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  • A marijuana connoisseur reviews the offerings at one of Colorado's dispensaries. (Photo: Theo Stroomer/Getty Images)

    Neighboring states sue Colorado for legalizing marijuana

    DENVER — Nebraska and Oklahoma are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to declare Colorado’s legalization of marijuana unconstitutional. Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning announced Thursday that the states are seeking a court order to prevent Colorado from enforcing a measure that was approved by voters in 2012. Bruning says Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is also a party to the lawsuit. “Colorado has created a system that legalizes, promotes and facilitates distribution of marijuana,” Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning said […]

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    Pierce County scatters unclaimed remains at sea

    PIERCE COUNTY — Pierce County Medical Examiner Dr. Tom Clark distributed the remains of unclaimed individuals at sea Thursday. According to the Tacoma News Tribune, Dr. Clark scattered the remains of 23 people in the waters of Puget Sound. The ashes were either unwanted, or no relative or close friends could be found. Dr. Clark used a Pierce County Sheriff’s Department patrol and rescue boat to get out on the Sound. West Pierce Fire and Rescue Chaplains Dianne and Larry […]

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    Great surprise: High school sweethearts get engaged in photo booth (VIDEO)

    Is there anything happier than video of a surprise engagement? One unsuspecting girlfriend thought she and her high school sweetheart of 7 years were going into a photo booth for fun. But as it turns out, she was getting much more. Kevin Moran posted the video of the engagement on his YouTube channel. Molly McGinnis, the fiance, tweeted out her surprise after the proposal. Okay it's been 24 hours so probably safe to assume I am not dreaming and @kmoran18 […]

  • Seattle Seahawks signed K.J. Wright ton an extension Thursday.

    Seahawks sign K.J. Wright to extension

    SEATTLE — The Seattle Seahawks have signed 25-year-old linebacker K.J. Wright to a four-year extension, the team announced this afternoon. The terms of the deal were not immediately released by the team. However, Ian Rapoport of NFL. com reported the deal at $27 million. “In the offseason, we identified K.J. as one of our core players moving forward and aimed to keep him as a part of the Seahawks family for a long time,” said Executive Vice President & General […]

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    Middle school closed for second day after typed threat found; $1,000 reward offered

    ISSAQUAH — An area middle school is closed for the second day in a row after a typed note found outside a classroom promised violence against teachers and students. A teacher at the school in 24000 block of SE Issaquah Fall City Road found the note Wednesday that “contains unspecified threats to do violence at lunch or during the school’s winter assembly Friday,” as well as against four staff members, school officials said in a release. Pacific Cascade Middle School […]

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    Men barricaded inside home surrender after standoff with police (PHOTOS)

    ISSAQUAH — Two men barricaded inside a home Thursday in Issaquah surrendered after an hours long standoff. According to the City of Issaquah, the men were threatening police from inside a home near the intersection of NW Cherry Place and NW Dogwood Street. It was not known what started the standoff, and details surrounding the incident were few. The standoff appeared to be domestic-violence related, police said, and there were no hostages being held. The men walked out of the […]

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    Crystal Mountain opens Saturday only for ‘Pineapple Shakedown’

    ENUMCLAW — Ski resorts around the Pacific Northwest have been beleaguered by an onslaught of warm, wet weather so far this ski season. So one area resort has decided to celebrate the hated Pineapple Express, in hopes of shaking the weather pattern for good. Crystal Mountain will open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday with limited operations. Calling it the “Pineapple Shakedown,” mountain officials are encouraging individuals to get up for one round of skiing before the next […]

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    Nevermind: Crystal Mountain cancels Saturday opening

    ENUMCLAW — Crystal Mountain cancelled plans to open for limited operations Saturday. After initially planning to open for the “Pineapple Shakedown,” the local ski resort announced shifting weather patterns put a stop to those intentions. The forecast has shifted and we will NOT OPEN SAT! It will be wet & windy all weekend. We appreciate your patience. pic.twitter.com/E7iVctdIe0 — Crystal Mountain (@CrystalMt) December 18, 2014 Ski resorts around the Pacific Northwest remain closed late into the start of the ski […]

  • From door counter to pie baker, Kaci tries to conquer Costco (Video)