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Associated Press
Legal marijuana sales begin today in Washington
Who’s Next? Pot changes won’t stop with Washington

Oil train records show what Oregon tried to hide
BNSF reports drop in oil train shipments in Washington
eFoodhandlers certificates worthless in Washington
UW study: Gun victims more likely to be shot again
4 in 10 U.S. homes are cellphone only, skip landline

Ballard News Tribune
Liquor Control Board Issues First Marijuana Retailer Licenses

Bellingham Business Journal
Pot retailers scramble to open by Tuesday morning

Bothell Reporter
Ecology Youth Corps picking up litter statewide
State Superintendent of Public Instruction focuses on improvement | Cornfield

Central Kitsap Reporter
Op-Ed: It’s time to give college graduates a future free of debt

Columbian
BNSF reports drop in Wash. oil train shipments
Blog: New FCC rule allows you to track the money behind political ads

The Daily News
At least one local store among Washington’s retail marijuana pioneers

Everett Herald (subscription required)
BNSF reports more oil trains traveling through Snohomish County
Editorial: Pot genie is out of the bottle

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
A look at legal pot as Washington stores prepare
Washington poised to start legal marijuana sales

News Tribune (subscription required)
Marijuana sales begin throughout state
Tacoma pot: Don’t look for marijuana on sale Tuesday when state allows first legal retail sales
Three South Sound stores among first to get marijuana licenses

Olympian
(subscription required)
First pot retailer set to open in Thurston County

Peninsula Daily News
“We’re talking stoners here”: Our state’s marijuana era begins today (but not on Peninsula)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Entrepreneur plans to sue Liquor Control Board on the first day of legal pot sales
In marijuana-friendly Seattle, why is only one pot shop opening tomorrow?
Help is on the way: Feds grant Washington $6.3M for new medical residents

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Few looking for a free ride on light rail, RapidRide
Seattle City Council repeals rules for ride services
Few pot stores ready for business on opening day
Is preschool effective? Some good signs for incoming class of 2028
Chart: Here are the default rates for every college in the state
Blog: State marijuana stores will disappoint. But that’s a good thing.
Guest Opinion: Why Poulsbo is banning marijuana stores, gardens

Seattle Weekly
Here Are The State’s First Licensed Pot Stores
City Council Officially Repeals Cap On Rideshares

Skagit Valley Herald
State launches small farms intern program
Skagit’s pot retailers aren’t ready to roll
Transportation benefit district in the works

Spokesman Review
One Spokane marijuana store set to open today
Editorial: Stay at Work a bright spot in workers’ compensation program

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Fed’s education mandates hurt state students

Yakima Herald Republic
Editorial: State’s pot legalization still a work in progress

BROADCAST

KING 5 TV (NBC)
Medical pot business warns “pay attention to security”
Transgender community celebrates letter sent to insurers
AG sues over invalid food handler permits

KIRO 7 TV (CBS)
Crowds already forming for legal marijuana

KOMO 4 TV (ABC)
Lines form as legal marijuana sales start in Wash. state

KPLU FM
In Wash. state, would-be customers eagerly await pot store openings
Feds warn states of possible highway cash holdback

KUOW FM
Stores before the pot: Why the rush to license Washington marijuana retailers?
State sends smoke signals with pot PSAs
Washington prisons will no longer punish inmates for ‘self-harm’

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Washington pot shops roll out welcome mat for new users
Seattle study: Gun violence begets gun violence

Q13 TV (FOX)
WATCH: Lines form at pot stores across Washington
Bellingham pot store cashes in on big day

Capitol Record (TVW)
First 24 marijuana licenses issued by state officials
On TVW this week: Discussion about rules for ‘unstable slopes’ in wake of Oso mudslide

WEB

Crosscut
Seattle’s innovations: Why can’t we get more satisfaction from our success?
The Daily Troll: Tech jobs: We’re No. 2! Court takes up Ballmer’s NBA purchase. Starting flag about to fall for pot sales.

HDC Advance
Reapply, reapply and reapply!
Skin cancer on the rise in Washington

Horsesass.org
Washington State’s Highly Regressive Tax Structure in a Nutshell

Publicola
PubliPola: Should we keep building the tunnel?
Monday Jolt: Madison Market and PCC

Seattle P.I.
City Council axes ordinance that capped UberX and Lyft drivers
History: First customers show; meet your 25 Washington marijuana retailers

Slog
These Are the First 24 Stores Where You Can Buy Legal Pot
Washington’s First Legal Pot Shop Opens in Bellingham at 8:00 am
So Where Do I Smoke All This Legal Pot Again?
Seattle City Council Repeals Its Ordinance Regulating Rideshare Companies Like UberX and Lyft

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