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June 6, 2012 at 6:58 AM

Morning Memo/Wednesday: Green River killer tourism? … Anti-gay-marriage signatures … Medical marijuana

Weather: Hey, it’s not raining this morning. At least not here in South Lake Union. We may even see some sun breaks. We obviously have done something to please the weather gods. Or not. It could rain late today and almost assuredly tomorrow and Friday. No matter what, temperatures remain unseasonably cool. The National Weather Service forecast.

Traffic: The map and cams.

Green River killer Gary Ridgway

A Green River killer sightseeing tour? We can only hope this is a joke. KOMO-TV says a local “entrepreneur” has decided to fill a void  in local history by offering a sightseeing tour of the places where the country’s deadliest serial killer preyed on his victims and where he did away with them. This blog post will only serve to advertise his plans, we know, but if this venture is the real deal, it’s a slap in the face to the families of all of Gary Ridgway’s nearly 50 victims, despite what the “tour guide,” Matt Lewis, says to the contrary.

No medical marijuana selling or growing in Kent: The city council voted 4-3 last night to ban medical marijuana dispensaries and collective gardens in this city of 115,000. Some council members said the state’s medical marijuana law is vague.

No power in Chinatown International District: The planned 20-hour power outage continues today as City Light crews install an alternate power supply to a portion of the neighborhood. Extra cops are on hand to make sure no one decides to take advantage of the situation. Power is expected to be turned back on around 7 p.m.

Signatures of gay-marriage opponents: Opponents of the state’s new same-sex marriage law are scheduled to turn in some 225,000 signatures this morning in support of Referendum 74, which aims to overturn the law. The Legislature gave the OK to gay marriage earlier this year and the governor signed the bill in February.

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Comments | Topics: Gary Ridgway, Green River killer, Kent

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