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Washington Mudslide Kills Three, Fears Of Flood

At about 10:50 am on Saturday, residents near the Stillaguamish River in Arlington, Wash. were caught in a vicious mudslide. Local authorities claim that it was likely brought on by heavy rains from last month. The terrifying incident took place just forty miles north of Seattle and resulted in the destruction of several homes. Snohomish County officials said in a …

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Wanapum Dam: Huge Crack Causes Concern

Authorities have discovered a crack at the base of the Wanapum dam in Washington State. Measuring 65 feet (or 20 meters) long and two inches (or five centimeters) wide, the crack is found specifically in the spillway of the hydroelectric power plant, which is located on the Columbia River. Officials started decreasing the dam’s water level by 20 feet to …

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Gov. Jay Inslee Halts Death Penalty In Washington

Washington governor Jay Inslee announced Tuesday that while he’s in office, he will be suspending the use of the death penalty. “There have been too many doubts raised about capital punishment,” Inslee said during a press conference. “There are too many flaws in this system.” Inslee hopes that his bringing capital punishment to a halt will allow the state to …

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Marijuana Superbowl: It Really Could Happen

With the Denver Broncos beating the New England Patriots 26-16, and making their way to this year’s Superbowl, some are hoping the team faces the Seattle Seahawks. And why? Because if the two teams meet, the game will be known as the Marijuana Superbowl, since Colorado and Washington have become the first two states to legalize recreational marijuana use. Some …

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Marijuana Legalization: What About Hash?

The legalization of marijuana in the state of Washington has raised a new, related issue: What about hash? The concentrated marijuana extract, considered by some to be the “cognac” of the pot world, is specifically precluded by the law approved by voters last fall. But there’s a loophole. While pure hash oil is verboten, hash “infused” products are fair game. …

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Seattle To Get Gigabit Internet For $80 A Month

Google Fiber is still something that most of America is waiting for as incumbent ISPs are kicking and dragging their feet into the world of faster wired broadband. There are exceptions, however, and Gigabit Squared is bringing one of those exceptions to Seattle. You may recall last year that Gigabit Squared and the University of Washington joined forces to bring …

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Family Of 4 Killed In Car Crash Over The Weekend

It’s always sad to see a family of 4 killed, but that’s unfortunately what happened over the weekend in Washington state. The AP reports that a family of 4 was killed when their SUV crashed into an irrigation canal near George, Washington. The coroner reports that those killed were 33-year-old Dioselina Buenrostro, 35-year-old Gabriel Ochoa, 4-year-old Yesenia “Jessie” Ochoa, and …

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Pot-Eating Pigs End Up Fat And Delicious

Pot-eating pigs are the reality for some pork farmers in Washington state after the state legalized marijuana use late last year. You’re not going to get high from these porcine, but these pot-eating pigs are apparently delicious. Reuters reports that Susannah Gross, a farmer outside of Seattle, has been feeding her pigs the leftovers of the marijuana plant. It’s an …

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Microsoft Supports Marriage Equality

Microsoft is joining the fight for marriage equality. Yesterday, Microsoft posted a lengthy blog post on their support for marriage equality and the reasons they do. The company says that it prides itself on their products and services, but their greatest asset has always been their employees. To be successful, it’s critical that we have a workforce that is as …

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