Colorado, Washington Senators Seek Uniform U.S. Guidelines On Recreational Pot

Colorado, Washington Senators Seek Uniform U.S. Guidelines On Recreational Pot

By Kyung M. Song, The Seattle Times SEATTLE -- Spurred by the recent Interior Department decision to block the use of federal irrigation water to cultivate marijuana, the four U.S ...

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United States Sees Profound Cultural Shift On Marijuana Legalization

United States Sees Profound Cultural Shift On Marijuana Legalization

By Matt Pearce and Maria L. La Ganga, Los Angeles Times More than a third of adults have smoked it -- including the last three presidents. Dozens of songs and movies have been mad ...

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Rain Delays Attempts To Restore Electricity In Fire-Stricken Washington Area

Rain Delays Attempts To Restore Electricity In Fire-Stricken Washington Area

By Joseph O'Sullivan, The Seattle Times SEATTLE -- Lightning strikes that might have fueled the Carlton complex wildfire never materialized Wednesday and Thursday, allowing emerge ...

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Kansas Senator’s Years In Washington Are Both Advantage, Vulnerability

Kansas Senator’s Years In Washington Are Both Advantage, Vulnerability

By Dave Helling, The Kansas City Star KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Sen. Pat Roberts sits in a Lenexa, Kan., fast-food restaurant, spooning ice cream from a cup. It's already been a long da ...

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‘Tornadoes Of Fire’ Leave Small Washington Town Reeling

‘Tornadoes Of Fire’ Leave Small Washington Town Reeling

By Maria L. La Ganga, Los Angeles Times PATEROS, Wash. -- Smoke hung like a cataract obscuring the pale-blue sky. It was hard to breathe Monday, hard to see, hard to envision a wo ...

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Northwest Fires Burn Almost 1 Million Acres, Dozens Of Homes

Northwest Fires Burn Almost 1 Million Acres, Dozens Of Homes

By Maria L. La Ganga and Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times An eruption of lightning-sparked wildfires across the northwestern United States over the last two weeks has scorched almos ...

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Firefighters Face New Lightning Storms In Northwest

Firefighters Face New Lightning Storms In Northwest

By Maria La Ganga and Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times SEATTLE -- An eruption of lightning-sparked wildfires across the northwestern United States over the last two weeks has scorch ...

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Did Federal Shutdown Really Cause July Baby Boom In D.C.?

Did Federal Shutdown Really Cause July Baby Boom In D.C.?

By John Moritz, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- For years, the weather has been blamed when there are alleged cabin fever-induced spikes in births. Now, some in the Wash ...

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Fires Intensify As Hundreds Flee 21 Blazes In Washington And Oregon

Fires Intensify As Hundreds Flee 21 Blazes In Washington And Oregon

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times The dry Northwest continued to battle an outbreak of 21 wildfires in Washington and Oregon where lightning strikes and arid tinder have conspi ...

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Weekend Reader: ‘Good Catholics: The Battle over Abortion in the Catholic Church’

Weekend Reader: ‘Good Catholics: The Battle over Abortion in the Catholic Church’

Today the Weekend Reader brings you Good Catholics: The Battle Over Abortion in the Catholic Church by the former editor of Conscience magazine, Patricia Miller. Good Catholics ex ...

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