MORNING BRIEFING: Extreme weather, marijuana and plagiarism

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HERE

Some Spokane County residents still without power days after windstorm. (KXLY)

STA approves extended route for proposed electric trolley bus system. (S-R)

Weather forecast shows the sun wants us dead, high-90s all week. (KREM)

Marijuana smell can still trigger a lawful police search. (S-R)

THERE

Oil trains crowding out grain shipments to Northwest ports. (Seattle Times)

Escapee from Grant County Jail recaptured after just 2 1/2 hours on the lam. (Yakima Herald-Republic)

Montana veterans have mixed reactions to senator’s plagiarism scandal. (AP)

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New York Times editorial board calls for the federal legalization of marijuana. (NYT)

One man killed after several people struck by lightning on California boardwalk. (LA Times)

Violence reignites following ceasefire between Israel and Gaza. (BBC)

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