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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

May 4, 2013 at 8:56 AM

Saturday Memo: Sunny weather … Boating season starts … Kentucky Derby

Get outside: Take a peek out your window today and you’ll see sunshine. Walk outside and you’ll feel temperatures climbing toward 74 degrees. Great weather for the Opening Day of Seattle’s boating season. The 25 rowing races through the Montlake Cut start at 9:55 a.m. this morning with the women’s and men’s Windermere Cup at 11:35 and 11:45. Then it’s time for the Seattle Yacht Club’s 93rd annual boat parade. Don’t forget your sunscreen.

Derby Day: Kevin Krigger was the top jockey at Auburn’s Emerald Downs in 2005. Today he’s riding Goldencents in the Kentucky Derby. If they cross the finish line first, Krigger will become the first black rider to win the premier U.S. Thoroughbred race since 1902. TV time for the race: 2 p.m. PDT.

Call for help: Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill into law this week that protects underage drinkers from minor-in-possession charges if they call for medical help for a drunk friend. The bill, passed by the Legislature last month, expands an earlier law for drug overdoses. Opponents argued it would encourage underage drinking, but supporters say it will help save young lives.

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Memo light: Red and Rover | By Brian Basset

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