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From Safeco Stadium to the Qwest Field and Exhibition Center in Seattle, lottery revenue has been the winning ticket for various cash-starved state accounts. A proposal in the Legislature would turn lottery proceeds into new classrooms across Washington state.
Washington’s first marijuana retail license was recently issued, but legislators are still trying to reconcile the medical and recreational-marijuana markets before stores open this summer.
The state House of Representatives wants to set aside $50 million to spend on the construction of a new 144-car ferry. The money is included in the House supplemental budget for transportation, which passed by a large margin March 4. However, approval of the money is contingent on passage of another bill now in the Senate.
The change could mean that with fewer teams in the 2A classification, Olympic League teams in 2A could lose a district tourney berth every other year in some sports, according to Dave Ditlefsen, Sequim High School’s athletic director.
A 30-year-old Poulsbo man was charged with delivery of a controlled substance Thursday in Kitsap County District Court after police said the man sold pure heroin and 20 Percocet pills to an undercover informant at the Day Road Park-and-Ride on Bainbridge Island.