Municipal envy

Take out the papers and the trash: Seattle’s city council passed new fines for those residents who don’t separate food waste from their trash. Starting next July, failure to compost food waste can result in a $1 fine.

Legalized pot. A $15 minimum wage. No plastic shopping bags. Mandatory composting. Fair warning, Seattle: They’re coming for your Big Gulps next.

Would you like some pepper spray on that? Police in Portland, Oregon, who responded to an accident involving a Pizza Hut delivery driver, delivered the delayed pizza for the injured driver to a thankful but surprised couple.

Seattle, you’re going to have to work a lot harder if you’re trying to beat Portland for that National Liberal Bastion title.

Was he with a squirrel in aviator’s goggles? A man who attempted to pet a bull moose in a Spokane cemetery was arrested after he fought with a wildlife officer who told him to stop.

Spokane, feeling left behind by Seattle and Portland, immediately drafted an ordinance that would legalize the petting of moose in cemeteries.

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