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ABC: China closes its Mount Everest base camp to tourists because of garbage, waste

Click2 Houston: Couple accused of flying from California to Houston with 66+ pounds of pot

NY Daily News: Recreational marijuana may soon be legal in New Jersey: report

LA Times: California’s black market for pot is stifling legal sales. Now the governor wants to step up enforcement

Huffington Post: Most Americans Can’t Pass A Citizenship Test On Basic History Questions

Huffington Post: Wisconsin Governor Pushes Decriminalizing Marijuana, Legalizing Medical Use

The Walrus: The Untapped Promise of LSD

Pacific Standard: Inside The Resistance Movement Opposing Daniel Ortega's Trans-Nicaragua Canal

Outside Online: Urban Organics Wants to Fix Food

Washington Post: Can’t stomach bread? Alterations to the carbs, gluten and fiber in wheat could change that.

Washington Post: Inside the race to replace farmworkers with robots

NY Times: Saving the Bats, One Cave at a Time

NY Times: How to Clean Your Filthy, Disgusting Laptop

Daily Beast: Interior Official Steered Contracts to Longtime Friend and Employer

Marin Independent Journal: Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier starting to take shape

Huffington Post: Why Do We Still Pick Up Dog Poop With Plastic Bags?

Salt Lake Tribune: Now there’s a $50 million plan to save Utah’s famous Bonneville Salt Flats, but will it work?

NY Times: Crystal Meth Is North Korea’s Trendiest Lunar New Year’s Gift

Seattle Times: Washington handles runaway foster kids with handcuffs, shackles and jail. Is there a better way?

The Oregonian: Hagg Lake Mud Runs: Hundreds brave the muck for ultra 50K and 25K (photos)

LA Times: PACE loans were set up to boost energy efficiency. Instead, it's being used to build 'granny flats'

SF Chronicle: Here's what we found at the SF cannabis wedding expo

Sunday, Feb. 17

NY Times: You’re Addicted to Plastic. Can You Go Cold Turkey?

Santa Cruz Sentinel: Homelessness in the Bay Area — it’s worse than we thought

The Guardian: Popular book on marijuana's apparent dangers is pure alarmism, experts say

LA Times: This LAX-adjacent ghost town is now ‘priceless coastal real estate’ for rare owls

SF Chronicle: Japanese town's remote setting attracts drone fans

Saturday, Feb. 16

Seattle Times: Seattle’s last buffalo soldier, 98, doesn’t want black regiments’ history to ‘fade out’

Washington Post: At least 20 abortion cases are in the pipeline to the Supreme Court. Any one could gut Roe v. Wade.

Washington Post: As dollar stores move into cities, some say they are not just a response to poverty — but a cause

Huffington Post: Ocasio-Cortez Slams The ‘Racial Injustice’ Of The Cannabis Business As White Men Profit

LA Times: Officials have a $1.9-million plan to rid state marshlands of nutria

LA Times: More snow in Redding than Boston? This winter is already ‘bonkers,’ and another storm is coming

San Jose Mercury: California lost nearly 10,000 solar jobs in 2018 due to tariffs

Press Democrat: North Bay Credit Union takes rare step of opening business accounts for cannabis operators

Press Democrat: Records show Healdsburg police officer fired for lying about marijuana gift

The Guardian: We ignored the evidence linking cigarettes to cancer, let's not do that with vaping

The Guardian: What the pesticides in our urine tell us about organic food

The Guardian: Toxic black snow covers Siberian coalmining region

NY Post: Barneys aiming to be the ‘Hermès’ of weed

USA Today: Payless ShoeSource closing all 2,100 U.S. stores, starting liquidation sales Sunday

Friday, Feb. 15

NY Daily News: Judge dismisses butterfly sanctuary lawsuit against border wall across its property, makes restraining order moot

Daily Beast: 4th Navy Nuclear Electrician Pleads Guilty To LSD Posession

Huffington Post: Trump Vowed To Wipe Out National Debt; Deficit Soars 41.8 Percent

LA Times: Trump doesn’t let environmental laws stand in the way of border barrier construction

The Guardian: Spirited away: Canadian thieves steal more than $9,000 in iceberg water

Press Democrat: Editorial: Let cannabis businesses open bank accounts

Press Democrat: Santa Rosa Police searching for missing 11-year-old girl

Thursday, Feb. 14

Reuters: Nearly 1,000 Madagascar children dead of measles since October - WHO

The Oregonian: Portland median home prices fall for first time in nearly 7 years

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