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Medical marijuana revisions proposed

OLYMPIA — Major changes to the state’s largely unregulated medical marijuana industry passed the Senate after sponsors beat back a challenge to requirements for a patient database and a plea to let recreational users grow their own.

WSU, UW warned on med school

OLYMPIA — Washington’s two major universities need to work out their differences “in an amicable way” over training medical students in Spokane, the head of a key Senate committee warned representatives of both schools Tuesday.

House to address disparities in pot laws

OLYMPIA — A House panel rolled 18 different proposals to change Washington’s marijuana laws into a single wide-ranging bill Monday, hoping to address at least some problems with the state’s medical and recreational pot systems.

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Inslee says state will act on oil trains

The number of oil trains running across Washington is unacceptable, and the Legislature will consider bills in the upcoming session that mandate advance notification of oil shipments by rail as well as more funding for railroad crossings and emergency response training, Gov. Jay Inslee said Friday.