June 12, 2013 at 6:47 AM
Wednesday Memo: Pot shot … Gun background checks … Missing mushroomer
Maybe it’s better to just hand over the drugs: There was a shooting in North Seattle early this morning when a man apparently refused to give marijuana to three other men in a drug deal. The guy with the drugs got shot. He apparently isn’t going to die, but like we said, how about just handing over the pot.
Speaking of guns: Gun-control activists have filed an initiative in our state that would require criminal-background checks for almost all firearm sales and transfers. Never mind that a bill to that effect didn’t survive in the Legislature earlier this year. Gun-rights folks oppose all this. Do you support or oppose stiffer criminal-background checks on all firearm sales and transfers in Washington state? Vote in our poll.
Mushroom hunter from Seattle is missing: The 79-year-old woman has been missing since Saturday when she went mushroom hunting in Chelan County, reports KPQ radio. The search for Hildegard Hendrickson began yesterday after her car was found at a Forest Service trailhead. Authorities contacted her family and were told Hendrickson was on just a day trip and was supposed to return home Saturday.
Oh no, not another one … State lawmakers still can’t get the job done and are going into a second special session. It’s a good thing those folks don’t operate, say, the ferry system, or no one would ever get anywhere. The governor says he’s gearing up for a possible government shutdown should the current state budget expire if lawmakers don’t pass a new one.
More evidence that Seattle is a soccer town: More than 40,000 of us turned out for the World Cup qualifying match at CenturyLink Field last night, where the U.S. beat Panama, 2-0. And, Eddie Johnson of Sounders FC had one of those goals.
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