By GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press
March 7, 2014 8:03 p.m.
SEATTLE — More drivers tested positive for marijuana in Washington in 2013 — the first full year after the state legalized pot — but officials so far say there's been no obvious, corresponding jump in car accidents.
By Jeff Barnard, Associated Press
March 7, 2014 5:17 p.m.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Gov. John Kitzhaber has announced $5 million in funding, from tax credits and a state loan, to allow Josephine County's last sawmill to reopen and convert to cutting small logs from forest thinning and ecological restoration projects. The governor said Friday the funding helps maintain a healthy timber industry needed to protect forests.
OLYMPIA — Even though there's bipartisan support in the Legislature for the idea that veterans should automatically get in-state tuition at Washington colleges and universities, bills to do just that are stuck because lawmakers can't agree who should get credit for the policy.
By Donna Gordon Blankinship, Associated Press
March 7, 2014 1:34 p.m.
SEATTLE — A gay vice principal who was forced out of his job at Eastside Catholic School plans to file a discrimination and wrongful termination lawsuit against the school and church on Friday. Lawyers for the church and school plan to respond immediately with a motion arguing King County Superior Court does not have jurisdiction to hear the case without violating the First Amendment.