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7:48 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Idaho Cops Worry About Cross-Border Pot Shopping Trips

File photo of 106 pounds of pot.

Recreational marijuana goes on sale Tuesday in Washington state, but police across the border in Idaho and Oregon say that doesn't mean the pot will stay there.

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5:32 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Coastal County Tries Tax Gambit To Stop Recreation Fees

File photo showing vandalism on Weyerhaeuser's St. Helens Tree Farm.

Originally published on Mon July 7, 2014 6:48 pm

Grays Harbor County, Washington, is the first county in the Northwest to strike back against pricey recreation permits now being required by some large timber companies. The county's commission voted unanimously Monday to take a tax deferral away from private timberland owners that charge for public access.

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5:05 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Would-Be Customers Eagerly Await Pot Store Openings

Rick Stevens stopped by 420 Carpenter, a marijuana retail location in Lacey, Washington, to see if it was open yet. The retired TSA worker is looking forward to making some homemade edibles and listening to Pink Floyd.

The first legal marijuana stores in Washington are scheduled to open Tuesday. The Liquor Control Board issued the first 24 retail licenses early Monday.

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4:02 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Not Much Pot, But So What? Washington Kicks Off Marijuana Sales

Originally published on Tue July 8, 2014 2:48 pm

In another significant milestone in Washington’s experiment with legal, recreational marijuana, the first 24 pot retailers in Washington now have their licenses in hand.

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6:00 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Feds Warn States Of Possible Highway Cash Holdback

File photo of construction along I-90 near Roslyn, Washington, in summer 2012.

Originally published on Thu July 3, 2014 6:54 pm

The Idaho Transportation Department has suspended advertising for bids for future highway projects. Oregon and Washington may soon do the same.

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5:10 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Oregon Marijuana Campaign Wants Some Of Your Bitcoin Stash

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The group behind the initiative to legalize recreational marijuana in Oregon is now accepting bitcoin contributions.

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4:42 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

No Big Surprises On Oregon's Signature Deadline Day

The deadline to turn in signatures to qualify initiative petitions in Oregon produced no big surprises Thursday. But Oregonians could still have a range of controversial topics to decide this fall.

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4:16 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Legal Pot Prices May Be High To Start

Marijuana users may pay some high prices to get high when Washington state’s legal pot market launches next week . The initial price-per-gram could be nearly double what medical marijuana card-holders pay.

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3:27 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Washington Prisons Will No Longer Punish Inmates For 'Self-Harm'

Washington’s prison system has announced a major policy change when it comes to inmates who harm themselves. The Department of Corrections said Thursday that it will no longer sanction inmates for cutting or other acts of self-injury.

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3:02 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Don't Expect Much Happiness In The Pursuit Of Cheap Gas This Weekend

According to AAA, Americans will see the highest Fourth of July gas prices they've seen in the last six years.

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