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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: New Laws Take Effect Nationwide Jan. 1

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    SEATTLE (AP) - The acrimonious battle over Boeing's new 777X airplane - with state lawmakers approving $9 billion in tax incentives to persuade the company to build the aircraft in Washington and machinists rejecting a contract offer - was voted the state's top news story of 2013 by Associated Press member editors.>>
    SEATTLE (AP) - The acrimonious battle over Boeing's new 777X airplane - with state lawmakers approving $9 billion in tax incentives to persuade the company to build the aircraft in Washington and machinists rejecting a contract offer - was voted the state's top news story of 2013 by Associated Press member editors.
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KHQ.COM - The new year will bring about a host of new laws that take effect Wednesday across the United States.
    
In Colorado, pot stores will open their doors in the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. And Illinois becomes the 20th state to legalize pot. The laws still fly in the face of federal drug rules
    
Guns in Connecticut that are considered assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition magazines must be registered with authorities or they'll be considered contraband. The law was passed in response to the Newtown mass school shooting.
    
Transgender students in California choose which restroom to use and whether to play on boys' or girls' sports teams, unless opponents can gather enough signatures for a referendum to overturn the law.
    
And photographers in California who harass celebrities and their children could face up to a year in county jail and a maximum $10,000 fine.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The FBI is looking for a convicted felon they believe is involved in trafficking methamphetamine in Montana.  33-year-old Chase Storlie initially had a federal arrest warrant issued for him in Montana on June 9 for failure to appear at his arraignment in Helena. Storlie was previously charged on April 26, 2017, with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute meth.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The FBI is looking for a convicted felon they believe is involved in trafficking methamphetamine in Montana.  33-year-old Chase Storlie initially had a federal arrest warrant issued for him in Montana on June 9 for failure to appear at his arraignment in Helena. Storlie was previously charged on April 26, 2017, with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute meth.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, July 19th.

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