BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - A health official in northwest Washington state says three college students who began to feel dizzy and lethargic while living for several months in a rental house have been told to move after the home tested positive for methamphetamine. KOMO-TV reports that Whatcom County Health Department officials said yesterday an initial test found meth contamination well above Whatcom County's legal limit. The owners have hired a licensed decontamination contractor.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The Spokane County sheriff's office says a woman found hanging earlier this week in the Spokane County Jail has died. The Spokesman-Review reports family members confirm 25-year-old Amanda Cook died yesterday. She had been awaiting trial on a domestic violence charge and a mental evaluation. Authorities are investigating.
SEATTLE (AP) - Crowds of happy stoners bundled in winter coats celebrated the anniversary of legal marijuana in Washington state yesterday by lighting up under Seattle's Space Needle. Marijuana activist Ben Livingston says it took him three months to persuade city officials to grant him a permit for the party. The event was in a tent blocked from public view.
ABERDEEN, Wash. (AP) - The Washington State Patrol says a body found in a ditch along Highway 12 outside Aberdeen has been identified as that of a 36-year-old Aberdeen woman. The patrol identified her yesterday as Katrina Rugg. Authorities say she was apparently killed by a hit-and-run driver.
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