February 12, 2013 at 6:40 AM
Tuesday Memo: N. Seattle attacks … Snow poll … Pot drop … Nuclear crosshairs
A marijuana law we probably don’t need: Two state lawmakers have floated a bill that would lay out how to dispose of “legal amounts of marijuana inadvertently left at retail stores holding a pharmacy license.” For example, if you dropped less than an ounce of bud in such a store, the store must call the cops and the weed must be disposed of properly. OK then, don’t drop a baggie at Walmart. (We’re betting that a lot of folks know how they would dispose of it.)
What’s going on in North Seattle with the news of a fourth attack? A woman told police yesterday she’d been assaulted very early Sunday while walking home. She saw a man following her, and when she reached the 4700 block of Thackeray Place Northeast. the man caught up to her and tackled her to the ground. She screamed, punched and kicked the man and eventually he gave up and ran. It’s the fourth such incident in a week.
No snow for Seattle this winter. That may well happen, says the National Weather Service. Some folks love the snow in the city, despite the hills, the stuck and delayed buses and our fellow drivers’ lack of winter driving skills. But, it’s still February, and we’ve had snowfall even into March. Would you welcome snow in Seattle this winter? Vote in our poll.
North Korea and a nuclear bomb: We just don’t like the sound of this story, especially the part about “capable of striking the United States” as in the West Coast, as in us. “Defying U.N. warnings, North Korea on Tuesday conducted its third nuclear test in the remote, snowy northeast, taking a crucial step toward its goal of building a bomb small enough to be fitted on a missile capable of striking the United States.”
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