More Washington Articles

  • The latest in lavish Obama praise, Washington governor edition

    Gov. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., is positively overjoyed with President Obama's recent bill protecting gays, lesbians and transgenders from discrimination by federal contractors.

  • Export-Import Bank subsidy beneficiary wants to let Export-Import Bank expire

    Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers is from Washington State, which makes her hesitance on the Export-Import Bank raise eyebrows. A local paper, the Spokesman-Review, blasted her for her reluctance, citing Washington's status as "the nation's most trade-dependent state."

  • In Seattle, delivering legal pot illegally

    SEATTLE (AP) — William "Jackrabbit" Large pulls his SUV onto the side of a downtown Seattle street, parking behind an Amazon Fresh delivery truck and carrying a product the online retailer doesn't offer: marijuana. The thin, bespectacled Large is a delivery man for Winterlife, a Seattle...

  • Washington AG obtains reversal of energy rate plan charges

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – A key portion of a decision that approved Puget Sound Energy’s multi-year energy rate plan has been reversed, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Wednesday. Ferguson Thurston County Superior Court Judge Carol Murphy’s reversal...

  • Imagine if a Republican made this gun ad

    Estakio Beltran, a Democrat who's running for Congress in Washington state, released an ad this week featuring him gunning down the Republican Party mascot.

  • Legal pot now a short drive for many Oregonians

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Recreational pot is now on sale in Washington state, but actually getting that pot required some patience Tuesday for residents not only of neighboring Oregon but southwest Washington as well. Freedom Market in Kelso, Washington — 45 miles north of Portland — was...

  • Legal marijuana in Washington state: How it works

    SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state's first recreational marijuana stores began opening for business Tuesday, more than a year and a half after voters decided to legalize, tax and regulate pot. Some questions and answers about the industry: ___ WHEN AND WHERE CAN I BUY WEED IN WASHINGTON? The...

  • 'Free the weed': Scenes from Washington pot sales

    As employees worked frantically to prepare the shelves and assess their inventory at Top Shelf Cannabis in Bellingham, Washington, 22-year-old Zoe Wainwright was among the dozens in line early Tuesday waiting for legal marijuana sales to begin. The Bellingham man said he's an occasional pot...

  • eFoodhandlers reaches agreement with Wash. AG over certificate

    Ferguson SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced an agreement on Monday with an Oregon-based online food service training company that allegedly misled workers and engaged in deceptive business practices. eFoodhandlers Inc. offers online training...

  • Who's Next? Pot changes won't stop with Washington

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Advocates seeking more lenient marijuana laws have no intention of stopping with Colorado and Washington. Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia have allowed marijuana for medicinal purposes, and more could follow. Here's a look at five of the states that may be...

  • A look at legal pot as Washington stores prepare

    SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state's first recreational marijuana stores open for business this week, more than a year and a half after voters decided to legalize, tax and regulate pot. Some questions and answers about the industry: Q: When can I buy legal weed? A: The state's Liquor Control...

  • Washington state issues 24 marijuana shop licenses

    SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state issued its first retail marijuana licenses Monday a day ahead of the start of legal sales, and 21 hours before the only store licensed to sell in Seattle was set to open, a line was already forming. At Cannabis City, where the owner wasn't planning to open his...

  • VIDEO: Washington ready for first day of legal recreational pot sales

    Washington will become the second state in the nation to legally sell recreational marijuana on Tuesday. The first state was Colorado on January 1.

  • Washington state unions plan to negotiate for competitive pay

    Gov. Jay Inslee's labor team will be spending the summer negotiating with more than 25 unions that represent state employees.

  • Capitol's Statuary Hall celebrates nation's evolving history

    This week celebrates the 150th anniversary of the National Statuary Hall, the former House chamber turned into a de facto museum.



From the Weekly Standard

  • For GOP, a Good Crop of Senate Candidates

    Republicans have distinct advantages in Senate races this year, including President Obama’s low job ratings, the number of vulnerable Democrats, and an unhappy national mood. But there’s...

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  • How to Play a Weak Hand in Iraq

    Iraqi prime minister Nuri al-Maliki knows what he wants: a third term in office for himself and U.S. military help in defeating ISIS (now the Islamic State). Political reconciliation between...

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  • The Ethics of Food and Drink

    Should the law compel nursing homes to starve certain Alzheimer’s patients to death? This is not an alarmist fantasy, but a real question, soon to be forced by advocates of ever-wider...

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