Speculation is afoot after the Justice Department signaled it will mostly leave to states the responsibility to regulate use. Washington State and Colorado are already working out details of legal marijuana.
State-legal marijuana producers and retailers are seeking to take advantage of deductions they are now denied under their ambiguous legal status. But some may want to get into the tax system just so they can harvest the many generous deductions it offers.
The massive landslide on Whidbey Island near Seattle this week is part of a larger complex of slides on Puget Sound islands going back thousands of years. It may not be over yet.