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Garbage Strike: What You Need To Know

Ross Reynolds
08/01/2012 at 12:00 p.m.

Free Dump Trips During Trash Strike: Today Seattle can start imposing up to $1.2 million in fines on Waste Management for not picking up the garbage. The truck drivers' strike is in its seventh day with no sign of a settlement. KUOW's Ann Dornfeld gives us the details.

Tacoma's New Plan For Medical Marijuana: Last night the Tacoma City Council passed legislation that tightens restrictions on marijuana growers and sellers. Basically, if a collective garden isn't bothering anyone, they will be left alone. But the measure isn't good news for pot dispensaries.

McKenna's Solution For Education: Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna announces he'll cap all state spending to pay for more funding for K–12 and higher education. Correspondent Austin Jenkins reports the details.

Purdy Inmate Suit: A female inmate at the women's prison in Purdy, Wash., claims the Department of Corrections didn't protect her from retaliation after she reported an alleged sexual assault by a corrections officer. KUOW's Patricia Murphy reports.

Most Schools Chief Candidates Oppose Charter Initiative: The initiative to allow charter schools in Washington has qualified for the fall ballot. But four of the five candidates for Superintendent of Public Instruction oppose the measure. KUOW's Ann Dornfeld reports.

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