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Local Oregon, Alaska now ground zero in legal marijuana fight (New) Oregon, Alaska now ground zero in legal marijuana fight
From slick video ads online to scrawled chalk messages on college campus sidewalks, intense get-out-the-vote drives are mobilizing in Oregon and Alaska to legalize retail sales of marijuana to anyone old enough to drink.
Local Fewer bears dying in Yellowstone area Fewer bears dying in Yellowstone area
The U.S. Geological Survey reports 20 grizzly bears killed or removed so far in 2014. By comparison, a record 56 grizzlies were reported killed or removed in 2012 and 29 last year.
Local Idaho newspaper's front window shot
Police stopped by two days later to take pictures of the damage and interview reporters who were in the building over the weekend.