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Inslee’s budget increases spending

More money for schools and prisons

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Gas station plans accompany new Safeway

Taking over Prime Tune and Brakes location

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.

Big jump in pot applications

Deadline this Friday

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Murder suspect arrested

Man dies from severe beating

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Police trying body cameras

Three officers will be equipped

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State teachers asking for cost of living raises

Have been suspended since 2008

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Inslee wants to limit Obamacare estate provision

State can take money upon medicaid patient’s death

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Northwest drivers confident driving in snow

Four out of five drivers in Washington and Portland

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GED changes may cause testers to start over

Results discarded with new system

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Whatcom Americans to play tuneup game Thursday in Bellingham

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The Whatcom Americans win the 2015 PNW Regional Championship Photo courtesy of Coach Hank Schwarz

Whatcom Americans to battle Provincial champs White Rock, B.C.

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Tom Brady goes to court, says “I did nothing wrong”

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The Patriots quarterback's lawsuit in the deflated footballs scandal questions whether the league followed its own rules when it suspended the four-time Super Bowl champion.

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Sounders forward Dempsey leads MLS All-Stars vs. Tottenham

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Dempsey will have familiar teammates and opponents when the squads hit the pitch.

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I-1366 to limit Legislature’s ability to raise taxes

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The initiative provides that if lawmakers do not put I-1366 on the ballot by next April 15th, that the sales tax would be reduced by a penny on the dollar. From 6.5 cents to 5.5 cents. This would cost the state about $1.4 billion in revenue.

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Seahawks coach Pete Carroll on cover of Sports Illustrated

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“It’s been thrilling to go through this,” Carroll said of the fallout from his Super Bowl XLIX play call. “It really is.”