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SAN FRANCISCO — This week’s announcement that the U.S. Justice Department was ditching its hands-off approach to states that have legalized marijuana initially sent some in the industry into a tailspin, just days after California’s $7 billion recreational weed market opened for business. But for long-term pot purveyors accustomed to changing regulatory winds, the decision was just another bump in a long and winding road to proving their business legitimacy. By Paul Elias. SENT: 966 words. With AP Photos.
AP EXPLAINS-STATES RIGHTS
Lawmakers and others in Democratic-leaning states have been howling over the past year about actions by the Trump administration and congressional Republicans that they say have undermined states’ rights. That includes promoting concealed carry legislation and attacking sanctuary status for immigrants to this week’s decisions on legalized marijuana and offshore oil drilling. But it wasn’t too long ago that the shoe was on the other foot, with Republican states pushing back against the Obama administration’s intrusions on issues such as transgender rights and environmental regulation. By Ryan J. Foley and Geoff Mulvihill. SENT: 1171 words. With AP Photos.
YAKIMA — An estimated 50 residents in central Washington state need to evacuate due to a slow-moving landslide that’s expected to break loose by the end of February, authorities said. SENT: 365 words.
RUBIK’S CUBE-VISUALLY IMPAIRED
VANCOUVER — Sasha Thomas’ family has textured dots and stickers placed around the house to help identify various appliances, railings and other items. His father placed them in their home so he can determine how to best help his clients at the Vancouver Veteran Affairs campus, where he works as a rehab outpatient specialist for the blind. An AP Member Exchange by Adam Littman, The Columbian. SENT: 854 words. With AP Photos.
SEATTLE — When Vannady Keo left his mother’s Kent home after his freshman year of high school to live with his father in Seattle, he could not have foreseen the importance of the decision. As a freshman at Kentlake High School, Keo was struggling with depression, not doing well at school and at odds with his Cambodian-born parents. An AP Member Exchange by Ryan Blethen, The Seattle Times. SENT: 1169 words. With AP Photos.
BODY IDENTIFIED: Officials ID man who was shot, stuffed in car trunk
DOCTOR-AIRPLANE ASSAULT: Doctor sentenced for assaulting sleeping girl on flight
CAR BOMBING: Woman gets 5 years in car bombing of so-called ‘snitch’
DEATH DETERMINED HOMICIDE: Man found dead in Vancouver identified