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Local Small city's lawsuit could derail state's recreational marijuana law
If the courts won't let Fife ban licensed pot growers, processors or sellers, the city wants the judge to address a second question: Should Washington's entire legal marijuana scheme be thrown out as incompatible with the federal prohibition on pot?
Local Police: Driver crushes parking officer's hand
Seattle police say a driver with at least four unpaid parking tickets crushed a parking enforcement officer's hand with his Lexus as he tried to keep the vehicle from being immobilized by a wheel clamp.

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Offbeat 2 California counties ask to form separate state 2 California counties ask to form separate state
Representatives of two counties in far Northern California petitioned state officials Thursday for the right to form a 51st state called Jefferson, formally asking state lawmakers to vote on their proposal.

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National & World Drugs killed Oklahoma inmate in troubled execution
An Oklahoma death row inmate who died following a problematic execution succumbed to the lethal drugs he was administered, not a heart attack, after the state's prisons chief halted efforts to kill him, an autopsy report released Thursday says.

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Sports Rutgers rallies in 4th to beat Cougars 41-38 Rutgers rallies in 4th to beat Cougars 41-38 (Photo Gallery)
Paul James ran for 173 yards and scored his third touchdown with 3:24 left to give Rutgers a wild 41-38 victory over Washington State on Thursday night in the Scarlet Knights' first game as a member of the Big Ten.
Sports Timing is everything for new QB Jeff Lindquist
For Jeff Lindquist, he’s exactly where he wants to be. He’s the starting QB at the University of Washington. He grew up a fan of the Huskies his whole life, dreaming of being in the position he is today. He’s fallen asleep at night seeing himself leading Washington to a big win as there signal caller.
Sports After Rice, NFL increases domestic violence bans
NFL players will be subject to a six-week suspension for a first domestic violence offense and banishment from the league for a second under a new policy outlined by Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Sports Odor slam leads Rangers over Mariners 12-4
Rougned Odor hit a third-inning grand slam to back Colby Lewis, and the last-place Texas Rangers beat Seattle 12-4 Wednesday to take two of three from the Mariners.

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Seattle Refined - Life is Different Here Urban Farming: Bastille Cafe & Bar (Photo Gallery)
Seattle Urban Farm Company (SUFCo) is a local business that designs, builds and maintains beautifully landscaped farms for apartment complexes, restaurants and residences. Over the past two weeks we've taken you inside an apartment complex rooftop farm, residenctial farm - and now we're looking at their farm on the top of Bastille in Ballard.

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Seahawks Review: 'Madden NFL 15' scores on new consoles Review: 'Madden NFL 15' scores on new consoles
If you followed all the offseason NFL headlines — concussions, racial slurs, bullying, domestic violence — you'd think the league was in serious trouble.

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Entertainment Diane Sawyer exits as ABC evening anchor
Diane Sawyer signed off as anchor of ABC's "World News" on Wednesday, telling viewers that it has been wonderful to be the "home port" of the network's news team each weeknight.

Technology

Technology Visual search to shop: gimmick or game changing?
Imagine using your phone to snap a photo of the cool pair of sunglasses your friend is wearing and instantly receiving a slew of information about the shades along with a link to order them.
Technology Apple to unveil next products at Sept. 9 event
Apple will show off its newest products Sept. 9. The iPhone and iPad maker set the date in invitations mailed Thursday to reporters and others who typically come to see the unveiling of Apple's latest twists on technology.
Technology Twitch turns video games into spectator sport
Video games have been a spectator sport since teenagers crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play "Pac-Man." And for decades, kids have gathered in living rooms to marvel at how others master games like "Street Fighter II" and "Super Mario Bros."

Business

Business Japan stocks lead Asian declines after weak data
Tokyo stocks led declines in most Asian markets on Friday after Japanese economic data showed that the region's second biggest economy is struggling to recover from a sales tax hike.
Business Pending U.S. home sales rise in hopeful sign
More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in July, a sign that buying has improved as mortgage rates have slipped, the number of listings has risen and the rate of price increases has slowed.
Business Survey: Americans' pessimism on economy has grown
Americans are more anxious about the economy now than they were right after the Great Recession ended despite stock market gains, falling unemployment and growth moving closer to full health.

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Offbeat Laid-back Colo. burg to become Bud Lite's 'Whatever' town
Some people in normally laid back Crested Butte are not up for "Whatever" - a secretive Bud Lite plan to paint their mountain town blue and turn it into a fantasy town for an online and television ad campaign.
Offbeat Soggy start: Burning Man crews stuck at Wal-Mart (Photo Gallery)
Ah, Burning Man, the annual weeklong rave that draws thousands of free-thinkers to a remote spot in the Nevada desert. It's a festival so remote and bizarre that the only limit to free expression is imagination ... except when it rains.
Offbeat Coffee shop on honor system works in North Dakota (Photo Gallery)
The owner of a North Dakota coffee shop is flattered his decision to operate the business on the honor system garnered international attention earlier this summer, but those who equate it to the goodness of all humanity might want to help themselves to a decaf K-Cup.