National Politics

Politics Pot-related poison control calls up in Washington, Colorado Pot-related poison control calls up in Washington, Colorado
Marijuana-related calls to poison control centers in Washington and Colorado have spiked since the states began allowing legal sales last year, with an especially troubling increase in calls concerning young children.
Politics Armed gun-rights advocates rally in Olympia Armed gun-rights advocates rally in Olympia (Photo Gallery)
A gun-rights rally drew about 50 people, mostly armed, to the steps of the Capitol on Saturday morning for a demonstration they hoped would end with their arrest. To raise money for bail, some protesters hawked caps with "Fight Tyranny - Shoot Back" printed on them and sold out.
Politics Maui to vote on GMO crop ban Maui to vote on GMO crop ban
Dozens of Maui mothers are going door-to-door to urge voters to back a ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops because they think they are unsafe.

A group backed by companies growing the crops counters with ads playing heavily on the airwaves that urge rejection of what they are calling the "farming ban."