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Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee, left, is joined by state Attorney General Bob Ferguson as he talks to the media in Olympia, Wash. about the federal government's announcement that it will not sue to stop Washington and Colorado from taxing and regulating recreational marijuana for adults, on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013. Last fall, voters made both states the first in the country to legalize the sale of marijuana to adults over 21 at state-licensed stores. The states are creating rules for the system, with sales expected to begin early next year.

Federal government will not sue WA over legalization of pot

AP Reporting Seattle’s top federal prosecutor says Washington’s medical marijuana system is “untenable” in light of new guidance from the…

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Drug smuggling archer aims ‘pot’ shot at jail

Claims he was hunting a squirrel

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University police stress campus safety to new students

Safety escorts available for students

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Generous gift starts new entrepreneurship program at Western

Alum and retired Microsoft executive David Cole donates a half-million dollars

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Woman accused in adopted daughter’s death takes stand

Death of 13-year-old Hana Williams

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A familiar face chosen to direct symphony orchestra

Bassist Thom Mayes taking over for retiring executive director

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PeaceHealth hit by budget, cuts jobs

Local positions relatively untouched

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Local Democratic party causes stir with coal terminal resolution

Rejects all industrial, commercial and residential uses at Cherry Point

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Bellingham park survey available online

Feedback used to update park plan

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Hisashi Iwakuma has strained lat muscle, could be out up to a month

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Seattle Mariners' Hisashi Iwakuma looks on before a spring exhibition baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Monday, March 24, 2014, in Peoria, Ariz.

The 34-year-old pitcher is 0-1 with a 6.61 ERA in 3 starts with Seattle this season.

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WWU Vikings softball takes two at home against Simon Fraser

Western Washington University's softball team beat Saint Martins University 1-0, then lost 7-3 on Saturday, March 15, 2013, at Viking Field in Bellingham, Wash.

Seniors shine in sweep for post-season bound WWU.

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NHL Playoffs: Islanders beat Capitals 3-1, Red Wings win Game 5

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New York Islanders head coach Jack Capuano yells at his players during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild in St. Paul, Minn., Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. The Wild won 5-4.

The Capitals will host the deciding game Monday night.

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NBA Playoffs: Nets beat Hawks 91-83, Bucks 92-90 win over Bulls, Warriors complete sweep over Pelicans

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A logo for the NBA playoffs and official basketballs are seen on the court prior to Game 1 of an NBA basketball playoffs basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs, Sunday, April 21, 2013, in San Antonio, Texas.

Brook Lopez had 22 points and 13 rebounds to lead Brooklyn. Nets host game 4 Monday.

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Paxton still looking for first win as M’s host Twins tonight

Seattle Mariners' James Paxton winds up to deliver to the San Diego Padres in the first inning of an exhibition baseball game, Friday Feb. 28, 2014, in Peoria, Ariz.

First pitch for tonight game is scheduled for 6:10pm. You can hear it all on KPUG 1170AM beginning at 5:00pm with the pre-game show.