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January 24, 2013 at 7:01 AM

Thursday Memo: Nuclear power … Naked man and hammering man … Pot forum

National Weather Service / Forecast

Who said nuke power isn’t great? The single nuclear power plant in the Northwest had a record year last year by generating more juice than ever in the 28 years it has been around, according to the folks who run it. It’s called the Columbia Generating Station and it’s in Richland. Nuclear power has gotten mixed reviews at best in our state.

You can’t see this headline and not read the story: Naked man chased out of Fife motel room by hammer-wielding husband. The News Tribune has the story.

 76-year-old woman dragged by hair, duct-taped and robbed: It happened in Washougal, Clark County. The perpetrators, who are in their late teens or early 20s, got away. The woman freed herself and tried to call police, but the phone wouldn’t work so she sought help from neighbors. She is going to be OK. (Washougal is on the Columbia River, 18 miles east of Vancouver, Wash.)

Marijuana forum: The Liquor Control Board will host a forum tonight at Seattle City Hall on legal marijuana sales. It’s the second in a series, and the liquor board, which will regulate marijuana sales and such in the state, wants to hear from you. The forum starts at 6 p.m. By the way, if you haven’t heard, bud is legal now.

Some good news for a change: Along with the bad news, i.e., Boeing’s battery woes,  a damaged Highway 99 tunnel machine and bodies found in a car in a river, here is some good news…

Michelle Jay warms up before embarking on the Cold Creek trail on the East Summit of Snoqualmie Pass this past Saturday. Jay is one of six Washington state skiers competing on the U.S. team in South Korea. (Seattle Times photo)

6 state skiers on their game for Special Olympics in South Korea

New council looks at ways to get more kids into college

Basketball adds another bounce to our step | Jerry Large

Most-read stories this morning on seattletimes.com: 

  1. Fall start planned for 660-foot skyscraper in downtown Seattle
  2. Latest Sodo arena plan is an eco-friendly design
  3. Telling the NBA off was just smart business |Danny Westneat
  4. Former Husky Zach Fogerson arrested in connection with robbery on UW campus
  5. 787 battery blew up in ’06 lab test, burned down building


Nick Provenza: 206-464-2142 or nprovenza@seattletimes.com

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