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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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Ferndale man walking on the road struck, killed

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The Washington State Patrol says alcohol and drugs weren't involved

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Tanev lifts Canucks over skidding Flames

Vancouver Canucks' goalie Ryan Miller (30) is congratulated by Kevin Bieksa (3) after the Canucks' victory 4-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues in an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in St. Louis.

The Vancouver Canucks defeated the skidding Calgary Flames 3-2 Saturday night to snap a five-game losing streak.

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No. 8 Gonzaga struggles past Cal Poly

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No. 8 Gonzaga struggled to shake pesky Cal Poly before pulling away for a 63-50 win on Saturday night.

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No. 16 Washington edges No. 15 Oklahoma

Washington head coach Lorenzo Romar, left, hugs guard Andrew Andrews (12) after an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, in Seattle, Wash. Washington beat San Diego State 49-36.

The Huskies (10-0) led by as many as 20 in the first half.

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No. 1 Kentucky scores first 24 points, beats UCLA

From left, Kentucky's Aaron Harrison, Tyler Ulis, and head coach John Calipari pause for a moment during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. Kentucky won 84-70.

Devin Booker had 19 points, and No. 1 Kentucky scored the game's first 24 points in an 83-44 victory over UCLA on Saturday.