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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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Gun sales explode in WA after I-594
Gun sales explode in WA after I-594 (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Gun Sales Skyrocket in WA State after passage of I-594

Much like we saw recently nationally after Congressional leaders and the Obama Administration began their attack on the 2nd. Amendment,   gun sales go way up.

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Group says I-1351 won't help school performance issues
Group says I-1351 won't help school performance issues (Townsquare media image)
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I-1351 Will Not Reduce Class Sizes, Says Washington Policy Group

With all the discussion of the two gun measures on the November ballot, and the 4th. District Congressional Race,  this initiative isn't getting a large amount of attention.  But one notable group says it won't fulfill it's purpose.

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Marijuana industry business people say system already broken
Marijuana industry business people say system already broken (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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State System Already Broken Says Pot Growers and Sellers

It was supposed to be a win-win.    People clamoring for their weed would be able to legally smoke it,   the state would sell it making millions and millions in revenue, the debt would shrink, and everyone would be happy. It's not turning out that way.

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Connell voted safest city in Washington state
Connell voted safest city in Washington state (Connell football Facebook page)
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Connell Voted Safest City in Washington State by Security Firm

They're #1!  So sayeth the experts for Connell.

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Pay attention to signs of suicide
Pay attention to signs of suicide (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Suicide Rates Up Slightly in Washington State, Says Department of Health

 

According to the latest data released by the Washington state Department of Health,  about three people commit suicide in our state each day.

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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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Gov. Inslee trying to push green agenda on Chinese?
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Gov. Inslee, Bill Gates, Prepared to “Push” Environmental Agenda on China

Apparently Gov. Inslee isn't satisfied with just dragging Washington state into the clutches of environmentalists - regardless of economic impact.  Now his sights are set on Asia, and Microsoft's Bill Gates is at least along for part of the ride.

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Washington state parolees win right to smoke pot
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WA Parolees Win Right to Smoke Pot – Lighting up To Begin Next Week

Thursday, the Washington State Department of Corrections announced a change in policy.

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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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