The process of setting up a legal recreational marijuana system in Washington State continues to be hit with delays. It looks like the first marijuana stores in the state probably won’t open until July.
|By: Jon Walker Friday April 4, 2014 12:20 pm|
|By: Jon Walker Thursday April 3, 2014 1:59 pm|
As marijuana legalization spreads to more states in the coming years activists should push to include a limited home growing provision in any bill or ballot initiative. If it is not included from the start it could take years and possibly decades to get it added later.
|By: Sara Haile-Mariam Saturday March 29, 2014 6:40 pm|
Change the name.
|By: EdwardTeller Monday January 20, 2014 8:00 pm|
This football game will bring more attention to the fight against destructive Federal and lower government policies than any event yet. It wasn’t planned. We’ll see soon where the MSM takes this.
|By: Christina Bellantoni Sunday September 15, 2013 1:59 pm|
There’s just something about this #@%! town.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Friday August 16, 2013 4:15 pm|
A paid signature gatherer contracted by Preserve Marriage Washington last year is facing felony charges for faking hundreds of signatures on petitions to place Referendum 74 on the ballot.
|By: Jeff Connaughton Sunday July 28, 2013 1:59 pm|
On the big questions about our government’s performance in the lead up to the 2008 financial crisis and afterwards during the response, today’s guests believe our government blew it. Past administrations made errors of commission and omission that led to the crisis, and the Obama Administration failed to address its aftermath effectively. Government didn’t diagnose and treat the problems that led to the crisis, and it didn’t prescribe the right medicine after the convulsion. On these big questions, few at Firedoglake are likely to disagree with the good doctors of political science who are today’s guests. There’s blame enough to go around, the authors say, but “Wall Street should be nailed to the highest pole.”
|By: Gar Smith Saturday June 8, 2013 1:59 pm|
Kate Brown’s Plutopia is the tale of two atomic cities — twin siblings of the Cold War, created for the purpose of harvesting the plutonium that fueled the post-war nuclear arms race.
The top-secret reactors at the Pentagon’s Hanford plutonium plant lead to the creation of Richland, a planned city built in the wind-scraped wastelands of Washington State. The residents – all white and privileged – lived in a perfectly landscaped consumers’ paradise complete with federally subsidized housing and free medical care. Russia’s plutopia was called Ozersk. It was built in the Urals, near the plutonium mills of Maiak, and it was so secret it didn’t appear on official maps.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Friday June 7, 2013 1:20 pm|
Same-sex couples began joyfully marrying in Washington state six months ago this week. The couples, some having waited decades for the opportunity, many with children and extended families in tow, celebrated their love as a welcoming community cheered them on. Re-live the moment through some of the thousands of #MEDayWA tweets marking the occasion, and see through these first-hand accounts how profoundly meaningful the freedom to marry is for the couples, their families, friends and supporters.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Sunday May 26, 2013 4:00 pm|
Family Policy Institute of Washington is so eager to get a parental notification law passed in Washington state that its executive director, Joseph Backholm, is apparently willing to misrepresent court-documented facts.