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BC-Washington News Coverage, ADVISORY

April 2, 2019

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MARIJUANA PIONEERS-RELAXING RULES

SEATTLE — When Washington and Colorado launched their pioneering recreational marijuana industries in the face of federal prohibition, they imposed strict rules in hopes of keeping the U.S. Justice Department at bay. Five years later, lawmakers are on the verge of easing the rules at the behest of businesses who say Washington and Colorado’s industries risk falling behind. There are now 10 states that have legalized the adult use of marijuana, and many have taken a more permissive approach. By Gene Johnson. SENT: 960 words. AP Photos.

FORMER LAWMAKER-SETTLEMENT

OLYMPIA, Wash. _ Former Washington state Rep. Matt Manweller has settled a wrongful termination lawsuit against his former employer, Central Washington University, for $155,000. Manweller had initially sought more than $2 million in damages. SENT: 330 words.

SPORTS:

BBA--ANGELS-MARINERS

SEATTLE _ The Seattle Mariners close out its homestand on Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Angels. Marco Gonzales looks to improve to 3-0 for Seattle. UPCOMING: Game at 7:10 p.m. PT. 700 words.

IN BRIEF:

_TRUMPETER SWANS-DEAD: More than 50 trumpeter swans found dead near Monroe.

_STABBING WARRANT ISSUED: Cops arrest man accused in White Center stabbing after asking for public’s help.

_VANCOUVER PORT-CARGO RECORD: Port of Vancouver logs record-breaking cargo in 2018.

_SPOKANE MAYOR: Former TV anchor Nadine Woodward runs for Spokane mayor.

_FATAL BOATING CRASH: Sheriff: Alcohol, speed contributed to Vashon boat crash.

_WALMART-GOOGLE: Walmart partners with Google on grocery shopping via voice.