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Local Ruling: State can force pharmacists to dispense Plan B Ruling: State can force pharmacists to dispense Plan B
Washington state can force pharmacies to dispense Plan B or other emergency contraceptives, a federal appeals court said Thursday in a long-running lawsuit brought by pharmacists who said they have religious objections to providing the drugs.
Local Consumer Reports: Testing expandable garden hoses Consumer Reports: Testing expandable garden hoses (Video)
Makers of expandable hoses claim their products are lightweight and never kink, but many users say they're also easy to break. Consumer Reports looked into some newer versions that are said to be stronger.
Local State of emergency declared for Blue Creek Fire State of emergency declared for Blue Creek Fire
At 4:15 PM on Tuesday, the Walla Walla County Board of County Commissioners declared a State of Emergency for Walla Walla County and requested assistance from the Governor.