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Cale Holdsworth, in town from Kansas to visit family, celebrates after purchasing two grams of marijuana strain "OG's Pearl" for $26.50 at Top Shelf Cannabis, a retail marijuana store, on July 8, 2014 in Bellingham, Washington. Top Shelf Cannabis was the first retail marijuana store to open today in Washington state, nearly a year and a half after the state's voters chose to legalize marijuana.  (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)

Pot Shop Customers Cheer First Legal Sale

Cale Holdsworth strode to the register at Top Shelf Cannabis after inspecting and sniffing a glass jar filled with marijuana and said: “I’ll take two grams”

CBS Seattle–07/08/2014

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List Of Pot Store Locations In Washington State

The state Liquor Control Board issued Washington’s first 24 retail marijuana licenses Monday

CBS Seattle–07/08/2014

(Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)

Legal Marijuana Goes On Sale In Washington

People began purchasing marijuana at 8 a.m. at Bellingham’s Top Shelf Cannabis

CBS Seattle–07/08/2014

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Bellingham Man Killed Self With Pipe Bomb

The Whatcom County medical examiner says a man found dead Tuesday after a seven-hour police standoff in Bellingham was fatally injured by an accidental pipe bomb explosion.

CBS Seattle–06/13/2014

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Bellingham Driver Plows Truck Into 4 People, Kills 1

The 27-year-old driver veered onto a sidewalk, hitting pedestrians, before driving into a chained-off parking lot

CBS Seattle–05/27/2014

Martin Nickerson Jr. has sued Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, Attorney General Bob Ferguson and state tax chief Carol Nelson in federal court, arguing that he cannot be taxed on the state and local levels because he’s already being federally prosecuted, Courthouse News Service reports. His attorneys argue that he is unable to defend himself from state tax charges because he would be forced to waive his Fifth Amendment rights by responding to the local tax charges. (credit: Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)

Lawsuit: State Can’t Tax Marijuana Because Pot Is Illegal On Federal Level

Washington State should be barred from collecting thousands of dollars in state and local marijuana taxes from an authorized marijuana dispensary and its owner because there are already pending federal charges, a lawsuit filed in federal court claims.

05/12/2014

File photo of a cop car with its lights on. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

WWU President Dismayed By Weekend Melee Off-Campus

Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard acknowledged Monday that the school is facing challenges when it comes to student drug and alcohol use, but he says an off-campus melee that erupted Saturday is counter to the university’s culture.

CBS Seattle–10/14/2013

File photo of a police cruiser flashing its lights. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Wash. Police: College Revelers Clash With Officers

Hundreds of college-age revelers in Washington state — thwarted in efforts to continue a large party — threw projectiles at police who responded with pepper spray to disperse them, officials said.

10/13/2013

File photo of students taking a test. (Photo by FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images)

Bellingham Educator Named Wash. Teacher Of Year

A middle school teacher from Bellingham, who works with students just learning to speak and read English, is the 2014 teacher of the year in Washington state.

CBS Seattle–09/24/2013

File image of message in a bottle (Photo  by Graeme Robertson/Getty Images)

British Columbia Beachcomber Finds 107-Year-Old Message In Bottle

A man combing a beach south of Tofino last week discovered a glass bottle with a crusted cap containing what turned out to be a message from 107 years ago.

CBS Seattle–09/17/2013

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