The Herald of Everett, Washington
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up | Manage  Green editions icon Green editions
Herald staff | jbauer@heraldnet.com
Published: Thursday, December 20, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

Smoke ’em when you can get ’em

Roll, roll, roll your joint: The big tobacco companies don't seem interested, but the state is already taking applications from those who want to be certified to grow marijuana legally. The state has a year to develop a system of state-licensed growers, processors and retail stores.

It's still not clear who will land the big contract. Washington State University is the state's agricultural school, but The Evergreen State College has the deepest pool of potential workers with experience in production and marketing.

--

Shiny Happy People: A poll of nearly 150,000 people across the globe found that Latin America is home to seven of the top 10 countries with the world's happiest people. Among the most upbeat countries were Panama and Paraguay. The United States ranked No. 33 of 148 countries polled.

Check back with us next year, once the pot stores are open in Washington state.

--

Jumping in with both feet: The Seattle Mariners traded pitcher Jason Vargas to the Los Angeles Angels for power hitter Kendrys Morales on Wednesday. Morales hit .273 with 22 home runs and 73 RBIs last year, after infamously missing all of the 2011 season when he broke his leg jumping on to home plate after a game-ending grand slam against the Mariners in a 2010 game.

The Mariners, who are already moving in the outfield fences to help their hitters, will also replace home plate with a beanbag chair.

--Jon Bauer, Herald staff

Sign up for HeraldNet headlines Newsletter
See sample | Privacy policy

Most recent The Buzz posts

  • In therapy  Oct. 22
  • Better pull over  Oct. 21
  • Vox unpopuli  Oct. 20
  • Buy a vowel  Oct. 18
  • Comcastoff  Oct. 16

Share your comments: Log in using your HeraldNet account or your Facebook, Twitter or Disqus profile. Comments that violate the rules are subject to removal. Please see our terms of use. Please note that you must verify your email address for your comments to appear.

You are logged in using your HeraldNet ID. Click here to update your profile. | Log out.

Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.

comments powered by Disqus
digital subscription promo

Subscribe now

Unlimited digital access starting at 99 cents, or included with any print subscription.

» More local news


HeraldNet highlights

The cleanup crew
The cleanup crew: Win or lose, Mount Vernon football team picks up the mess
How about them apples?
How about them apples?: Recipes bring out some of fall's best flavors
History repeats itself with Harvin
History repeats itself with Harvin: Seattle's bad moves: Wide receivers, left fielders and 7-footers
The quiet food of fall
The quiet food of fall: Squash just as pleasing as pumpkins this time of year
SnoCoSocial