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(AP) - With marijuana legalization across Canada on the horizon, the industry is shaping up to look different from the way it does in the nine U.S. states that have legalized adult use of the drug. Age limits, government involvement in distribution and sales, and access to banking are big discrepancies. Canada's provinces and cities are working out issues around cannabis regulations before marijuana becomes legal nationwide on Oct. 17.
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - An audit has found that staff overtime and operating costs have increased at a juvenile detention facility in southwest Washington while the number of detainees has decreased. The Columbian reports the performance audit conducted by the Clark County Auditor's Office found that management of the county facility didn't consistently collect and use data to determine staffing between 2013 and 2015.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Tacoma police have arrested a man suspected of killing a 12-year-old girl more than three decades ago. The News Tribune reports 66-year-old Gary Hartman was booked into Pierce County Jail Wednesday afternoon on suspicion of first-degree murder in the death of Michella Welch.
REDMOND, Wash. (AP) - A man shot to death by police in the Seattle suburb of Kirkland has been identified as 40-year-old Marcelo Castellano. The Seattle Times reports Castellano was shot by officers and died from multiple gunshot wounds on June 14 outside a Safeway grocery store, according to the King County Medical Examiner's Office. The shooting is under investigation by Kirkland police.
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