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Local Washington judge upholds small city's pot shop ban
A state judge said Friday that a small city can continue to ban state-licensed marijuana businesses, in a case with big implications for Washington's experiment in legal pot.

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Our Labor Day Feast.
we get chicken and squash and our son gets some squash.

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Local Small city's lawsuit could derail state's recreational marijuana law
If the courts won't let Fife ban licensed pot growers, processors or sellers, the city wants the judge to address a second question: Should Washington's entire legal marijuana scheme be thrown out as incompatible with the federal prohibition on pot?

Investigators

KATU Investigators Mom alleges students read erotic literature with school iPads (Video)
A mother in Forest Grove said she made a shocking discovery when she browsed through her daughter's school iPad - issued from Neil Armstrong Middle School - and found erotic literature. It's the same school the On Your Side Investigators revealed was linked to cyberbullying issues after students breached the iPad security system.

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National & World Judge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional (New) Judge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional
Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen clinics from imminent closure.
National & World (New) Iran president calls US sanctions an 'invasion'
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called Western sanctions an "invasion" Saturday after Washington imposed new penalties over the country's contested nuclear program, though he promised negotiations with world powers would go on.

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Sports Stewart returns to racing but questions remain (New) Stewart returns to racing but questions remain (Photo Gallery)
Will he face criminal charges for running over a fellow driver at a sprint-car race in upstate New York? Will the brash racer they call "Smoke" regain the edge that made him a NASCAR superstar, even after conceding he'll be affected the rest of his life by the death of Kevin Ward Jr.?

Travel & Outdoors

Travel & Outdoors 5 of Washington’s most beautiful waterfall hikes (Photo Gallery)
So far, summer in Seattle has brought us lots of hot days and clear skies: The perfect recipe for hiking. Watching (or swimming in) a waterfall is one of the best ways to end a hike, especially when it’s sweltering. Here are five of Washington’s most beautiful waterfall hikes to enjoy this summer.

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Politics Oregon close to triggering 'kicker' rebates Oregon close to triggering 'kicker' rebates
For the third time this year, economists revised their revenue forecast upward, leaving it just $27 million shy of the kicker threshold.

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Technology Ecuador heralds digital currency plans
Ecuador is planning to create the world's first government-issued digital currency, which some analysts believe could be a first step toward abandoning the country's existing currency, the U.S. dollar, which the government cannot control.
Technology Nintendo launching 'amiibo' with 12 characters
Nintendo announced Friday that 12 characters will initially be part of its upcoming toy-game franchise set for release later this year. In addition to the "Pokemon" and "Legend of Zelda" leading men, the starting line-up will include Mario, Princess Peach, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Samus Aran, Kirby, Fox McCloud, Marth, the "Wii Fit" Trainer and the Villager from "Animal Crossing."

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Business

Business (New) Time to ditch rising stocks, or stick with them?
The market has nearly tripled in a little over five years, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index closed above 2,000 for the first time on Tuesday. With each record, the temptation grows to take your winnings and flee.
Business Stock market edges higher in afternoon trading
U.S. financial markets inched higher in light trading Friday afternoon, recouping small losses from earlier in the day. Investors weighed reports that gave a mixed picture of the U.S. economy and better-than-expected company earnings
Business Japan stocks lead Asian declines after weak data
Tokyo stocks led declines in most Asian markets on Friday after Japanese economic data showed that the region's second biggest economy is struggling to recover from a sales tax hike.

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Entertainment Chelsea Clinton quits as NBC News reporter
Chelsea Clinton said Friday she is quitting her job as a reporter at NBC News, citing increased work at the Clinton Foundation and imminent birth of her first child.