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October 7, 2012 at 10:15 AM

Morning Memo: 10 local, trending stories for Sunday

Medical marijuana started as a grass-roots movement among AIDS patients, and still caters to patients with cancer, epilepsy and pain. But increasingly, under the guise of medicine, it’s also turned into a party. (Photo by Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)

1. Pot dispensaries clouding medical marijuana’s image

The explosive growth of storefront pot dispensaries is testing state and federal laws and clouding the medical-marijuana industry’s quest for legitimacy. In today’s story, we look at the booming business that now can boast more outlets in Seattle than Starbucks. Tomorrow, we’ll take a closer look at cannibis-infused products from taco mix to cotton candy known as “medibles.”

(Related: Pot proves big mistake for enterprising schemer)

2. McKenna touts his bipartisan successes

This week we profile Attorney General Rob McKenna, Republican candidate for governor (we ran Inslee’s profile last week).  In nearly eight years as attorney general, McKenna has developed a reputation for working across party lines —  and he touts that in his campaign against former Democratic Rep. Jay Inslee.

3. For many jobless, presidential contest is a world away

Despite all the talk by Mitt Romney and President Obama about the unemployed, those looking for work say they have little hope this presidential campaign is  about them.

4. What is ‘women’s’ art?

The exhibit “Elles: Women Artists from the Centre Pompidou, Paris,” opens Thursday at the Seattle Art Museum. It will include 130 works from the original exhibition, and SAM is putting on a companion exhibition that includes local artist Victoria Haven. (Related: Women ask what ‘woman artist’ means.)

5. What are America’s most popular cheap eats? 

Seattle won five spots on Urbanspoon’s list of the nation’s most popular 100 cheap eats. Our cheap eats champs: Bakery NouveauPaseoRed Mill BurgersSalumi, and Zippy’s Giant Burgers. See the full report from Rebekah Denn.

6.  Gay-marriage foes play on fears with save-the-schoolkids tactic

Danny Westneat | The National Organization for Marriage tries to claim that once gay marriage is legal, schools are going to start forcing homosexual values on your kids. Columnist Danny Westneat shares his take on it.

7. Stranger opens fire at Tacoma house party; one killed

One man has died after a shooting at a house party in Tacoma early Sunday, according to Tacoma Police.

8. How did the A’s and Mariners end up on such different paths?

Larry Stone | Since 2009, when Seattle’s future seemed promising and Oakland struggled, the A’s have made all the right moves for success — but is it sustainable?

9. Sunny days, but winter weather not far away

Even though Seattle is on an exceptional sunny streak expected to last a few days more, agencies in the Take Winter By Storm campaign say now is the time to start preparing for winter.

10. Oregon, WMI at odds on $29.4 million tax issue

Sunday Buzz | Like a giant star collapsing into a black hole, Washington Mutual’s bankruptcy was so big it ripped shreds in the very fabric of economic space and time, and created baffling conundrums and paradoxes. Such as: How could WaMu have had some 150 branches in Oregon and yet have had no legal presence there?


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