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Columbia Circut Rodeo Action Returns to the Sundome — Dave’s Diary

Hello, Rodeo!  Welcome home!  Following a 15-year absence, the top rodeo in the Northwest, the Columbia River Circuit Finals Rodeo, is set for Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7-8, at the Yakima Valley SunDome.

The PRCA-san

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Woman in Oregon Ebola Free

Oregon health officials say a woman who visited West Africa and was hospitalized in Oregon with a fever does not have Ebola.

The Centers for Disease Control has advised officials at Providence Milwaukie Hospital that no further testing is required

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First Retail Marijuana Stores Open In Washington State
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Attorney Challenges City Pot Ban in Jedi Costume

A Clarkston, Wash., attorney sued the city and four city councilors who voted to prohibit retail marijuana sales within the city limits. And he did it in a Jedi costume.

Rick Laws says the city's ban is unconstitutional

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State Supreme Court to Rule on Charter Schools

The Washington Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments on Tuesday about whether the voter-approved charter school law violates the state constitution.

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Tunnel Delay in Seattle Could Take Several Days

A Washington state Transportation Department official says it could take "several days or a week" for the state to come up with a plan and consult with Indian tribes before archaeologists can begin sifting through a deposit of shells found above the stalled boring machine for a tunnel under downtown Seattle

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Cafeteria Worker Tried to Stop Shooter in School

Authorities investigating a deadly shooting at a Washington state high school say a cafeteria worker attempted to stop the gunman.

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Man Arrested for Shooting at Police Station, Other Targets

A 43-year-old Granite Falls man accused of shooting at police stations and other targets in three Snohomish County towns last week is now in jail.

The Herald reports that Hans Hansen was booked into Snohomish County Jail on Saturday for investigation of first-degree assault with a weapon and drive-by shooting.

Hansen had been taken to a local hospital wit

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Retired State and Public Employees To Benefit from Luxury Resort

Washington's retired public employees could start receiving dividends from a new luxury resort that has opened on a Tahitian island once owned by Marlon Brando.

KPLU-FM reports that the Washington State Investment Board is a majority owner of the company that owns the resort.

The Brando is a $4,000-per-night resort that ma

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Millions in Grant Money Headed to UW for Language Fellowships

College students interested in some of the less-commonly taught languages will be pleased to hear that the University of Washington has received a $16 million grant that will support about 140 language fellowships

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Council Member in Spokane Owns Pot Farm

Around the time Karen Stratton was appointed to the Spokane City Council, she planted her first marijuana crop.

The Spokesman Review reports that Stratton owns a pot farm with her husband, two family members and an unnamed partner. They spent tens of thousands of dollars on the ope

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