County planning commission appears to have reversed it's course.

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No federal water for pot growing in Washington state
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State Pot Growers Near Ellensburg May More “Dry” Than “High”

Due to marijuana still being illegal at the Federal level,  any licensed pot growers in Kittitas County might not be growing anything.

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Inslee to sidestep food stamp cuts
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Gov.Inslee to Sidestep Foodstamp Cuts by Boosting Heating Assistance Programs

In a news release issued today, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced the state will be offering more heating assistance to families receiving SNAP or food stamp benefits.

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