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Local Oregon, Alaska now ground zero in legal marijuana fight Oregon, Alaska now ground zero in legal marijuana fight
From slick video ads online to scrawled chalk messages on college campus sidewalks, intense get-out-the-vote drives are mobilizing in Oregon and Alaska to legalize retail sales of marijuana to anyone old enough to drink.
Local Starbucks to baristas: Don't put a ring on it Starbucks to baristas: Don't put a ring on it (Video)
Seattle-based Starbucks is telling baristas and other retail employees to refrain from wearing almost all jewelry, including engagement rings, while at work. The coffee giant says it is adhering to federal food safety guidelines, as it amps up food offerings at thousands of stores over the next five years.
Local Police: Women chase down Seattle groping suspect
Two weeks after a Seattle woman's cellphone photo led to a charge against a man accused of groping her, police say a group of women helped chase down a man accused of groping multiple women in downtown Seattle.
Local Judges hold state in contempt for jail waitlists
Washington judges have begun holding the state's health services agency in contempt and are ordering sanctions for each day the state fails to provide competency evaluations and treatment for mentally ill people held in county jails.