Washington (state)


Sun June 9, 2013
Around the Nation

Now Legal, Washington State Ponders Regulating Pot

Originally published on Sun June 9, 2013 10:58 am



In Colorado, the recreational use of marijuana is now legal. Those statutes which were approved by voters last fall were just signed into law. Voters in Washington state also approved recreational pot and that state is now in the process of formulating just how the drug will be regulated.

Mark Kleiman is a professor of public policy at UCLA. And he's heading up the team advising Washington on implementing its marijuana laws. He says that state's rules will be based on its alcohol and tobacco laws.

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Wed June 5, 2013
The Salt

Amazon's Grocery Delivery: A Trojan Horse To Get In Your Door

Originally published on Wed June 5, 2013 5:16 pm

Amazon has been testing its AmazonFresh delivery service in the Seattle area since 2007.
Joe Nicholson AP


Wed May 29, 2013

Soldier Accused Of Killing Afghan Civilians To Plead Guilty

Originally published on Wed May 29, 2013 5:18 pm



The American soldier accused of killing 16 villagers in Afghanistan last year plans to plead guilty in order to avoid the death penalty. Lawyers say Staff Sergeant Robert Bales will plead guilty to 16 counts of premeditated murder next week and that his sentencing trial will be held in September.

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Fri May 24, 2013
The Two-Way

'White Flash And Cold Water' After Bridge Collapse In Wash.

Originally published on Fri May 24, 2013 3:39 pm

The scene near Mount Vernon, Wash., on Thursday after part of an Interstate 5 bridge collapsed into the Skagit River.
Dan Levine EPA /LANDOV

(Most recent update: 5:35 p.m. ET.)

Miracle is the word that comes to Dan Sligh's mind after he and his wife, Sally, survived a plunge off a highway bridge in Washington state on Thursday evening.

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Fri May 24, 2013
Around the Nation

Wash. State Bridge Collapses, 3 People Injured

Originally published on Fri May 24, 2013 6:01 am

The collapse sent people and vehicles into the water Thursday night. Authorities say there were no fatalities. The bridge, about an hour north of Seattle, lost its northernmost span — taking out all lanes in both directions.