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 By Christopher Lopaze    News    March 12, 2014

Cities scrapping for share of marijuana tax revenues

A new economic forecast predicts recreational-marijuana businesses will bring millions to the state, and the fight is underway for how the proceeds will be spent, with cities vying for a share. Recreational-marijuana business is expected to bring...

 By Christopher Lopaze    News    February 5, 2014

Bill would limit some prisoners' access to courts in certain civil cases

Paula Henry’s husband was murdered in 1995 in Tacoma and Lawrence Shandola, a former business partner, was convicted of Robert Henry’s murder in 2001, sentenced to more than 30 years in prison. In 2013, Shandola filed a lawsuit, alleging that Pau...

 By Christopher Lopaze    News    February 5, 2014

Bill sparks conflict about state's role in regulating training for health care professionals

OLYMPIA - Suicide is a leading cause of death in Washington, especially for veterans, and now lawmakers are considering an expansion for mandatory suicide-prevention training. Jennifer Stuber's...