Local & Regional

Local Washington judge upholds small city's pot shop ban 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.
Local Small city's lawsuit could derail state's recreational marijuana law 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?
Local Streetcar, van crash on West Burnside Streetcar, van crash on West Burnside
Traffic on West Burnside at the scene is down to one lane in each direction. Police said at about 9 p.m. officers were awaiting for a crane to arrive and lift the street car back onto the tracks, and it will likely be three more hours before the train is cleared.