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Taxes on Washington's legal pot sales top $70 million

SEATTLE — Washington launched its second-in-the-nation legal marijuana market with just a handful of stores selling high-priced pot to long lines of customers. A year later, the state has about 160 shops open, tax revenues have soared past expectations and sales top $1.4 million per day.

Social media standoff breaks legal ground

HOUSTON — A Texas man used social media to promote his gun store, posting politically charged messages that criticized the president and promoted Second Amendment rights.

Fire crews attacking blazes in all parts of state

With high temperatures and bone-dry conditions persisting across the state, fire crews from as far west as the Olympic National Park and as far east as the Colville National Forest and Asotin County are battling wildfires.

Local Elks, Rotary find ways to rebuild their membership

Service clubs and fraternal organizations face a number of challenges in staying viable, national data shows.

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Panorama - Gentlemen of the trail

It was a six-day ride from Spokane to Walla Walla over portions of the old Mullan Trail, with three pack mules carrying some 7,000 pieces of mail in six locked pouches.

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Hiring, repairs underway as jail transitions to County

As Walla Walla County’s jail undergoes its first change in management authority since Washington state’s territorial days, officials are hiring staff and checking off items on a long list of repair and maintenance needs.

Groups offer competing solutions to area homelessness

Two factions in Walla Walla believe they have answers for the local homeless situation.

Community helping hands need help

Kiwanians here and elsewhere gather in diminishing numbers these days, as is the case with other fraternal service organizations nationwide.

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Walla Walla's booming food truck scene accelerates

Hitched not only to the national food-truck trend, Walla Walla’s convoy of mobile vendors is growing one trailer at a time.

Heat pushes wheat to an early harvest

Dry, hot conditions have sparked an early start to this year’s harvests of winter wheat and peas.