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Man gets 2 years for sending white powder letters

By By STEVEN DUBOIS PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge in Portland, Ore., has sentenced a man to two years in prison for sending threatening letters laced with a suspicious powder to members of Congress, journalists and comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert…. …read more

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Washington issues first legal pot business license

By By GENE JOHNSON OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state issued its first legal marijuana business license Wednesday, launching a new phase in the state’s ambitious effort to regulate a market that has been illegal for more than 75 years…. …read more

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Lawmakers consider bill to bolster Wash. tourism

By By LISA BAUMANN OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — After eliminating the state tourism office in 2011, Washington lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow those in the private sector to pick up the slack…. …read more

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Health database requirement cut from bill

By By JOHN WEBSTER SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Lobbying behind closed doors, Washington’s largest health insurance company persuaded Republicans in the state Senate to gut a widely supported bill that aimed to reveal health care price and quality information to consumers…. …read more

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Wash. Senate passes supplemental budget

By By LISA BAUMANN OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state Senate has passed a supplemental budget that adds some money for education…. …read more

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Bill puts death penalty reprieve in spotlight

By By LISA BAUMANN OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Senate panel is weighing a measure that would prohibit a future Washington state governor from issuing a death penalty reprieve until after receiving a recommendation from a state Clemency and Pardons Board…. …read more

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Bill would gradually lower liquor taxes

By By MANUEL VALDES OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Republican and Democrat lawmakers are introducing a measure on Wednesday that would gradually lower liquor taxes…. …read more

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Wash. orca died from blow to head, source unknown

By By PHUONG LE SEATTLE (AP) — Two years after a 3-year-old endangered orca washed ashore in southwest Washington, investigators have concluded that the whale was hit, struck or rammed in the head and neck. But they couldn’t determine the source of that blow…. …read more

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Senate plan includes money for immigrant aid bill

By By LISA BAUMANN OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Senate’s majority caucus has proposed a supplementary budget that highlights increased funding for a soon-to-be signed measure expanding college financial aid to include students who were brought to the state illegally as children…. …read more

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Another possible booze price hike looms over Wash.

By By MANUEL VALDES SEATTLE (AP) — Booze prices at bars and restaurants in Washington may go up this year as multiple interests fight over rules following the voter-approved privatization of the state’s liquor system…. …read more

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