There's always room for compromise on ballot questions

01/19/2018 01:49 PM EST
While our state lawmakers oftentimes shy away from tackling difficult issues, they're also keenly aware that it doesn't take a weatherman to know which way the wind's blowing. 
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EDITORIAL: Federal input on pot industry is wise
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