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Daughter refuses to open door to mom’s new beau

Neighbor states challenge Colorado marijuana laws

DENVER — Nebraska and Oklahoma challenged neighboring Colorado’s recreational marijuana laws in the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday amid complaints its pot was seeping across their borders.

Feds to rate colleges on performance

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The White House today released a draft of its plan to rate U.S. colleges and tie federal aid to performance as a way to coax institutions to pull up their socks.

GOP looks for ways to fight ties with Cuba

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republicans in Congress searched on Thursday for a strategy to sink or at least slow President Barack Obama’s plan to normalize U.S. relations with Cuba, drawing a shrug from the White House.

Inslee targets top polluters with billion-dollar cap-and-trade plan

Declaring it “time for polluters to pay their fair share,” Gov. Jay Inslee is proposing a sweeping new cap-and-trade system that would cut carbon emissions while generating $1 billion a year for schools, transportation projects and other programs.

Quake warnings could go public in 2 years

An earthquake early-warning system could be available to the public in as little as two years once enough funding is secured, a top federal scientist said this week.
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Putin says Russian economy will be cured

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin assured Russians on Thursday that the economy would rebound after the rouble’s dramatic slide this year but offered no remedy for a deepening financial crisis.
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Cubans looking forward to change

HAVANA — Many Cubans are already imagining a more prosperous future after the United States said it will put an end to 50 years of conflict with the communist-run island.
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100 years ago — 1914

Emergency funds for fencing offered

PATEROS — A local recovery group announced it expects to receive $9.2 million in federal funds to help farmers, ranchers and government agencies rebuild fencing that burned in the Carlton Complex Fires.
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A very Cashmere Christmas

CASHMERE — You can’t beat a roaring fire and a visit by Santa for a good time in mid-December.

Initial rebuilding has begun after Carlton Complex

OKANOGAN — Five months after the Carlton Complex Fires destroyed 300 homes in Okanogan County, officials say 57 people who lost one have been issued permits for new homes — including 39 single family houses and 18 manufactured homes.

Appellate court to hear cannabis provider’s case

SPOKANE — A prospective marijuana retailer denied a chance to operate in Wenatchee has asked the Washington Court of Appeals to rule on a court decision that favored the city’s ban on cannabis shops.

Festival of Trees a success

WENATCHEE — The 2014 Numerica Festival of Trees, held Nov. 20 to 22, raised more than $100,000 for the Numerica Performing Arts Center.