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Oregon Immigrants, Activists Celebrate Obama Plan

Tens of thousands of immigrants who lack legal status and live in Oregon could be eligible for protection from deportation and a federal permit to work legally under a plan to be announced by President Barack Obama.

11/20/2014

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Amanda Knox Co-Defendant Raffaele Sollecito Found At Hotel Near Italian Border

FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Police on Friday found Amanda Knox’s ex-boyfriend near Italy’s border with Slovenia and Austria, hours after he and the American student were convicted for a second time in the death of […]

01/31/2014

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Washington May Delay New Marijuana Sales Rules

State officials said Tuesday they want to delay for a few months final rules for selling, growing and processing recreational marijuana in Washington state, after hundreds of people attended public meetings around the state to air their thoughts on the proposed rules.

08/13/2013

New Wash. Legal Pot Law Jeopardizes Prosecutions

Prosecutors and crime lab scientists say a little-noticed provision in Washington’s new law legalizing recreational marijuana has jeopardized their ability to go after any pot crimes at all, and they’re calling for an immediate fix in the Legislature.

04/24/2013

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As Pot Goes Proper, A History Of Weed

The grass is no greener. But, finally, it’s legal — at least somewhere in America. It’s been a long, strange trip for marijuana.

12/06/2012

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Gov Gregoire Meeting With Feds Over Marijuana Law

Washington state Gov. Chris Gregoire will meet with Deputy Attorney General James Cole on Tuesday to discuss the state’s recent passage of a measure to legalize and tax the sale of marijuana for recreational use.

11/12/2012

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History In Washington: Recreational Marijuana Use Legalized

Washington voters made their state the first in the nation to legalize recreational pot use on Tuesday, setting up a showdown with a federal government that backs the drug’s prohibition.

CBS Seattle–11/06/2012

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Experts: Utah Police Likely Had Enough on Powell

Recently released documents show the evidence against Josh Powell was mounting. The blood in the house. The midnight winter camping trip. A generator, gas can, tarps and shovel in his van. Legal experts say it was enough to convict Powell of his wife’s murder — even if prosecutors didn’t have her body as evidence. After all, it’s happened hundreds of times before.

04/09/2012

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Employers Ask Job Seekers for Facebook Passwords

Questions have been raised about the legality of the practice, which is also the focus of proposed legislation in Illinois and Maryland that would forbid public agencies from asking for access to social networks.

03/20/2012

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