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As Pot Comes Out of Black Market, Regulators Face Scrutiny

DENVER (AP) — States with legal marijuana have an ethics problem.

Not just because they're violating federal drug law. They also have to look out for pot regulators who might have improper dealings with an industry still emerging from the black market...

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Study: Seattle Minimum Wage Hasn’t Cut Jobs

SEATTLE (AP) — A new study says Seattle's $15-an-hour minimum wage law has boosted pay for restaurant workers without costing jobs.

The report, from the University of California at Berkeley, is certain to add to the debate as activists around the country push for increases in local, state and federal minimum wages...

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Vacancy Rate For U.S. Apartments Reaches Highest Rate In 20 Years
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Seattle Landlords Must Give Voter-registration Information

SEATTLE (AP) — Property owners in Seattle will soon be required to provide new tenants with voter-registration information.

The Seattle Times reports the Seattle City Council voted unanimously Monday to approve Councilmember Kshama Sawant's proposal...

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Student Loan Servicer Fights Back as States Eye Protections

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A company that hopes to become the nation's single servicer of student loans under a plan backed by U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is lobbying against licensing efforts in Maine and elsewhere this year...

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Bar Association President Resigns, Criminal Warrant Filed

SPOKANE  (AP) — The president of the Washington State Bar Association resigned a day before a search warrant was filed seeking to charge her with three counts of second-degree theft...

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Revenue Projections for Washington are Slightly Up

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — As lawmakers head toward a third overtime legislative session, they received updated revenue numbers that give them a little bit of help as they struggle to reach agreement on a two-year state budget...

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18-year-old Arrested in Connection to Hate Crime, Assault

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A Washington man accused of threatening his roommates with a knife is facing charges of a hate crime and assault.

The Bellingham Herald reports 18-year-old Andre Marcel Siftsoff was arrested on charges of first-degree assault, third degree malicious mischief, felony harassment and malicious harassment, which is a hate crime...

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Police Policy Back In Front Of City Council On July 11th

It's back. The Yakima city council voted Tuesday to start discussions again about a police policy that would bar officers from asking about a person's immigration status...

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Yakima City Council Holds Off Vote On Car Tab Increase Until July

No car tab increase yet.

The Yakima city council Tuesday decided to hold off a vote on a proposed car tab increase until a public hearing can be held in July...

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Amazon Strikes Again; the Dressing Room in Your House

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is increasingly claiming territory once held exclusively by department stores and it's doing so again, essentially placing a dressing room in your house...

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