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Local Feds OK pot background checks by Washington state Feds OK pot background checks by Washington state
After a year of requests, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday it is giving Washington state access to an FBI database so it can conduct nationwide background checks on people who apply to run legal marijuana businesses.
Local Sick Hanford workers speak out for first time Sick Hanford workers speak out for first time(Video)
SEATTLE -- Exposure to potentially harmful chemical vapors sent 26 workers at the Hanford Site to a Richland hospital or an on-site medical clinic in the two-week period starting March 19.