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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.

No welcome yet for pot shops in many cities

Bans and moratoriums on pot sales

Job Briefcase

Two cities increase public defense

Complying with court ruling

money hand

Employees give bonuses to charity

Local company gives back

drunk driving

Drunk drivers face new punishment program

Pilot program starts Jan. 1

health exchange

People awaiting ID card will be reimbursed

Must request retroactive coverage

food bank

Washington ranked 9th in volunteering

Two million volunteers

NewYear

Free events ring in the New Year

Polar plunge and free activities in Whatcom County

job search

Unemployment safety net expires for thousands

Over 25,000 people in Washington use state benefits

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Alvarez pitches Marlins past Mariners 7-0

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Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond (11) looks on in the dugout before a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Washington.

Alvarez retired the first 15 batters en route to the third complete game of his career.

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Blues beat Blackhawks 4-3 in OT, take 2-0 lead

St. Louis Blues right wing T.J. Oshie (74) waits for the face off during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings in Detroit, Friday, Feb. 1, 2013.

Mount Vernon native T.J. Oshie returns to the ice for St. Louis after missing the last three games due to an upper-body injury.

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Road teams strike first as the NBA Playoffs begin

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.

Brooklyn Nets and Golden State Warriors steal series openers on the road.

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Defense leads the way in spring scrimmage for EWU

ewu eagles eastern washington university logo on white

With three interceptions, seven sacks and nine passes broken up, defense holds offense scoreless in 12 of 18 possessions

yesterday in Sports

Harper pulled for not hustling, Nats fall to Cards

Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper, right,, reacts after grounding out as first base coach Trent Jewett (44) looks in during the eighth inning against the New York Mets at a baseball game at Nationals Park in Washington, on Thursday, June 7, 2012. The Mets won 3-1.

The 21-year-old Harper is a two-time All-Star known for his aggressive play.