Volunteers at Guide Puppies of Seattle form a close-knit pack of their own as they train future guide dogs

FRIENDS ARE GOOD. Even better: friends with puppies. The volunteers at Guide Puppies of Seattle go a step further: friends who help each other raise future guide dogs. At a recent meeting in Phinney Ridge, a couple dozen “puppy-raisers” chatted while their energetic but obedient (and adorable) furry charges greeted each other with tails wagging. […]

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B.C. bans logging in sensitive border area after urging from Seattle mayor

VANCOUVER – The British Columbia government has banned logging in an ecologically sensitive area along the United States border after Seattle’s mayor and environmental groups called for protection of the watershed. Forests Minister Doug Donaldson announced Wednesday that B.C. will no longer award timber licences in a 5,800-hectare plot called the Silverdaisy or “doughnut hole” […]

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Washington state sets up new hemp rules

Hemp, the hot crop approved in the 2018 Farm Bill, is finally getting more established as states set up their rules for the crop. Recently, the Washington State Department of Agriculture announced it had finalized its regulatory plan for hemp production. The new rules establish new license fees and requirements for applications, THC testing and […]

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Washington state Democrat announces retirement

House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Denny HeckDennis (Denny) Lynn HeckExclusive: Guccifer 2.0 hacked memos expand on Pennsylvania House races Heck enjoys second political wind Incoming lawmaker feeling a bit overwhelmed MORE (D-Wash.) announced his retirement on Wednesday.  “Today, I announce my retirement from a career in public service that began over forty years ago,” he […]

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