Smurfing and pot: Under the draft rules for marijuana sales in our state, we could buy an ounce of weed seven days a week and up to 20 hours a day; out-of-staters, too. Not so in Colorado, where pot also is legal. Lawmakers there limit out-of-staters to buying just a quarter-ounce to stymie what’s called “smurfing.” That’s where someone makes several buys to build up a stash to sell on the black market. Smurfing. Who knew?
Arrests made in racial threats and beatings case: Three men in Clark County have been busted in connection with the March 18 beatings in a Vancouver, Wash., bar. The men are alleged to have beaten three men and threatened to kill one of them based on his race. The suspects took off before police arrived. The Columbian has more details.
And in a pool room and bar incident in Lakewood, Pierce County: A 47-year-old man is in critical condition after being punched in the face by a man he bumped into while both were playing pool. The incident happened Wednesday. The puncher ran off before police got there, but they are using surveillance camera video to help find him. The injuries to the man who was punched are life-threatening.
What’s this? The Mariners beat the Yankees 3-2. As our sports writer Geoff Baker puts it, “The Thursday night thriller might go down as one of the bigger victories notched by the Mariners in years.” And the crowd of 35,392 was a far cry from the handful who turn out for a Mariners home game.
Shooting in North Seattle late last night: A man believed to be in his 30s has life-threatening injuries after being shot in the chest by another man he knows, according to Seattle police. Police were called to the 14300 block of Aurora Avenue North about 11 p.m. in response to a shooting. They found the shooting victim there and learned that the shooter took off on a bicycle. Police are trying to find him and learn what led up to in shooting.
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