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DEA Raids In Seattle: Feds Confiscate “Legal” Weed
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The Drug Enforcement Agency hit several marijuana dispensaries in Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, and Gig Harbor today, saying only that the companies were operating under state laws but not federal ones. Employees of the dispensaries–which handle plants as well as the …

Molly Conley Shooting Suspect Arrested

Police have arrested a suspect in the shooting of Molly Conley, the 15-year-old Lake Seattle, Washington girl who was shot and killed back in March. Conley was shot in the neck during what appears to have been a random drive-by …

Breaking Bad Fan Tries to Dissolve Body in Acid in Grisly Instance of Life Possibly Imitating Art

In a story of life imitating art that Oscar Wilde could be proud of (or probably cringe at, more likely), it appears that someone may have taken cues from AMC’s hit show Breaking Bad when he attempted to dispose of …

Washington: 4.3 Earthquake Hits Near Leavenworth
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A small earthquake hit central Washington on Wednesday evening. The 4.3 magnitude quake hit at around 7:45 pm local time. It was centered around 16 miles from Leavenworth, Washington – 117 miles from the state capital of Olympia. Though the …

I-5 Bridge Collapses in Washington State, Three Cars Plunge Into River

A bridge crossing the Skagit River in Northwest Washington State collapsed on Thursday, sending three vehicles into the river and injuring three people. According to a report from Seattle’s local Fox affiliate, a bridge along I-5 about 60 miles north …

High School ‘Hotness Tournament’ Stirs Up Controversy In Washington
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Ah, high school, rife with awkward growth, social situations, and trying to just make it to college so you can party somewhere other than a field or at a parent’s house. A high school in Issaquah, Washington has taken the …

Redskins Name Change Won’t Come Anytime Soon
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The Washington Redskins are at battle again over whether the team name should be changed, but it doesn’t look like a resolution will come anytime soon. Washington Councilman David Grosso says the time has come to make a decision regarding …

U.S.-Canada Border Shooting Suspect Arrested

The U.S. border with Canada is generally more peaceful than the U.S. border with Mexico, but an incident this week shows that the northern border is also used for drug smuggling. A drug bust that took place this week in …

Google Maps Gets More Live Transit Info In Certain Areas Google Maps Gets More Live Transit Info In Certain Areas

Google has added live transit information to more cities on Google maps. Users can now access live departure times for seven lines on the New York City subway system (MTA) and buses and trams in the greater Salt Lake City …

Pelosi Chief of Staff Announced to be Nadeam Elshami
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Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi today named Nadeam Elshami as her new chief of staff. Her former chief of staff, John Lawrence, has stepped down after eight years in the position. “On behalf of my colleagues, I want to thank …

Seattle Gets Fiber Internet Thanks To Gigabit Squared Seattle Gets Fiber Internet Thanks To Gigabit Squared

Before there was Google Fiber, the city of Chattanooga, TN offered gigabit Internet by building out its own fiber infrastructure. Now that Google Fiber is here, however, other cities are beginning to adopt their own fiber Internet services to combat …

Google Releases Marvelous 3D Imagery For More Cities Google Releases Marvelous 3D Imagery For More Cities
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Google has expanded its coverage of 3D Google Earth imagery to include Denver and Seattle. Google announced the imagery, to make its maps more appealing, back in June. The imagery, first available on Android, made its way to iOS a …

Jeff Bezos Gives $2.5 Million To Back Same-Sex Marriage In Washington Jeff Bezos Gives $2.5 Million To Back Same-Sex Marriage In Washington
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In February, the Washington State legislature passed a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in the state. That bill had the backing of the Democratic Governor, Christine Gregoire. But opponents of same sex marriage garnered enough signatures to put it on …

LivingSocial Gets Outrageous $23 Million Tax Break LivingSocial Gets Outrageous $23 Million Tax Break

LivingSocial has been doing very well for itself. In fact, it is time for the daily deals provider to expand its operations, and they contemplated moving headquarters outside its current Washington, D.C. home. Fortunately, the D.C. City Council and many …

Drone Mistaken for UFO in Washington, D.C. Causes Panic
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A drone mistaken for a UFO in Washington, D.C. caused a lot of area residents to freak out, prompting several concerned individuals to place calls to 911. What folks witnessed, of course, was an experimental unmanned aircraft being transported on …

Kwame Brown Charged with Violating Campaign Finance Laws Kwame Brown Charged with Violating Campaign Finance Laws
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Kwame Brown, the D.C. Council Chairman who was recently charged with one felony count of bank fraud, now has another allegation to add to his resume. According to the Examiner, Brown was charged with aiding and abetting an unlawful campaign …

Bruins Fans Flood Twitter With Racist Remarks Bruins Fans Flood Twitter With Racist Remarks
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Hockey has a lot of great traditions like the handshake after a hard fought playoff series. Unfortunately another of hockey’s traditions is also racism. Several times in the past have racist remarks by players and fans, marred an otherwise awesome …

Google, Facebook Q1 Lobbying Report Google, Facebook Q1 Lobbying Report

According to the U.S. Senate’s lobbying database, Facebook and Google have hit all-time highs regarding the amount of funds they have committed to lobbying efforts in Washington, D.C., for the first quarter of 2012. With Facebook possibly readying its IPO …

BlackBerry Still U.S. Government’s First Choice BlackBerry Still U.S. Government’s First Choice
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Politicians and their aides will have to wait a little while longer to blend in with the cool kids. Even though several high profile clients have dropped BlackBerry as the company-issue phone, the U.S. government has pledged to hold on …

Pierre Garcon Goes to Redskins in NFL Free-agency

The Colts will be losing another offensive weapon to free agency this year. Of course, the big news in the NFL has been Peyton Manning’s release from Indianapolis a week ago. But the traditionally pass-happy Colts will say goodbye to …

2012 NIT Tournament Bracket Features Strong Teams
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Winning the regular season of a power conference isn’t enough to get you into a tournament these days, as Washington is on the outside looking in, despite being Pac-12 champions. Instead, they’re the #1 seed of a NIT bracket that …