Education

Zion Prep shut doors after years of financial pressure

Financially pressed since last decade’s recession, Zion Preparatory Academy closed down at the end of August, after 33 years providing a Christian private-school education at an affordable price in Seattle’s Central District.

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Does marijuana smell bad? An Oregon court rules on ‘olfactory assault’

The ruling stemmed from a 2012 Philomath, Ore., criminal case in which a man living in a triplex phoned police to complain about the smell of marijuana wafting into his apartment from the building’s center unit.

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