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April 2, 2013 at 6:49 AM

Tuesday Memo: Dancing tax … Mom’s kayak rescue … M’s win

A dance tax? Seriously? The state has a tax on dancing in certain venues, put in place in the 1960s. Several folks turned out in Olympia yesterday in support of an effort to repeal the law. Here’s the rub. It all comes down to audits, tax collections and some venue operators not keeping good records or not paying the state. Really, we have a dance tax? Who knew? Read the story: Dozens shimmy, shake to protest Washington’s dance tax

Mom to the rescue! A dispatcher says she knew that her kayaking mother could reach a stranded boater on the Columbia River near Cathlamet quicker that anyone else, so she sent her out to save the day. Mom lived close to where the boater, actually a kayaker, was clinging to a log after her kayak overturned. Mom beat the sheriff’s rescue boat to the scene. Everyone got 0ut safely. The Daily News has the story.

Weather: Looks like we’ve finally reached that time when temps will hover around the 60-degree mark. Have you started wearing a lighter coat or jacket yet? Heck, we’ve seen some of you wearing flip flops to work…

Mariners fans take in Monday night's season opener at Safeco Field. No admission was charged, and 15,376 fans showed up to watch the action on the new Jumbotron screen in center field. (Photo by Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)

Mariners fans take in Monday night’s season opener at Safeco Field. No admission was charged, and 15,376 fans showed up to watch the action on the new Jumbotron screen in center field. (Photo by Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)

The Mariners win their season opener. Let’s say it while the gettin’s good: They’re in first place, for now. Mariners win 2-0 over A’s

No fireworks … So the threat of no Lake Union fireworks this July 4 looks real this time around? In a city the size of Seattle, does this seem right? Just saying. (And yours truly doesn’t even like fireworks shows.)

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

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