Seattle City Councilmember Jean Godden and her supporters watch election returns at her View Ridge home. (Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)
Seattle City Councilmember Jean Godden and her supporters watch election returns at her View Ridge home. Godden was in third place in initial vote counts. (Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)
Election 2015

Godden trailing; Sawant, Burgess move on for City Council

Jean Godden was trailing, while other incumbents were comfortably ahead in Tuesday primary election results for the Seattle City Council’s first elections by district.

Marijuana

Medical-pot dispensaries vie for space near Medford, Ore.

This spring, Jackson County commissioners adopted rules that dispensaries must be at least a half-mile apart — a more stringent standard than an Oregon law requiring dispensaries to be at least 1,000 feet from each other.

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