Politics & Government

Marijuana

Plan would punish cities with unofficial pot bans — like Lakewood — by taking their liquor money

A state lawmaker wants to penalize local governments that haven’t enacted specific bans on marijuana businesses, but that still block state-licensed marijuana shops from opening because the drug remains illegal under federal law. State Rep. David Sawyer, D-Parkland, says cities like Lakewood should respect the will of Washington voters, who approved legalizing recreational marijuana in 2012.

Politics & Government

Trump pledges to make ‘America first’ again

There was no mistaking the clear message President Donald Trump made in his inaugural address: America comes first. In a 16-minute speech, he shunned the United States’ recent attempts at globalization and embraced nationalism while echoing the populist themes that led to his unexpected victory.

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PLU students aid protester hit during Trump inauguration

The woman who was the target of the attack, who said she was 44 and from Chicago, was thankful for the support from the PLU students. (Video Courtesy By Zach Powers/ PLU)
Zach Powers Pacific Lutheran University
PLU students aid protester hit during Trump inauguration 1:31

PLU students aid protester hit during Trump inauguration

Puyallup woman proud to support Trump 2:53

Puyallup woman proud to support Trump

Legislative leadership offers early session outlines 2:05

Legislative leadership offers early session outlines

The Obama Effect: Former Tacoma mayor 'felt the weight of the President on my shoulders' 16:46

The Obama Effect: Former Tacoma mayor 'felt the weight of the President on my shoulders'