A car with a giant apple on top promotes a "yes" vote on Initiative 522 in Washington state, which would require genetically modified foods to be labeled as such.
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November 5, 2013 There's plenty of action to be found on statewide ballots this election season. Colorado voters must decide whether to raise income taxes to provide more funding for public schools, and how much to tax marijuana sales. In Washington state, a fight over labeling genetically modified foods is drenched in cash.
A customer rolls a joint made of half marijuana and half tobacco in Olympia, Wash., on December 9, 2012.
March 22, 2013 Law enforcement agencies in Washington state are having to make lots of adjustments as the state implements a ballot initiative that legalized the use of marijuana. One surprise change has been the need to re-train dogs used for sniffing out illegal drugs.
November 2, 2010 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, voting on ballot initiatives, and the best political movies. In the second hour, singer Dionne Warwick, and what to watch in tonight's election.
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