King County http://nwpr.org en Feds Working To Address Pot Banking Snag http://nwpr.org/post/feds-working-address-pot-banking-snag <p></p><p>A federal law enforcement official says the government is working to address a ban on banks taking on marijuana businesses as clients. As it stands, when pot stores come to Washington they won’t be able to deposit their money in a bank or accept credit cards. That’s because the pot business, still illegal under federal law, is off limits to federally regulated banks. King County Sheriff John Urquhart told a U-S Senate committee Tuesday that businesses that deal only in cash present problems for police.</p><p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 14:23:45 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 33982 at http://nwpr.org Even With No Electoral College, Statewide Races Have Math To Victory http://nwpr.org/post/even-no-electoral-college-statewide-races-have-math-victory <p>In the presidential race, we hear a lot about the electoral map and the math to winning the presidency. It’s all about swing states like Ohio and Florida. At the state level, there’s no electoral college. The candidate with the most votes wins. But there’s still a formula for victory. Wed, 24 Oct 2012 13:22:35 +0000 Austin Jenkins 17237 at http://nwpr.org Even With No Electoral College, Statewide Races Have Math To Victory Gay Marriage Issue Sparks Alleged Attack In Safeway Parking Lot http://nwpr.org/post/gay-marriage-issue-sparks-alleged-attack-safeway-parking-lot <p>The King County Sheriff's Department had to intervene Sunday when emotions over Referendum 74 reached a boiling point. It happened in a Safeway parking lot in Burien, Wash. Fri, 19 Oct 2012 00:11:23 +0000 Sara Lerner 16983 at http://nwpr.org King County Opens The Door For Heat Energy From Wastewater http://nwpr.org/post/king-county-opens-door-heat-energy-wastewater <p>The Department of Energy estimates that 350 billion KWH of energy are flushed down drains in the form of heated water. King County is one of the first counties in the nation to try to do something about all that wasted heat energy. EarthFix&rsquo;s Ashley Ahearn reports. Fri, 03 Aug 2012 13:12:14 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 12696 at http://nwpr.org King County Opens The Door For Heat Energy From Wastewater