How long does it take to get a prescription for medical marijuana? More than a few minutes, according to the Washington State Department of Health.Â State regulators have suspended the license of a Seattle-area naturopath who did a brisk business at Hempfest event 2011.
Correction: An earlier version of this story misspelled the name of the program director, Claudette Elliott.
The Army has suspended the Trust and Enhancement Sustainment Task Force, a program that was created to help improve patient care by building on trust. Documents from the investigation obtained by KUOW show that investigators found the task force lacked the structure and employee training standards needed to execute its mission.
Boeing officials say pink slips will go out Friday to about a hundred engineers in the Puget Sound area. Itâ€™s the first round of more expected cuts for the engineering staff, which Boeing said it plans to reduce by 1,500 to 1,700 positions through layoffs and job openings that will not be filled.
Seattle Childrenâ€™s Hospital is opening a new cancer unit Sunday specifically designed for teens and young adults.Â
When young cancer patient age 15 to 29Â goes in for treatment, they end up either in a pediatric or adult facility. A designated place for this age groupÂ could play a crucial role in their survival, according toÂ Dr. Becky Johnson.
The mood was upbeat Wednesday afternoon as supporters of immigration reform gathered in Seattle for a press conference. Students, union workers and immigrant advocates cheered the long-awaited arrival of a proposed bill in Congress. But many at the event also voiced mixed feelings about a few things the bill includes and a few things it leaves out.
A task force will meet Thursday to review the health and living conditions of three elephants at Seattleâ€™s Woodland Park Zoo. The panel was created after a citizen petition last year called for an investigation into the living conditions and treatment of elephants.
If youâ€™ve never been to the Lynnwood Municipal Golf Course before, itâ€™s kind of tough to find. The course itself is way at the back of the parking lot of Edmonds Community College. The only clues youâ€™re in the right place are the high ball nets surrounding the course. And, of course, golfers like Espie Grundy and Jackie Garmeyer, who are wheeling their clubs towards the green for their weekly tee time. â€śWe try to play even if itâ€™s raining,â€ť Espie says.
Want to see a volcano explode hundreds of meters below the surface of the Pacific Ocean? How about in real-time streaming video, online, from the comfort of your own iPad? Well, thereâ€™s a massive scientific project underway that could help you with that and more.
Right now itâ€™s legal to hunt octopuses in Puget Sound â€“ unless youâ€™re in a marine preserve or conservation area. In fact, if you have a state fishing license you can harvest one every day.
But the killing of a giant Pacific octopus off Alki Beach in Seattle last October prompted a public outcry. Hundreds of scuba divers and members of the public submitted petitions to the state of Washington asking for better protection for the giant Pacific octopus in Puget Sound.
Originally published on Tue April 16, 2013 11:54 am
Editor's note: This story does not contain any identifying details of undercover officers from law enforcement agencies or agents of the Central Intelligence Agency. Instead, it includes aggregate numbers of confidential licenses issued by the state of Washington to local, state and federal agencies. This is consistent with what the Washington Department of Licensing has proposed to release under pending legislation in Olympia.