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  • Prosecutors seek new judge in Carnation killings 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 12:32 pm
  • SEATTLE - King County prosecutors are seeking a new trial judge in the death penalty cases against two people accused of killing a family of six in Carnation in 2007.

  • Sutton Foster and Jeanine Tesori bond backstage 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 9:17 am
  • NEW YORK - There were two visitors to Sutton Foster's Broadway dressing room the other day.

  • High winds uproot, damage 14 trees in Tacoma park 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 10:19 pm
  • TACOMA, Washington - High winds damaged or uprooted at least 14 trees Thursday night in Point Defiance Park in Tacoma.

  • Colorado advances edible marijuana restrictions 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:50 pm
  • DENVER - A Colorado proposal to widen a ban on certain types of edible marijuana advanced Thursday in the state House amid concerns that it could be too broad.

  • Police: Student ate more pot than recommended 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 8:10 pm
  • DENVER - A Wyoming college student who jumped to his death at a Denver hotel had eaten more of a marijuana cookie than was recommended by a seller, police records show - a finding that comes amid increased concern about the strength of popular pot edibles after Colorado became the first state to legalize recreational marijuana.

  • Vermont Senate hears challenge of opiate treatment 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 7:55 pm
  • MONTPELIER, Vermont - An estimated 50,000 people in Vermont need treatment for addiction problems every year and don't get it, and efforts to expand treatment options for people addicted to heroin and other opiates are expected to increase pressure on the treatment system, the head of an addiction-treatment center told a state Senate committee Thursday.

  • Illinois medical marijuana rules drop gun language 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:43 pm
  • CHICAGO - Illinois regulators finalizing the state's conditions for medical marijuana have removed a proposed rule that would have barred legal gun owners from becoming cannabis-using patients, a person close to the process told The Associated Press.

  • Miss. legalizing marijuana extract as medicine 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:25 pm
  • JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a bill to legalize a marijuana extract to be used as medicine under tightly controlled circumstances.

  • NH Senate refuses to consider marijuana bill 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 1:55 pm
  • CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire's Senate has refused to consider a House bill that would have decriminalized possession of up to an ounce of marijuana.

  • Port Angeles pot grower would rather make movies 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 1:44 pm
  • PORT ANGELES, Washington - Filmmaker Ryan Herring is growing pot in an effort to boost his production company.

  • Neighbors oppose planned pot farm near Tenino 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 1:35 pm
  • OLYMPIA, Washington - Green is everywhere in the Skookumchuck Valley, from the lush pastures grazed by cattle and horses to the forested hills that surround the rural community of mostly hobby farms just outside of Tenino.

  • Flowers blooming for Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:33 pm
  • MOUNT VERNON, Washington - Most flower fields near Mount Vernon will be in full bloom this weekend as the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival continues through the month of April.

  • Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:14 am
  • St. Cloud Times, April 16

  • Judge orders Maricopa County to pay attorney fees 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:08 am
  • PHOENIX - A judge is ordering Maricopa County to pay $190,000 for attorney fees incurred by a Sun City medical dispensary operator which successfully challenged the county's refusal to provide zoning clearance for the facility.

  • Alaska pot supporters make deal with opponents 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 9:20 pm
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The group behind a ballot measure to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Alaska said Wednesday it would gladly contribute funds to their opponents - if they prove pot is more dangerous than alcohol.

  • House panel hears bill to legalize marijuana 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:05 pm
  • PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A House panel is considering several marijuana bills, including one to legalize the drug and regulate and tax it like alcohol.

  • Big Colorado pot business bans drug use at work 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:52 pm
  • DENVER - Workers for one of Colorado's biggest marijuana businesses learned Wednesday they can be fired for smoking pot on the job or using cocaine any time.

  • Walker signs bill legalizing pot byproduct 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:02 pm
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - Republican Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that legalizes the use of a marijuana byproduct to help treat children's seizures.

  • Judge hears arguments over 2011 marijuana law 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:24 pm
  • HELENA, Montana - The medical marijuana industry continues its efforts to overturn restrictions in a 2011 law that sought to rein in the number of providers and users in Montana.

  • Freeze leaves Florida Panhandle with dead trees 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:16 pm
  • PENSACOLA, Florida - From airports to hotels to schools and churches, non-native palm and fruit trees are a popular and costly part of landscaping throughout Florida's Panhandle. Nowadays those trees are mostly brown and withering because of the region's unusually cold winter.

  • Parts of recreational trail closed after storms 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 8:54 am
  • BIG RAPIDS, Michigan - The state says parts of Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State Park in western Michigan are closed due to unsafe conditions following storms and flooding.

  • Officials: Save Monarch butterfly, plant milkweed 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:05 am
  • SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois officials are asking residents to help increase Monarch butterfly populations by planting and preserving milkweed.

  • Colorado moves to shut down 4 raided pot shops 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:35 pm
  • DENVER - State regulators want to shut down four Colorado medical marijuana businesses that were among the targets of federal raids last year.

  • Excerpts from recent Indiana newspaper editorials 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 5:53 pm
  • The Journal Gazette. April 15, 2014.

  • Texas Crop Report 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:12 pm
  • COLLEGE STATION, Texas - The following reports were compiled by AgriLife Extension Service for the week of April 15: