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3 hrs ago | Business Journal

Federal money adds 24 new medical residencies in Washington state's most doctor-starved regions

Dr. D. Kojo Hamilton , a neurosurgeon at Oregon Health & Science University, teaches spinal surgery techniques to medical residents and fellows at the Seattle Science Foundation.


Related Topix: Oregon Health & Science University, Eastlake (Seattle, WA), University of Washington

4 hrs ago |

Senate confirms housing chief to run budget office

This June 11, 2014 file photo sows Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan testifiying on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Budget Committee confirmation hearing to become the Director of the Office of Management and Budget.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Patty Murray, Democrat, Washington Government, Barack Obama, Jeff Sessions, Republican

5 hrs ago | KOMO News

Heroin deaths on the rise: 'It's here, it's big, it's hitting young adults'

More and more young people are dying of heroin overdoses in King County, and the alarming trend has experts working overtime to save lives.


Related Topix: Drugs, University of Washington, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic)

9 hrs ago | KBCI CBS 2

Wildfires continue burning across Central, Eastern Washington

A new wildfire near Spokane quickly burned across nearly 700 acres Wednesday, prompting evacuation orders for about a dozen homes.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Gifford, WA, Chelan County, WA, Entiat, WA

12 hrs ago | North Kitsap Herald features 2014 Primary Election online candidate guide

After receiving her first primary election ballot, Lucy Copass, a new resident in a Washington town, wondered, "How can I come up to speed on local issues quickly?" A friend suggested she try Vote411.


Related Topix: Washington Government

16 hrs ago |

Washington pots shops facing dilemma: high demand, low supply

But by late evening, not a single gram had been sold. The 1 1/2-pound shipment finally rolled in about 9 p.m., and employees scrambled to get the product counted and ready to sell to the line of customers by 9:20 p.m. They sold almost a pound by midnight, and by Wednesday afternoon were nearly sold out completely, employees said.


Related Topix: Marijuana

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Kenmore Reporter

Graduate Washington endorses two Kenmore legislators

Student-driven advocacy organization Graduate Washington has announced its early endorsements for the 2014 election.


Related Topix: Kenmore, WA, Central Washington University

Bellingham Herald

Big harvest expected for Washington blueberries

At the U-pick blueberry field at Boxx Berry Farms, north of Ferndale, Monday, afternoon, Aug. 6, 2012.


Related Topix: Whatcom County, WA, Agriculture, Science, Life, Fruits, Food


1st case of West Nile in Washington for 2014 is in Franklin County

Mosquito samples collected in Franklin County tested positive for West Nile virus.


Related Topix: Health, West Nile Virus

The Stranger

Governor Inslee Tries to Have It Both Ways On Protecting Washingtonians From Cancer, Pleases No One

Then heads up: you're now set to enjoy a mixed bag of greater and weaker levels of protection from toxic chemicals flowing into the state's waterways, thanks to a proposal today by Governor Jay Inslee.


Related Topix: US Governors, Jay Inslee, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Washington Government


Washington State Wine Is the New Bordeaux

Washington State's rising reputation for Cabernet Sauvignon has been enhanced by a local winery winning one of the most prestigious prizes at the 2014 Decanter World Wine Awards L'Ecole No 41's 'Ferguson' 2011, a blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc, beat all-comers to carry away the International Trophy for Best ... (more)


Related Topix: Wine, Drink

Bellingham Herald

Heat wave forecast for Washington

Mostly clear skies are forecast in Eastern Washington into early next week, and the dry weather is increasing the risk of wildfires.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Heat Wave, Wenatchee, WA, Coulee Dam, WA, Chelan, WA

Central WA fire burns 10 structures, another forces evacuations

A fire at Rock Hill has grown to 1,500 acres and is 40 percent contained in Douglas County.


Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Hundreds line up for legal pot sales in Washington

Dale Brown, left, and John Hultberg protest the opening of Altitude, a marijuana store as customers wait for the shop to open in Prosser, Wash., Tuesday, July 8, 2014.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Washington Government, Prosser, WA, Benton City, WA

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Christian Science Monitor

Pot learning curve: Washington cribs from Colorado's legalization rollout

A customer who declined to give his name sniffs a strain of recreational marijuana at Top Shelf Cannabis on Tuesday in Bellingham, Wash., during the first half-hour of legal sales in the state.


Related Topix: Drugs, Washington Government, Marijuana, Bellingham, WA

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Julian Rodriguez, right, of Everson, Wash., holds his two-gram packet of recreational marijuana outside Top Shelf Cannabis, Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Bellingham, Wash., on the first day of legal sales.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Israel, World News, Middle East, Washington Government, Ohio

Brandon Sun

Pot shop customers cheer first purchase as legal marijuana goes on sale in Washington state

Cale Holdsworth, of Abeline, Kan., holds up his purchase after being the first in line to buy legal recreational marijuana at Top Shelf Cannabis, Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Bellingham, Wash.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Drugs, Bellingham, WA

WTEN-TV Albany

2 dead in medical complex shooting

A major hospital's former pharmacy chief stole nearly 200,000 oxycodone pills from the medical center over more than five years and has been charged under a state drug-kingpin law more often aimed at accused... A major hospital's former pharmacy chief stole nearly 200,000 oxycodone pills from the medical center over more than five years and has ... (more)


Related Topix: Drugs, Washington Government, Missouri


Legal marijuana goes on sale in Washington

The first sales of legal recreational marijuana will begin Tuesday in Washington after a spattering of stores open their doors.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Washington Government, Weather, Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories


What You Need To Know Before You Buy Weed In Washington

Washingtonians voted to legalize recreational marijuana more than a year and a half ago.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Washington Government, US News, Liberal Political News


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