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Weed Vending Machines Have Hit the U.S.

These high-tech dispensers are way more conservative than you might expect.

Photo by Dr. Brainfish via Flickr

This month, Washington state’s legalization of recreational marijuana seemingly reached its logical conclusion with the installation of the state’s first weed vending machine in Seattle.

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Washington State Will Let Residents Register to Vote Via Facebook

This year, doing your civic duty in the Evergreen State could be as easy as wasting time with Farmville.

Washingtonians have one less reason not to register to vote in this year’s upcoming elections.

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The Debt Debacle: A Phony Solution to a Phony Crisis

How the debate over the debt crisis prevented Washington from actually solving it

If the news from Washington has been making you anxious, rest easy: The economy won’t collapse—at least not today—because policymakers have come to an agreement. And the crisis was fake, anyway.

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Cascadia: The West Coast Fault Line That Is "Nine Months Pregnant"

The fault zone that produced the largest known earthquake in the Lower 48 is "nine months pregnant and overdue." This time line illustrates it.

Ever since the massive 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck Japan, I've been thinking a lot about my friends in Oregon. Why? Because the impending "Big One" that Californians are nervous about is actually a lot more likely to occur off the coast of Oregon—and would be an even "Bigger One" there.

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Former D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty Is an Education Reformer for Hire

Fenty is jumping into the public speaking circuit as an "national leader in the area of urban education reform."

Washington, D.C. voters may have given former mayor Adrian Fenty the boot over his support of schools chancellor Michelle Rhee, but now he's available for hire on the public speaking circuit as a "national leader in the area of urban education reform"

Fenty's being represented by Manhattan-based speakers bureau Greater Talent Network. According to his bio, Fenty

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Verizon Asks Permission to Stop Delivering Phone Books

Two more states and the District are close to abandoning the unnecessary, wasteful paper phone book.


Good news: Two more states are close to abandoning the unrequested phone book.

Verizon, the largest provider of landline phones in the Washington region, is asking state regulators for permission to stop delivering the residential white pages in Virginia and Maryland.

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