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May 7, 2014 at 10:16 AM

Pot lottery loser buys winning location

The wheeling and dealing has started for lottery-winning pot store locations. Seattle-based C & C Shop, which struck out in the recent lottery, announced Tuesday it bought Bremerton’s Better Buds, a lottery winner. “We placed another bet on this new industry’s future,” said Pete O’Neil, spokesman for C & C, which applied for stores in Bremerton, Lynnwood…


Comments | More in Government | Topics: Initiative 502, marijuana, pot lottery

May 4, 2014 at 1:48 PM

55-year-old cat burglar nabbed in Seattle

Seattle police arrested a suspected burglar Sunday morning after the 55-year-old man climbed down from the third story of an apartment in the Maple Leaf neighborhood. Just before dawn, a resident of the apartments in the 1900 block of Northeast 85th Street called 911 to report a man climbing up her balcony to the third floor apartment…


Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Burglary, Mape Leaf, Seattle Police

May 4, 2014 at 9:43 AM

Suspect arrested in University District robbery

Seattle police arrested a man Saturday night for attempted robbery, after he reportedly assaulted a victim in a University District alley with a pair of handcuffs. At around 11 p.m., according to police,  the victim said he was confronted by a man he knew in an alley in the 4300 block of University Way Northeast. The suspect told the victim…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: robbery, Seattle Police, University District

May 2, 2014 at 9:14 AM

Sodo, Ballard get cluster of winners in Seattle pot lottery

[do action=”custom_iframe” url=”” width=”630″ height=”500″ scrolling=””/] Map: Represented are the locations of pot-store lottery winners in Washington as well as potential pot-store locations in communities that did not have enough applicants to warrant a lottery. (Map by Matt Kreamer / Evan Bush) The first marijuana stores to open in Seattle are likely to be in Sodo, Ballard…


Comments | More in General news, Government | Topics: Initiative 502, liquor control board, marijuana

April 15, 2014 at 8:51 AM

Pot vending machines may be allowed in new stores

The ZaZZZ machine in Avon, Colorado is the first public, automated vending machine that dispenses marijuana for patients. The machine uses biometrics to verify customers. (Photo by EPA/American Green) Pot vending machines may be coming to Washington’s pot stores. They’re apparently rolling into Colorado, or at least into one Colorado shop. The Denver Post reported that an…


Comments | More in Government, Health | Topics: Initiative 502, liquor control board, marijuana

March 29, 2014 at 3:46 PM

Man on capsized boat rescued near Vashon Island

The Coast Guard rescued a man after his 14-foot sailing skiff capsized near Vashon Island Saturday morning. The man, reportedly wearing a wet suit and a lifejacket, was taken to Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal where he was met by medics. There were no reports of injuries. “His preparedness may have been the difference between a successful rescue and an unsuccessful rescue,” said a Coast…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: Coast Guard, fauntleroy, rescue

March 29, 2014 at 11:57 AM

Arrest made in fire that killed Bremerton man

A Bremerton woman was arrested Friday on suspicion of arson and murder. The 45-year-old woman is in Kitsap County Jail for her alleged role in starting a fire last month that killed a 37-year-old man and engulfed an East Bremerton house. The suspect and victim were involved in a long-term relationship and were guests at the house, according…


Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: arson, Bremerton, fatal fire

March 19, 2014 at 4:31 PM

Bellevue to consider ban on legal pot businesses

Bellevue, where 59 percent of the electorate voted for Initiative 502, is considering banning recreational pot businesses in light of state Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s advisory opinion that cities and counties can block the new legal industry. Bellevue’s City Council had already debated legal pot businesses last year and decided to move ahead with “emergency interim”…


Comments | More in General news, Government | Topics: Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Bellevue, I-502

March 13, 2014 at 7:19 AM

Legislature down to the wire on medical marijuana fixes

It’s unclear what will happen to medical marijuana as the state Legislature heads into Thursday, its last scheduled day of this session. The Senate passed Saturday sweeping new rules for the largely unregulated medical system to reconcile it with the state’s new recreational pot system. Sponsored by Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center,  the bill passed with…


Comments | More in Government, Health | Topics: Initiative 502, medical marijuana

March 5, 2014 at 2:49 PM

State’s first licensed pot grower faced complaints from employees

Washington’s first legal pot grower was introduced by state officials Wednesday as an entrepreneur who followed the rules and outhustled other applicants to the finish line. Sean Green, 32, now runs medical-marijuana dispensaries in Spokane and Shoreline. He plans to open a 21,000-square-foot growing and processing facility in Spokane. Officials at the state Liquor Control Board (LCB)…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: legal marijuana, liquor control board

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