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April 19, 2013 at 6:47 AM

Friday Memo: Watch your bud … No Coast Guard at Seafair … Jail visits for mom, dad

Don’t leave your bud behind at a Walmart: Lawmakers did go ahead and pass the bill telling us what to do if small, legal amounts of maryjane are accidentally left behind at stores with pharmacies. The bill came to life after someone dropped some marijuana at a Walmart. Let’s see, the bill says the store must tell the cops about the marijuana and the stash must be destroyed or made so you can’t use it. Glad we’ll have that law …

Speaking of marijuana … remember that Puyallup guy with the marijuana grow operation who shot and killed a couple of intruders in December? Well, the feds have charged him with federal gun and drug charges. The shooting of the two men, however, has been determined to be self-defense. Did we mention that the man’s 7-year-old son was at home when his father killed the intruders?

No Coast Guard ships at Seafair. Federal budget cuts have nixed the Coast Guard’s participation at Seafair this year, just as the cuts canceled the Blue Angels’ appearance at the summer celebration. Well at least we know where are federal taxes aren’t being spent.

The parents of that Moses Lake boy who is accused of shooting them will get to visit him in jail. Both apparently wanted the reunion, and a judge has ruled it’s OK. The 14-year-old, apparently unhappy that mom and dad took away his video-game privileges,  got a gun from a safe in the home, went into his parents’ bedroom and started shooting, according to charges. The Columbia Basin Herald has the story.

Fertilizer plants in Washington state: The state Agriculture Department says we have two fertilizer plants in the state that make products similar to those at the West, Texas, facility that exploded this week. The plants, both in Finley, outside Richland in the Tri-Cities, have good safety records. KING5 has the story.

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

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