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Officials destroy $3 million worth of pot on WA farms

Officials destroy $3 million worth of pot on WA farms

WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) — About 13,000 pounds of marijuana valued at around $3 million was destroyed this week outside of three adjoining Touchet, Washington, cannabis farms accused of growing more than allowed by state law.

Boise shooter reported to police 3 times before mall attack

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Police received multiple calls from people reporting an armed and threatening man in the months before he killed two people and injured at least four others in a shooting at a Boise shopping mall, public records show.
North American stock markets fall after inflation spike raises fears of rate hikes

North American stock markets fall after inflation spike raises fears of rate hikes

TORONTO — North American stock markets sank midweek as the hottest U.S. inflation numbers in more than 30 years had investors worrying that central banks will speed up interest rate hikes. The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 132.
NJ senate president concedes to newcomer, cites 'red wave'

NJ senate president concedes to newcomer, cites 'red wave'

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney, one of the most powerful elected officials in the state, conceded on Wednesday that he lost reelection to the state Senate.

Louisiana teen stabbed by another student at high school

MINDEN, La. (AP) — A 15-year-old is under arrest after repeatedly stabbing a fellow student with a paring knife at their Louisiana high school, officials said. Words escalated to violence on Minden High School's campus at around 2 p.m.

Officials acknowledge lax oversight of medical marijuana

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's top marijuana regulator said the state has few tools to prevent medical marijuana from being sold on the black market.
Colombian leader sees opportunity in cannabis, but not coca

Colombian leader sees opportunity in cannabis, but not coca

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Colombian President Iván Duque has high hopes for the medical marijuana industry in a country that has been waging a costly war against a different drug — cocaine — for decades.
FACT FOCUS: Claim of 12K ‘found’ ballots in NJ is misleading

FACT FOCUS: Claim of 12K ‘found’ ballots in NJ is misleading

A statement from the New Jersey state Senate president following his election defeat has generated confusion online in recent days after it vaguely asserted that thousands of ballots had been “found.
Aurora focuses on premium products as it reports $11.9 million loss in first quarter

Aurora focuses on premium products as it reports $11.9 million loss in first quarter

Aurora Cannabis Inc. will double down on premium products after reporting a $11.9 million loss in its most recent quarter.
Two recounts appear likely in tight Virginia House races

Two recounts appear likely in tight Virginia House races

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Days after Democrats conceded control of the Virginia House of Delegates to Republicans, they walked back that concession as two key races in which the GOP holds razor-thin leads appeared headed for recounts.