Vancouver Sets Standards for Selling Recreational Marijuana

Posted by Steve Herman on March 4, 2014
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The Vancouver City Council approved a set of regulations Monday night for selling recreational marijuana.

Despite I-502 being passed by voters last year, the anti-marijuana crowd let there voices be heard.

They had the ear of Councilmen Bill Turlay “My position is that I think someone needs to support and speak up for the people who did not vote for Initiative-502 and …

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Disney Yanks Funding for Boy Scouts Over Gay Rights

Posted by Associated Press on March 3, 2014

LOS ANGELES — The Walt Disney Company will cut funding to the Boy Scouts of America beginning in 2015 because of a policy that bans gay adult leaders in the organization.

The Boy Scouts organization is “disappointed” by the decision, which will affect the organization’s ability to serve children, Deron Smith, a Boy Scouts spokesman, said in a statement Sunday. Disney does not …

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Will Idaho Soldier Be Left Behind in Afghanistan?

Posted by Associated Press on March 2, 2014
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WASHINGTON — The case of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, held by the Taliban since 2009, has arisen again as the U.S. and other countries engage in diplomatic efforts to free him.

But if he is released, will America’s only prisoner of the Afghan war be viewed as a hero or a deserter?

While tattered yellow ribbons still adorn utility poles in his …

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Ukraine’s Tymoshenko Rallies Protesters in Kiev

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on February 22, 2014

 

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Hours after her release from prison, former Ukrainian prime minister and opposition icon Yulia Tymoshenko appeared before an ecstatic throng at the protester encampment in Ukraine’s capital Saturday, praising the demonstrators killed in violence this week and urging the protesters to keep occupying the square.

Her speech to the crowd of about 50,000, made from a wheelchair …

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Oregon Won’t Defend Gay Marriage Ban in Lawsuit

Posted by Associated Press on February 20, 2014
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s attorney general will not defend the state’s ban on gay marriage, arguing it cannot withstand a federal constitutional challenge.

Ellen Rosenblum joins fellow Democratic attorneys general in at least five other states who have pledged not to defend state bans on gay marriage.

Her decision comes less than a month after a federal judge decided to consolidate …

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