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In this graphic provided by the Washington State Liquor Control Board, a logo that will be used for labeling legal marijuana produced in Washington state is shown. Officials released a preliminary draft of regulations for growing and selling legalized marijuana Thursday, May 16, 2013. Voters last November made Washington and Colorado the first states to legalize the sale of taxed marijuana to adults over 21 at state-licensed stores.

The State Legislature moves to overhaul both pot industries

Bills on both recreational and medical marijuana

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Thousands of classrooms needed to meet state requirements

Would cost billions to add them all

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Clean up complete for fuel tanker spill on Orcas Island

Dept of Ecology took contaminated soil samples, but area otherwise cleaned up

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More calls to state poison center for marijuana exposure

Center says increase in calls may just be more people feeling safer about getting help

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Boeing worker wages differ by state

Washington workers making more per hour than South Carolina workers

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Cantwell talks oil train safety in Mt. Vernon

Cantwell met with first responders yesterday to hear their concerns.

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Locally Knitted Knockers looking to expand and need your help

Knitted Knockers have been flying off the shelves since the group started knitting years ago. And now they need your help.

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Nation’s airports not immune to security breaches

AP investigation reveals more than 260 perimeter breaches nationwide in last decade

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Food banks find the beef

Annual fundraiser provides over $24,000 for beefing up food banks

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Bellingham police chief wants to expand body cam program

If money is there, he'd like to have 20 to 30 more body cams

Naval Air Station Patuxent River (Aug. 2, 2006) - A new era in Naval aviation have began for the first EA-18G Growler aircraft, the next-generation electronic attack aircraft for the U.S. Navy that combines the combat-proven F/A-18 Super Hornet with state-of-the-art electronic warfare avionics suite.The EA-18G will feature an airborne electronic attack suite based on Northrop Grumman's Improved Capability III system, a radically new jamming and information warfare system. The EA-18G is expected to enter initial operational capability in 2009. U.S. Navy photo (RELEASED)

Loud Navy growler jets rattling San Juan County

Deafening vibrations felt up to 5 days a week from miles away

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Lynden school bond ballots in the mail

District voters will decide on $48 million in school improvement bonds.

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NW Washington Fair announces some performers

KGMI News Reporting By Peter Wagner LYNDEN, Wash. – Part of the lineup for this year’s Northwest Washington Fair has…

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Son of Ferndale councilman to run for dad’s spot

Mel Hansen says 16 years on the council is plenty

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Winter snowpack at only 22 percent of normal on April 1

The natural resources conservation service says the April 1st report found the statewide winter snowpack at only 22 percent of normal, shattering the previous record of 33 percent of normal set in 2005.

In this graphic provided by the Washington State Liquor Control Board, a logo that will be used for labeling legal marijuana produced in Washington state is shown. Officials released a preliminary draft of regulations for growing and selling legalized marijuana Thursday, May 16, 2013. Voters last November made Washington and Colorado the first states to legalize the sale of taxed marijuana to adults over 21 at state-licensed stores.

Black market fading as more people flock to Whatcom County pot stores

2020 Solutions: Lower prices drawing customers away from black market to buy legal pot

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Jury finds Bellingham businesses cheated workers out of wages

A jury unanimously found the owners of Pacific Coast Foods guilty of denying minimum wage and overtime pay to over 100 employees.

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Montana congressman urges Inslee to support GPT project

Representative Ryan Zinke wrote to Governor Inslee and says the project would create thousands of jobs in our state.

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‘Glamping’ comes to Orcas Island

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Overnight visitors to the Orcas Island park can simply pack a bag and leave the sleeping bags, tents and other gear behind.