Thursday, October 17, 2013

MORNING BRIEFING: Gov. employees back to work, pot law one step closer and Oreos found addicting

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Guess what all you potential growers, processors and vendors of marijuana? You’ll be able to apply for state licenses in one month after yesterday’s rules approval. (S-R)

The Washing state Supreme Court decided today the governor could claim an “executive privilege” as a reason to withhold documents from the public. (ST)


Finally, a compromise was reached in congress yesterday, not before this however (TDB), that has ended the government shutdown and raised the debt ceiling limit, meaning, today, furloughed government employees can get back to work. (WSJ)

Also, is that John Boehner with a gun on the front page of the New York Times? (


Apparently, there’s a reason junk food seems so addicting, it is addicting. Rats that ate Oreos activated more neurons in the brain’s “pleasure center” than drugs such as cocaine, a team at Connecticut College recently found. (Today)

In honor of the Seahawks game tonight, here’s what your jersey of choice says about you in a completely unscientific way. (SW)

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