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Legal Pot Grows Add New Demand To Northwest Power Grid

Regional power planners say indoor marijuana grow operations in Washington state could need as much electricity over the next two decades equal to what a small Northwest city consumes.

CBS Seattle–09/10/2014

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Police To Citizens: Be Careful What You Tweet

Two recent incidents led the Washington State Patrol to organize the “TweetSmart” campaign

CBS Seattle–08/14/2014

File photo of a firefighter spraying water while fighting a fire near an Indian reservation. (Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

Northwest Thunderstorms Complicate Fire Fights

Triple-digit heat and lightning have made firefighters’ jobs even more difficult across the Northwest, where two dozen large wildfires are already burning.

CBS Seattle–08/12/2014

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Campfires At Washington Campgrounds Banned

Due to the extreme fire danger across nearly all of Washington from hot, dry weather, the state has expanded its ban on outdoor fires.

CBS Seattle–08/11/2014

Randy Loucks, right, of Brewster, Wash., and Rich Pitkethly of Brewster dig through the remains of a home belonging to Loucks mother-in-law following a wildfire on July 20, 2014 in Pateros, Wash. (credit: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Obama: Largest Wildfire In Washington State’s History Can Be Attributed To Climate Change

Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state’s history under control.

07/23/2014

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Obama Says He Doesn’t Watch The News: ‘Whatever They’re Reporting About, Usually I Know’

Fundraising amid a swirl of overseas and border challenges, President Barack Obamaconceded Tuesday that foreign crises are creating anxieties in an American public already worried that a recovering economy is not improving their lives.

07/23/2014

Seattle City Attorney Peter S. Holmes is calling on dozens of residents ticketed for public marijuana use to fight the “improper” tickets issued by a single police officer who reportedly flipped a coin to decide whether or not to write citations in addition to handwriting taunts to Holmes on the tickets themselves.  (credit: NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

WATCH: ‘Drive High, Get A DUI’ Commercials Introduced In Washington

The Washington Traffic Safety Commission has rolled out a few public service announcements aiming to prevent driving under the influence of marijuana.

CBS Seattle–07/21/2014

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Report: Small Uptick In Revenues For Washington

Officials say a trend of slow economic growth is expected to continue in Washington state.

CBS Seattle–06/17/2014

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3 Prison Officers Injured In Walla Walla Attack

Some prison officers were injured while breaking up an early morning attack at the Washington State Penitentiary.

06/14/2014

File photo of crime scene tape left in a field during an investigation. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Missing Utah Man Found Safe In Washington State

Oregon State Police say a man reported missing in Utah by his mother who was worried because he wasn’t taking medications has been located at a relative’s home in Washington state and is safe.

CBS Seattle–06/13/2014

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