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February 7, 2013 at 6:56 AM

Thursday Memo: Postal poll … Pot and driving … Raccoon aerialists

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Oh no, no mail on Saturdays. Now that the U.S. Postal Service has decided to stop delivering mail on Saturdays starting in August, we’re wondering how you feel about that. Vote in our poll. (And then there’s this from the secretary of state: Ending Saturday mail affects Washington balloting.)

You don’t often hear the words Nazi, communist, Gestopo, crooks and idiots aimed at public officials all in one meeting in Seattle, but they were flying around last night at a hearing of the city’s Public Safety, Civil Rights and Technology Committee as they took up the issue of unmanned police drones. Not too many folks were in favor of them. … Whether you are for them or against them, let’s at least be civil, no?

An NBA team in Seattle? OK, let’s get this over with already. NBA’s David Stern confirms Seattle group has applied to relocate Kings.

Marijuana and driving: We find it interesting that the word “yet” found its way into our headline: Wash. toxicologist: No spike yet in marijuana DUIs. It’s inevitable, yeah?

Raccoons nesting in a construct crane 150 feet in the air is just too much. What a great little story. How did they do that? KING5 has more details. (OK, raccoons can be nasty critters, but it’s still a good story … )

Most-read stories this morning on seattletimes.com.

  1. REI chief: outsider pick for Interior secretary
  2. Goodbye Saturday mail? Postal Service plans cuts
  3. Crowd packs guns, packs City Hall in Oak Harbor
  4. Must job hunters reveal Facebook password?
  5. Huskies have put together a talented group of defensive line recruits

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

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