As Washington state prepares to issue the first licenses for marijuana retail stores, Gov. Jay Inslee and other state leaders on Tuesday announced a coordinated campaign to make sure pot stays out of the hands of minors once products start hitting store shelves next month.
Police say six people suffered minor injuries, including an 8-year-old boy who was taken to a hospital as a precaution, after a 'kiddy train' amusement ride tipped over at a city festival in Puyallup, south of Seattle.
Eight conservation groups are complaining that it is too easy to kill wolves that attack livestock in Washington state.
The groups recently filed a petition asking the state Department of Fish and Wildlife to require livestock producers to exhaust nonlethal measures to prevent wolf depredations before any wolves are killed.
Washington state's unemployment rate is holding steady at 6.1 percent, and the state's employers added 4,000 jobs last month.
Numbers released Wednesday by the state Employment Security Department show that the job growth reported for May comes following a strong month in April, where upward revised numbers showed a gain of 8,900 jobs
Clint Dempsey scored one of fastest goals in World Cup history and John Brooks scored the game winner on a header in the 86th minute of a 2-1 U.S. victory over Ghana, which had knocked the Americans out of the previous two World Cups
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