Weekend Briefing | News for July 4 – 8

What's in this Weekend Briefing? A suspected DUI crash into a museum, medical marijuana, a WWII vet flying in a B-17 bomber, a 5 week road closure in Enumclaw and Buckley's new summer concert series!

Cannabis Patient Protection act closes marijuana dispensaries, but retail stores have no replacement products

The Cannabis Patient Protection Act came into full effect July 1, bringing with it the development of a medical marijuana patient database as well as the closing of medical marijuana dispensaries around the state. The only problem – the Liquor and Cannabis Board says no medical marijuana (or Department of Health-compliant marijuana) is available in retail stores at the moment. Read about how the Cannabis Patient Protection Act is working for recreational and medical marijuana users here.

Car crashes into Buckley museum

A car crashing into the Buckley Historical Museum in mid-June, causing between $75,000 and $100,000 in damage. The museum’s insurance will cover the damage to the building but won’t cover any of the damaged artifacts. The museum has created a GoFundMe page to raise money for those repairs. Read about the crash and how the museum plans to move forward here.

World War II veteran takes to the skies once again

A local boy scout troop recently raised enough money to take Don Woods, a 92 year-old World War II veteran, back into the skies in a B-17 bomber – the same model plane he flew in the war. His son Bryant and scout Hunter, who came up with this idea, went up with Don. Read about the veteran’s latest flight here.

DOT to close Veazie-Cumberland for five weeks

The headline pretty much explains it all, so be prepared for the closure on July 18. Read about the whole project and what’s going to be new in August here.

Buckley hosts first time ever concert series

Starting Thursday, July 21, Buckley will host its first ever summer music concert series, “Music in the Park.” Concerts start at 6 p.m. on the south side of the Buckley Youth Center. Check out more details about the concert series and the lineup here.

 

 

 

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