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Posts published in “Day: July 13, 2014”

In the Briefings

holmes at store
Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes joined other major I-502 sponsors at noon Tuesday at the opening of Cannabis City, the first of Seattle’s allotted 21 retail marijuana stores to open. Holmes became the fourth person to make a purchase at Cannabis City – two packages of two grams each of “OG Pearl.”
“Just over three years ago I stood with Alison Holcomb in Seattle’s Central Public Library to announce the launch of what became Initiative 502, to legalize, regulate and tax marijuana for adult recreational use,” Holmes said. “Now I’m honored to stand with Alison again at the opening of the very first I-502 store in Seattle, Cannabis City.” Holcomb was the architect of the I-502 campaign while Holmes was a prime sponsor. (Photo/Office of the Seattle City Attorney)


Summer has finally arrived, in some force, with hotter temperatures than up to now – and hotter in most places than normal for this point in July. With the outbreak of mid-sized wildfires around the region, there's some concern growing about fire risk and about water supplies.

The big Washington story was, of course, the opening of several state-legalized pot shops; Oregon and Idaho saw less dominant stories in the week after Independence Day.

On the front pages


Here’s what public affairs news made the front page of newspapers in the Northwest today, excluding local crime, features and sports stories. (Newspaper names contracted with location)

Speaker Bedke may be challenged this year (Boise Statesman, IF Post Register, Lewiston Tribune)
Lewiston cops write most speeding tickets in area (Lewiston Tribune)
Low prices for potatoes this season (Pocatello Journal)
Panhandle mental health options few (Sandpoint Bee)
Burley airport falling short of standards (TF Times News)
Police find new ways to work with mentally ill (TF Times News)
Fish & Game Commission opposing White Clouds monument (TF Times News)

Drought moving wild horses to private land (KF Herald & News)
Medford councilor Karen Blair dies (Medford Tribune)
Recent Jackson Co marriage license 12% same-sex (Medford Tribune)
Many abandoned homes taken over by squatters (Portland Oregonian)
New Salem school superintendent settles in (Salem Statesman Journal)

Bremerton emergency levy on ballot yet again (Bremerton Sun)
Sockeye coming back to Skokomish River (Bremerton Sun)
Two towns seek to treat waste water (Everett Herald)
Entiat fire burns more than 20,000 acres (Seattle Times)
Studying Airbus and its moves on Boeing (Seattle Times)
A look at the 5th US House race (Spokane Spokesman)
A look at the 10th US House primary (Tacoma News Tribune)
Clark County affirms - no pot production (Vancouver Columbian)
Grays Harbor considers oil train shipping (Vancouver Columbian)
A look at the 4th US House contest (Yakima Herald Republic)
DEA looks at medical pot users with guns (Yakima Herald Republic)