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Even though Oregon voters legalized recreational marijuana in 2014, you can't legally buy the stuff in more than 100 Oregon communities. That's because some city and county governments have banned recreational marijuana businesses.

But voters in nearly half of those places will have the chance to overturn those bans this November.

Safety, Vets, Dogs Reasons to Obey Local Fireworks Bans

Jun 30, 2015
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Fire officials are hoping citizens will leave fireworks to the professionals this hot weekend. They are outright banned in state parks and 13 counties including Spokane, Franklin, Okanogan, San Juan, and Yakima. Leaders in Spokane Tuesday shared reasons to obey local bans.

While fire officials want the public to obey local bans because of safety and fire prevention, Seth Meyer has another reason. He works to help veterans.

A bi-partisan group of lawmakers in the Washington legislature launched a move Tuesday to ban powdered alcohol.

The Washington House has joined the state Senate in banning openly carried guns in the public viewing galleries.

Washington Looking To Ban Gay-Conversion Therapy

Jan 23, 2014

Mental health experts say it’s dangerous. Now, Washington lawmakers are taking up the controversy over gay-conversion therapy.

Washington Lawmakers Move To Ban Pit Bull Bans

Jan 17, 2014
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Payette County, Idaho bans pit bulls. Medford, Oregon is considering a ban of its own. But some Washington state representatives want to ban the bans.

China and Hong Kong have closed their doors to all shellfish imports from an area that stretches from northern California to Alaska. The move is costing the shellfish industry in Washington State hundreds of thousands of dollars. Ashley Ahearn reports.